Re: Help! Computers slow and modem not working.
From: Eve Warlow (evewarlow_at_ntlworld.com)
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 17:27:15 +0100
Thanks Susan, will do.
"Susan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:44:20 -0500, Eve Warlow wrote:
> > I have 3 computers at home, one running WXPPro, another W98 and the
> > thrid W95. Only W95, with a 2 GB hard drive is working properly!
> > My XPPro won't let me connect to the internet at all, even though the
> > diagnostics say that the modem is there and all is OK! It is also
> > deathly slow in loading.
> > The W98, which I am now using, having taken 6 attempts to start the
> > thing up at all, is even slower. When it finally goes on, I can connect,
> > but is is very slow to open most programs.
> > I have AVG virus checker operating and it seems to be fine, finding
> > virus attachments and putting them in the Virus Vault automatically.
> > Why is it so slow? And why does my state of the art XPPro refuse to find
> > the modem?
> > Would appreciate any ideas on this. I've already replaced the original
> > modem as that was never right from the beginning on my XPPro either.
> > Eve
> > UK
> I agree with Colonel Flagg & zenner, this doesn't sound security related
> however, the connection issue is a textbook example of "flow control"
> misconfiguration. Usually(USA) it would be configured to "use flow
> control" and "Hardware(RTS/CTS)".
> On the win95 box peek at "Advanced Connection Settings" under "Modem
> Properties". Compare what's there with what's on the win98 & XP boxes.
> Make changes if necessary.
> The slow loading issue is anyone's guess atm.
> -- Susan
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