Freezing internet connection

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  1. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    Right,

    I've got my brand spanking new ADSL connection which, with Zone Alarm can be left on 24/7.

    The only problem is that it can't. If it's left on continuously, it the Fujitsu modem seems to freeze. The power lanp is on, and I've disabled the power-off option in the modem set-up.

    No amount of redialing will activate the modem again, and the only way to breathe life into the little darling is to restart the PC.

    Any ideas how to solve??
     
  2. {film_man}'s Avatar

    {film_man} said:

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    leave mirc on or something so data is allways on the move that may help
     
  3. GETanner's Avatar

    GETanner said:

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    What OS are you running?

    If it is XP, have you tried repairing the connection?

    Start
    My Network Places
    View Network Connections
    Double Click Local Area Connection
    Support
    Repair

    If this works, then you need to add your DNS server IP's into the Trusted Zone of Zone Alarm.

    Some ISP's have more than one pair of Primary and Secondary DNS servers and you will need to obtain the full list.

    It may just be a case of ZA not allowing your PC access to the DNS server and though it appears you can not access the net, this will only be for un-resolved addresses.

    ie

    You can not ping pop3.demon.co.uk but you can ping 194.217.242.22 which is the resolved address.

    I had this problem when I added a router to my BY modem and adding the DNS list solved the problem.

    G
     
  4. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    Film_man, Thanks but it freezes even when I'm surfing.

    GETanner, I'm using that most stable OS Windows ME
     
  5. {film_man}'s Avatar

    {film_man} said:

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    what lev have you got Zone Alarm set at
     
  6. nickstan's Avatar

    nickstan said:

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    Hi m8,

    Don't know if this is for the same modem you have
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Cheers
    nickstan
     
  7. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    It's the very same modem,

    just downloaded the fix - hope it works
     
  8. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    Film man

    Internet securite is set at high
     
  9. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    nickstan,

    I assume that since you know the link, you've had the problem:

    What OS are you using?

    what are the symptoms of loosing syncronisation.

    My modem just stops receiving data, although it still shows as being connected (with data still being sent). Lights on the moden are still lit.

    It seems as though the modem just freezes.

    A disconnect using the icon and redial doesn't work. and a restart of the system causes a PC lock-up, with the only solution being a hard start.

    Any other Fujitsu usesr seen this??



    Also, if any peeps that have applied this patch - what value on the slider have you applied?
     
  10. sbaxter9's Avatar

    sbaxter9 said:

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    i have the fujitsu fdx 310 but have had no problems at all(touch wood) didnt the download of pipex work?
     
  11. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    Not yet - I've just moved the slider to number 5. Problem is that all's well for about an hour, and then the modem freezes, Should know by tomorror if the patch works with the fujitsu and onetel
     
  12. nickstan's Avatar

    nickstan said:

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    Hi m8,

    I came across the patch just checking for any updates. I have'nt has any problems with mine. Sorry i can't help any more than that.

    Cheers
    nickstan
     
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    BomFunkDaddy said:

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    it maybe cuz your connection is new, when i had broadband installed it would sometimes not connect and drop this happened for a week maybe 2 but i have never had another problem since. contact your isp and tell em ur prob.
     
  14. nickstan's Avatar

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    Hi Corskey,

    Just remembered i did have a problem very similar to this a while back. I found the problem was my virus scanner (Trend one i think). It has a web filter thing running which kept knackering up all the time and giving the same symptems you've described above.

    Hope this helps
    nickstan
     
  15. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    I'm running Zone Alarm Pro and Norton Anti Virus. I see the same problem when I switch both off, though I opem my PC to hackers stealing my Bucks Fizz collection.

    Since I used the PIPEX patch, thingh have got better, though the connection is not in anyway 24/7

    Thanks for your posts m8