Bad Connection w/ Broadband PPPoE

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witcon

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Hi,
I have a strange problem. I have AOL broadband and I'd like to connect to the internet without using the infamous bloated AOL software. I know how to do that using Vistas' "set up connection or network" wizard and I can successfully log in using by username and password. The problem is the connection is very poor when I use this method. The speed tests show the correct speed and downloads are full speed but pages seemingly randomly do not load (for long stretches of several minutes). For example my home page does not load ("page cannot load" error), google does not load, some pages load but not fully with many errors.

This isnt a browser issue (I tried firefox, IE, chrome), this isn't a modem/router issue (I have a laptop that works fine with a permanently logged in router), it's not an AOL issue I can still log in fine with AOL software and then browse fine with firefox, it's not a hardware issue, and it's not a firewall issue (it's off).

Therefore it must be an issue with the way windows connects to my modem when using the built in PPPoE broadband connection.

I really have no idea what could be wrong. Maybe one of you do?

Thanks
 

TerryNet

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Some reason you don't just connect to the router?
 
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