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Old 04-29-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2005
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Question Dial-up connection spotty- Who is to blame?

I have been dialing up for a while; out where I live, there aren't a whole lot more options. The connection sometimes lasts a while, and other times it lasts less than a minute.

I just use a simple PPP connection, and not a client of some kind. I just use tell ppp to go and it connects.

Is the cutting out an ISP problem or a phone company problem?
Old 04-29-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
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Have you had the telephone line tested? Here in the UK we can get lines tested for free by BT, is it the same in the US?

I knew someone whose modem would disconnect everytime he had strong winds blowing the cables outside his house.


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