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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jy958, Dec 16, 2001.

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  1. jy958

    jy958 Thread Starter

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    I continue to get booted off the net, I have checked disk errors, modem, and all I know, have defragged frequently...but continue to get kicked offline. Any ideas?
     
  2. DoyceJ

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    Is is a certain amount of time every time? Do you run Outlook Express?
     
  3. SavvyLady

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    This might sound silly....but I take it you are using dial-up.
    Is so...do you have *70 in front of the # your modem calls? Even if you don't have call waiting you should apply it as often the phone co. will enable call waiting as a promotional aspect or its on for no apparent reason.

    If you are using a dialup of any kind you should use *70


    Savvy :)

    PS... in other words an incoming call would break the connection.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Two of the most common causes I've run into are bad access numbers -- try different ones if you can (make sure they're local!) -- and bad phone lines. For the latter you can call your phone company and ask them to check the line.

    There are a few tips and tweaks covered in this ISP troubleshooter...

    http://support.provide.net/connection/disconnect.html
     
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