JSC_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1153 times:
For the last week or so everytime I go on the internet I keep getting disconnected from as little as a couple of minutes online to about half an hour...it was fine before.
Also pages are taking ages to load....
Any suggestions as to how I could fix it or what has caused it?
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4644 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
If it's DSL it could be....shoot I can't remember the exact name....some kind of "storm"
Your ISP servers search the entire network for active IP adresses and it can cause this sort of "storm". I used to have the same problem till my ISP upgraded something on their end. I think that's how it was but I'm far from an expert!!
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2151 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
I had this same problem after I reformatted my harddrive. No one knew what was causing it, not even Dell. It turned out that my modem speed was set too high. Try going to dial-up networking, and set your modem speed to 38.4 if it's not there already. That solved my problem.