What is with this bad internet connection


G

generic

I have a computer which Dual Boots to Windows 98se and Windows 2000
Prof. Normally I use Win98 because I like it better and I have not
found a way to get my email using thunderbird to both use the same
folder for the data.

Anyhow, the problem I'm having is this. I only have dialup internet in
my area, so thats what I use. I have an external modem. When I use
Win98, I can stay online for days if I want to, and download as much as
dislup can handle.

When I connect using Win2000, I am connecting to the same ISP, same
phone number, same modem and obviously same computer. When I connect
with Win2000, much if not most of the time, I'm connected to the
internet, but cant do anything. I click on a website, and nothing
happens. The dialup connection icon dont even light up. It's not the
browser, I have 3 of them installed, they all do this same problem. The
same happens when I use Agent to try to get news on these newsgroups.

I connect at about the same speed with either OS, but the connection
using Win2000 just seems to be dead, yet it is connected. Normally it
works for a few minutes when I first connect, but it's slower than
molasses (yet connected at 46K .... same as when I use Win98). But it's
slow, and after a few minutes, it just stops responding.

Note: Occasionally it just disconnects too.

What could be causing this?
 
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M

Mohan

I have a computer which Dual Boots to Windows 98se and Windows 2000
Prof. Normally I use Win98 because I like it better and I have not
found a way to get my email using thunderbird to both use the same
folder for the data.

Anyhow, the problem I'm having is this. I only have dialup internet
in my area, so thats what I use. I have an external modem. When I
use Win98, I can stay online for days if I want to, and download as
much as dislup can handle.

When I connect using Win2000, I am connecting to the same ISP, same
phone number, same modem and obviously same computer. When I connect
with Win2000, much if not most of the time, I'm connected to the
internet, but cant do anything. I click on a website, and nothing
happens. The dialup connection icon dont even light up. It's not the
browser, I have 3 of them installed, they all do this same problem.
The same happens when I use Agent to try to get news on these
newsgroups.

I connect at about the same speed with either OS, but the connection
using Win2000 just seems to be dead, yet it is connected. Normally it
works for a few minutes when I first connect, but it's slower than
molasses (yet connected at 46K .... same as when I use Win98). But
it's slow, and after a few minutes, it just stops responding.

Note: Occasionally it just disconnects too.

What could be causing this?
Does this happen even if you get into Win2000 straight away - or only
when rebooting to 2K from 98?
I don't know how to put it too technically, but on a dual-boot if you
open Command prompt under each and type & enter ipconfig - you will
notice a different IP address for DNS suffix assigned for each OS under
'Local Area Connection'.

Workaround:
-----------
Do not restart to get into the other OS. Shut down and start.
- OR -
If restarting, pull out the modem jack after the other OS loads, refix
after a while (after the 'Local area connection unplugged' baloon
message pops up) and connect to the Net.
- OR -
When restarting, switch off the modem and switch on.

I had experienced the similar at one time and found the above method/s
to rectify.
 
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G

generic

Does this happen even if you get into Win2000 straight away - or only
when rebooting to 2K from 98?
I don't know how to put it too technically, but on a dual-boot if you
open Command prompt under each and type & enter ipconfig - you will
notice a different IP address for DNS suffix assigned for each OS under
'Local Area Connection'.

Workaround:
-----------
Do not restart to get into the other OS. Shut down and start.
- OR -
If restarting, pull out the modem jack after the other OS loads, refix
after a while (after the 'Local area connection unplugged' baloon
message pops up) and connect to the Net.
- OR -
When restarting, switch off the modem and switch on.

I had experienced the similar at one time and found the above method/s
to rectify.
Because Win2000 cant be started by typing "WIN" like 98 did, I have to
completely reboot & shut off the computer to open 2000.

I have tried to shut off the modem when it dont work right. I always
leave it off for at least one minute too, because some of that stuff
might have capacitors that keep it "alive" for a short while after being
shut off. I normally shut it off when the OS is already loaded. I'll
try to shut it off before I reboot. Maybe I should just plug the modem
into the switched outlet on the computer rear. Right now, it's on a
power strip that shuts off all the accessories at the same time
(monitor, modem, printer, etc). The computer is not on that strip,
because sometimes I like ot leave it turned on, but shut off all the
other stuff to save electricity.

All I can do is try, and will post back if that fixes it.

Thanks
 

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