Dialup connection disconnects after 12-15 minutes?
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Dialup connection disconnects after 12-15 minutes?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Dialup connection disconnects after 12-15 minutes?

    Hi guys,

    I just have a bit of a problem with my dialup connection. If seems that everytime I am connected, the connection would drop within 15 minutes after I am connected. I also noticed that the speed drops very dramatically (from 5k, 4k, 2k, 1k, then 0k) in the first 10 minutes until the internet stops completely (yet the connection is still on).

    I don't think its an ISP's problem, but might be something to do with the settings (or even phoneline?). Any suggestions guys?

    Many thanks.

    PartitionMagic is actually made by Harry Potter
    PartitionMagic is actually made by Harry Potter

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Albuquerque, NM USA
    pkipper--Normally, it would be the ISP that is cutting you off after a certain period of "idle" time. Do not know whether that applies to your situation or not. It is, however, weird that you get declining speed and that it happens every time. (Do you mean this happens when just connected to the ISP, or are you talking about during a specific download?)
    Anyway,I would call the ISP, but before you do, check ControlPanel|Modem|Properties|Connection tab and be sure your settings are not checked to "Disconnect if idle for more than x minutes".

    WIN98, IE6, cable,
    Norton AV, ZoneAlarm
    WIN7 Ultimate SP1 64bit, IE 11, NTFS,
    cable, MS Security Essentials, Windows 7 firewall

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hi Welshjim,

    I have checked with my ISP and they said that they do not have an idle time, but they cut us off when connected for 5 hours.

    They cut me off while browsing or downloading, and I noticed the decrease in speed while downloading. Of course a decrease in speed happens to almost all connections, like you start off fast then slowly slows down. Well, my connection starts off fast and then within less than 2 minutes it would drop from 6k to 0k (dead).

    I will give my provider a call and see what they say. Thanks for your relpy.

    PartitionMagic is actually made by Harry Potter
    PartitionMagic is actually made by Harry Potter

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    if u get it figured out, let me in on it.had the same problem for months, is there a site where u can test your isp's service,ect?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    26.03N 80.14W
    Source, Bandwidth Speed Test Broadband Internet Connection Speedtest broadband internet speedtest
    http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/ BandwidthPlace broadband Internet access
    http://bos.speakeasy.net Boston, speakeasy bandwidth speed test
    http://chi.speakeasy.net Chicago, speakeasy networked server speed test
    http://ddi.digital.net/~erin/speedtest.htm From ddi.digital.net in Rockledge, FL
    http://den.speakeasy.net Denver, speakeasy bandwidth speed test
    http://dfw.speakeasy.net Dallas, speakeasy bandwidth speed test
    http://download.enitel.no/speedtest/ Speed test - text download, Norway
    http://email.copelanddata.net/index.asp Copeland Data Systems connections test
    http://hinux.hin.no/~runer/Speed.htm networked server internet speedtest
    http://home.austin.rr.com/bc/bandwidth.htm RoadRunner of Austin, Texas
    http://home.cfl.rr.com/bjp/test.htm Brad's RoadRunner networked server Test
    http://home.cfl.rr.com/cm3/speedtest7.htm Corley's RoadRunner Test page
    http://home.cfl.rr.com/eaa/SpeedTest.htm Eric's RoadRunner Bandwidth Test
    http://home.cfl.rr.com/samjoiner/SpeedTest.htm RoadRunner Bandwidth test, Florida
    http://homepage.tinet.ie/~leslie/testpage.htm 2 tests available.
    http://homepage.tinet.ie/~leslie/testpage/testpg5.htm Modem Speed Test-5
    http://homepage.tinet.ie/~leslie/testpage/testpg7.htm Modem Speed Test-7
    http://itavisen.no/speedometeret.html ITavisen.no | Speedometer, Norway
    http://jetstreamgames.co.nz/speed/ADSLdownload1MB.html online bandwidth speedtest
    http://jetstreamgames.co.nz/speed/ADSLdownload500.html online bandwidth speedtest
    http://JMattes.tripod.com/speedtest.html connections test
    http://lax.speakeasy.net Los Angeles, speakeasy bandwidth speed test
    http://mac56ktest.com/ connections test
    http://megatoolz.com/speed.html MegaToolz.com Speed-o-Meter
    http://members.toast.net/leslie/testpage/testpg56.htm Toast.net Performance Test-56
    http://members.toast.net/leslie/testpage/testpg7.htm Toast.net Performance Testt-7
    http://mrtg.csgpdx.net/SpeedTest/speedtest.htm networked server speedtest
    http://mstriani.tripod.com/speedtest.html Mariano Striani
    http://nyc.speakeasy.net/ DSL speed test
    http://performance.toast.net/ cable speeds internet speedtest
    http://physics.engr.sc.edu/speed.asp Houston RoadRunner online tests
    McAfee.com - Internet Connections Speedometer
    http://real.viaccess.net/speedtest.php3 broadband internet speedtest
    http://sfo.speakeasy.net San Francisco, speakeasy bandwidth speed test
    http://sitka.triumf.ca/cgi-bin/nph-bing TRIUMF Network Monitoring & BNL collaboration (text)
    http://speedtest.chartermi.net/ cable speeds
    http://speedtest.inch.com/ cable speeds internet speedtest
    http://www.telus.net/highspeed/hs-speed.html (Works in IE only)
    http://speedtest.umnet.umich.edu/ bandwidth speedtest
    http://traceroute.ws/speedtest/speedtest.asp Traceroute.WS bandwidth speed test
    http://w1.970.telia.com/~u97007522/ Speed test, Located in northern Sweden
    http://web.bitnet.net/dimension/ (Sweden - Borlange)
    http://web.bitnet.net/dimension/speedtest.htm Sweden, bandwidth speedtest
    http://web.tampabay.rr.com/giis/50.htm RoadRunner of Tampa Bay, FL
    http://www.2wire.com/services/bandwidth.asp modem connections test
    http://www.2wire.com/services/bwm.html 2Wire's cable speeds Bandwidth Meter.
    http://www.aitsoft.com/Services/speedtest.asp AIT -- Services -- Speed Test
    http://www.alken.nl/ Online Speedtest etc.
    http://www.altelco.net/dsltest.html altelco.net networked server Speed Tester
    http://www.aspergantis.com/adsl/performance.htm online services connections test
    http://www.austin.rr.com/speedtest/speed.asp RoadRunner home of Austin, Texas
    http://www.bccommunicationsinc.com/BandwidthTest.htm B&C Communications speed test
    http://www.beelinesoftware.nl/bandwidth/ Beeline Bandwidth Test
    http://www.cable-modem.net/features/oct99/speed.html bandwidth speedtest
    http://www.cablemusic.com/testSpeed.asp bandwidth speed test
    http://www.cinci.rr.com/speedtest/speedtest.html RoadRunner home of Cincinati, Ohio
    http://www.clan.lib.ri.us/clan/speed100.html online services bandwidth speedtest
    http://www.computers4sure.com/speed3.asp?Sp=2386 By mhmd, 4SURE.com bandwidth test.
    http://www.dacor.net/forms/speedtest.asp DACOR networked server Internet Services
    http://www.dagbladet.no/dinside/baandbredde/start.html Norway
    http://www.donspage.com/dsltest/speedtest.html online services bandwidth speed test
    http://www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=1 DSL Reports in Megapath, CA
    http://www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=2 DSL Reports in LinkLine, LA
    http://www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=3 DSL Reports in NAC.NET, NY (restricted)
    http://www.eaglepro.net/bandwith/ Sweden bandwidth speed test
    http://www.eaglepro.net/bandwidth/ Test mot server under Kommunicera.umea.se Sweden
    http://www.ececs.uc.edu/~annexste/speed.html internet performance speedtest
    http://www.ececs.uc.edu/~annexste/speed100.html University of Cincinnati
    http://www.info-techs.com/speedtest.html Information Technologies
    http://www.info-techs.com/speedtest50.html Lakeview Terrace, CA
    http://www.info-techs.com/speedtest500.html Lakeview Terrace, CA
    http://www.itcom.itd.umich.edu/adsl/speedtest.html broadband connection test
    http://www.ivis.nl Nederland bandwidth speed test
    http://www.matrixwebs.com/speedtest50.asp MatrixWebs.com-Silicon Valley
    http://www.matrixwebs.com/speedtest500.asp bandwidth performance speedtest
    http://www.midsouth.rr.com/speed.asp RoadRunner of the Mid-South Speed Test
    http://www.mordax.nl/ Netherlands internet speedtest
    http://www.nettools.com/ online services speedtest
    http://www.numion.com/YourSpeed/Checkup.php?L=br connection test
    http://www.numion.com/YourSpeed/Checkup.php?L=tw United Kingdom
    http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/bandwidth.asp PC Pitstop
    http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/default.asp PC Pitstop's Internet Connection Center
    http://www.satx.rr.com/support/speedtest/ RoadRunner Speed Tests
    http://www.saunalahti.fi/~jkm71/kaista.html modem connection test
    http://www.speed411.com/updateisp3.asp Suggested by: Bill V.
    http://www.speedsuite.net/speedsuite/ Speed test, Amsterdam
    http://www.speedtest.net/ online internet speedtest services
    http://www.squigly.com/performance/ cable speeds near Toronto, Canada
    http://www.summitcomputer.net/speedt...eedtest500.asp internet speedtest
    http://www.surftohere.com/bandwidth/ Bandwidth Load Tests
    http://www.taylor.org/~patrick/javas...connect_speed/ JavaScript speed test w/source.
    http://www.testmyspeed.com/ testmyspeed
    http://www.u.arizona.edu/~jclark/mis.../speedtest.htm internet speedtest
    http://www.verdeonline.com/speedtest.asp VerdeWebs internet speedtest
    http://www22.verizon.com/foryourhome..._SpeedTest.asp verizon speed test

    [This message has been edited by Vernon Frazee (edited 04-21-2002).]
    Vernon Frazee, Microsoft MVP (Windows - Shell/User)

    Defenses Up!
    Tip: When prompted for a password, give an incorrect one first. A phishing site will accept it; a legitimate one won't.

    Inside Spyware: A Guide to Finding, Removing and Preventing Online Pests

    If you don't keep up with security fixes, your computer|network won't be yours for long.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    I had a problem similar to this, turned out to be a faulty modem. Can you borrow one to try ?.

    AMD Duron 850, 256mb ram, 20Gb & 8.4Gb Hd, Windows 98se, IE6, Dial up 56K modem.

    I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.
    PC. AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual Core 3 Ghz 2Mb L2 Cache, 4 Gb ram, 500Gb Hd, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, IE9, Broadband Router.

    I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts