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Posted: June 23, 2006, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

i got to hurry up before i get knocked off again.i keep getting a message that my connection was broken because the modem stopped responding.where is the modem?  what do i do?  i keep getting knocked off over and over

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    Posted: June 23, 2006, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

    i went and bought a new plug in device where everything is plugged in including a place where there is input and output for my phone line.confused.....

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      Posted: June 23, 2006, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

      sound like thats an aol thing. are you on aol if so call the support center. A teck will walk you thru the steps to take. Sometimes aol's adapter needs to be cleaned.

      you should concider a broadband connection modems are a thing of the past.  

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        Posted: June 23, 2006, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

        thanks four4me.never had broadband.maybe thats the way to go....

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          Posted: June 23, 2006, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

          The Modem is where you plug your telephone wire in at.

          On desktops, they are relatively easy to remove and replace. In the event the modem is built into the motherboard, then you just need to purchase a new internal modem and install it into one of the available slots in the computer.

          On Laptops, they are not so easy to replace as many have them built into the motherboard. In this case, you will need to buy a PCMCIA card for your laptop.

          One other item, check the quality of your phone line. If the quality of your phone line has dropped (ie: static, can hear other voices in background, etc...), then you will want to call the phone company and ask them to get you a clean line.

          Good Luck,

          Sir Metro

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            Posted: June 23, 2006, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

            thanks four4me.never had broadband.maybe thats the way to go....

            once you go cable you will never go back.

            there is just to much going on, on the internet for a cable modem to handle. You can open pages in a split second. look at and view huge files in a matter of seconds. Watch movies etc.

            see music videos etc. etc.

            I am still using aol but i have comcast connection. So i'm paying for both services but man is it worth it. outstanding ability to view any webpage without having to wait for modem to get the job done.

            if you have a friend with cable ask him/her if you can see it in action.

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              Posted: June 23, 2006, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

              Mike:

              The dirty phone line they're describing might well be mine.  I get blown off line about every 10 minutes, on average, because it's lousy phone service up where I live.

              If I felt there was enough margin in my budget I'd definitely go with the other thing to get off the phone lines.

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                Posted: June 23, 2006, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                LOTTOMIKE,

                GET RID OF THE MODEM!  PERIOD!

                The only sensible way to be online at any and all times is via broadband (cable).  Your second best choice is a DSL service if cable is not available in your area. 

                Also, in my opinion, AOL is the worst service you can have.  You need a real grown-up ISP (Internet Service Provider) whereas you don't get kicked offline every ten minutes because of inactivity.  Broadband connections do not have such problems. 

                If you need further assistance, just go to any one of your local tech stores where they sell computers and hardware, and ask any 17-year old kid in the store about your service needs.  I guarantee you that they will be able to help you solve your problem in 5 minutes or less. 

                 

                Remember, get rid of the dial-up, and go with much less worry by using a broadband connection. 

                 

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                  Posted: June 23, 2006, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

                  it seem phone line quality is the problem or might be you have heavy rain/thunderstorm and somehow part of your modem broke (maybe bridge ic).

                  my friend had this problem long time ago and the problem was poor line quality. after fixed by phone tech the internet more steady and faster.

                  well, using xdsl is good one, cost similiar with modem but you get faster connection, here in id it say 386 kbps but in real connection it was 115 kbps.

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                    Posted: June 23, 2006, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                    I've had broadband so long that I can't remember what using a modem was like.  Even when I travel, I won't stay at a hotel that doesn't have broadband.

                     

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                      Posted: June 23, 2006, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                      For the most part my ISP has been very good, but expensive for my dial up connection, almost $22, unlimited, but I can stay on for hours on end, no problems very often, just very very low doing things at LP and elsewhere on the Net, I crawl here, I fairly good with Win98SE nd my old PC, it's optimized to the max for speed for a very old PC, Win98SE and dial up connection, it is as fast as possible for such a set up, I might even be faster than some people who use newer operating systems and PCs, but dial up connections like mine.

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                        Posted: June 23, 2006, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Mike,

                         

                        Since you live in Tn as well, I have heard Bellsouth has had telephone line problems for two days. 

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                          Posted: June 23, 2006, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                          Thanks to any XPERT...........who can help me get a better inter-net??????

                          Have Comcastic...................now:

                          PAY...................Leased Modem $ 3.00

                                                  Service              42.95

                          Total.......HIGH-SEED internet:   $45.95 


                          Though I was on the fastest service, unless I wanted to pay $100 or

                          more for service.  They just installed a new modem recently at my request.

                          I realize, I could by a modem, but they go bad sometimes......SO how can

                          I get rid of modem and get a better service for under $50.00 a  month???

                          THANKS

                          Psykomo 

                           

                           

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                            Posted: June 23, 2006, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                            thanks everyone for the advice!!

                            it happens on an average of every 10 minutes.could be the phone companys problem like lottolove said or like sysp said it could be a broke modem.however for the last few days i have had static a lot when i talk on the phone.......


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                              Posted: June 23, 2006, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                              I have a comcast high speed cable connection, yet it still came with a modem. I thought everyone needs a modem regardless of how fast your hook-up is.

                              It's a Motorolla modem. Maybe a cable modem is different than a regular dial-up modem...I don't know.