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Unread 28-01-2008, 07:06 AM   #1
Jim
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XP Pro SP2 Internet Connection & Time Out Problem

I have a desk top machine with 2 geg of memory that is having an Internet
connections problem. E-mail clients and things like mIRC seem to perform
fine. I use both IE and Firefox (latest versions). On both these browsers
some sites time out and refuse to reload. These are sites with a lot of
advertising that refresh often (DrudgeReoport, news sites, etc.). I have two
ThinkPad laptops both running XP Pro SP2. One with 1 geg and one with 512
meg. The 1 geg has the problem to a lesser degree than the desktop and the
512meg has no problem at all. The 512 laptop has been subject to very
little, if any, Microsoft, or other (like Flash), updates. The other laptop
less update exposure than the desktop.

All three machines access the internet through a Actiontec DSL Modem. I also
have a ATT PC card cell system access on the laptops. Using the PC card
access presents no problems. All machines can access the DSL Modem from the
native Actiontec 802.11g wireless network and I have Ethernet wired the
desktop.

When a problem occurs changing from the wireless to wired connection on the
desktop and re launching the browser usually solves the connection problem
temporarily. When a lock up occurs, both machines, you can still access
"reliable" sites, Weather.com being one. Sometimes, but no always, disabling
and then enabling the same connection solves the problem.

I've consulted with friends who are database administrators at large firms
without any solution. I'm a software developer my self although semi
retired and don't keep up with these operating system issues. I'd reinstall
XP except I don't know what it might accomplish seeing the problem with the
one laptop. The modem could be a problem, but it work fine with the second
laptop.

I could go on about the problem, but if anyone has any ideas PLEASE HELP.

Thanks,
Jim Benson
612.789.2984


 
Unread 28-01-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
thecreator
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Re: XP Pro SP2 Internet Connection & Time Out Problem

Hi Jim,

Why would you post your phone number on the Internet? I deleted in the
reply.

Are you running any software protecting software like SpyBot, McAfee or
any other programs that protect your Identity?

Have you been cleaning up your \Temp Folders, daily by manually cleaning
them out and also running Disk Cleanup?

Are you using a Router? Have you reset the Router to Factory Specs, yet
to help fix the problem?


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thecreator



"Jim" <jjbenson@RMDSsw.com> wrote in message
news:13msp76970hi4d1@corp.supernews.com...
>I have a desk top machine with 2 geg of memory that is having an Internet
>connections problem. E-mail clients and things like mIRC seem to perform
>fine. I use both IE and Firefox (latest versions). On both these browsers
>some sites time out and refuse to reload. These are sites with a lot of
>advertising that refresh often (DrudgeReoport, news sites, etc.). I have
>two ThinkPad laptops both running XP Pro SP2. One with 1 geg and one with
>512 meg. The 1 geg has the problem to a lesser degree than the desktop and
>the 512meg has no problem at all. The 512 laptop has been subject to very
>little, if any, Microsoft, or other (like Flash), updates. The other laptop
>less update exposure than the desktop.
>
> All three machines access the internet through a Actiontec DSL Modem. I
> also have a ATT PC card cell system access on the laptops. Using the PC
> card access presents no problems. All machines can access the DSL Modem
> from the native Actiontec 802.11g wireless network and I have Ethernet
> wired the desktop.
>
> When a problem occurs changing from the wireless to wired connection on
> the desktop and re launching the browser usually solves the connection
> problem temporarily. When a lock up occurs, both machines, you can still
> access "reliable" sites, Weather.com being one. Sometimes, but no always,
> disabling and then enabling the same connection solves the problem.
>
> I've consulted with friends who are database administrators at large firms
> without any solution. I'm a software developer my self although semi
> retired and don't keep up with these operating system issues. I'd
> reinstall XP except I don't know what it might accomplish seeing the
> problem with the one laptop. The modem could be a problem, but it work
> fine with the second laptop.
>
> I could go on about the problem, but if anyone has any ideas PLEASE HELP.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim Benson
>
>



 
 

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