IE 6 Problem

By olefarte
Feb 3, 2004
  1. I'm having a problem with IE 6 staying connected. Using DSL.

    I can surf the net for maybe 30 minutes or an hour, it's very random, and then IE stops working. Normaly when I click on a url, I can see the graph on Zone Alarm showing that I am connecting. Now when this happens, nothing shows at all on the graph. This has been going on for about a week. The only way I can reconnect is to reboot, then everything is okay for another 30 min. to an hour.

    I've run a virus scan, Ad-aware and SpyBot, they all show nothing. Anybody got any ideas? Thanks.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Did you think of emptying your internet cache? Rightclick IE on desktop, select Properties, on the General tab, select "delete files" incl. offline content, if you want (advisable) "delete cookies" and "clear history" (set this to max. 2 days)
  3. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,345   +13

    Thanks for the reply. Sorry, I didn't think to put that in, I've already done all that, several times over the last few days, and I keep my history set at 0.

    As I was sending that last post it stopped again. I didn't think it went though.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Here are a few small (free) utilities you can download (or ask a friend) to test the connection:
    NetStatLive from to test the connection.

    Internet Maniac combines various (otherwise DOS-started) programs like Ping, Traceroute, Finger, Whois etc.

    Maybe they give you some more info.

    You can also go to to have your connection tested online (it says for broadband-testing, but works also on a modem)
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