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ADSL Modem Connection Difficulties

By tomrice32
Aug 26, 2004
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  1. Hi all, hope I posted this in the right forum! I've recently had to re-install windows98, I then installed an ADSL Modem on it (Sagem F@st 800-840). I did have problems with the computer rebooting itself at random times while the modem was plugged in, to fix this I changed my USB setting from ISO to BULK as instructed by my ISP.
    Now I am having problems with my connection. While on the internet it just randomly disconnects me and asks if I want to re-dial my connection. When I click re-dial it freezes, so I have to click cancel, re-launch the modem and re-dial again. This is very annoying and was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what might cause it to disconnect?

    By the way I have set Auto-Disconnect to NOT run, and I don't have options to disconnect if idle for 20 minutes or if a connection is no longer needed. I don't think it's because I set the USB to BULK either because I had it on this setting before windows was re-installed and it was fine. Anyway, any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks :)
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Windows 98 is iffy with USB, W98SE is slightly better, but USB-drivers for either hardly ever work.
    Check that you have the latest W98 USB-drivers installed. Also see if there are any USB-drivers on the motherboard CD and install/upgrade those as well.
    If you would install Windows 2000 Pro instead, rather than XP, it would make life a lot easier for you.
  3. tomrice32

    tomrice32 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Hm i'm pretty sure mine is Win98SE actually.. should've said the SE bit. Anyway I had a fiddle around with drivers - don't think I did anything but it is working now! Thanks for your reply.

    Oh yeah also i'd love to have Windows 2000 it does look better, but I don't know how to get it it's just too much hassle. And I don't think my computer is good enough for it at 300mhz either
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Just in case, your PC would be able to handle Win2000. Before you do anything, check around on the internet at your mobo-, audio-, graphics- and other suppliers to get the W2K drivers first.
    Look around for bargain W2Ks, such as Ebay. W2K does not have the registration hassle that XP has.
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