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snusseex

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Hi there, I have lost my internet connection. I am running Win 98 with ADSL. I have a D-Link DFE 538 NIC, a D-Link 300 ADSL modem and a D-Link 604 router. I was on the internet and left for a few minutes, when I returned could not connect any longer with browser or email. So far I have tried rebooting computer, checked cable connections, released and renewed IP address, moved network card to different PCI slot, replaced network card and reloaded drivers but nothing has worked. Device manager says device is working properly. I did an internal loop ping and it says it is sending and receiving. I'm not sure what else to try. Could it be a defective modem?
Thanks.
 
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Just to let you know that you are not the only one who suffers this kind of thing. Leave the computer for a few hours or more and try again. This strangely enough can work wonders for the pc.
I think it reflects poorly on the Industry though.
My last Internet connection was dial up and the monthly downloads looked more like a weekend with Bill Gates.
Call your ISP and post here what they say.
 

snusseex

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After much headache and trial and error, finally up and running again. Moved NIC to third PCI slot and was able to connect at work. Reconnected at home but lost browser connectivity after 5 mins. Contacted ISP, reset IP address, reset modem again, pinged some sites and everything was fine on their end. Finally uninstalled Zonealarm which solved the problem (even though it had been disabled, was still blocking http). Have reinstalled and all is well. Thanks for the posts.
 
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Glad to hear that the work site is better.
That zone alarm can be a real *****!!!!
 
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