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I keep having problems:


1. Initial Load of site will tell me "web site not responding" so I keep closing and reloading until it goes through.


2. Changing from Forum to Forum is SLOWWWWWWWWW


3. Trying to post a reply the numbers at the bottom of my screen SLOWLY crept from 1% to 33% and then "website not responding" came on and the reply was lost...and wouldn't you know it was a long reply.



NOW.......Here is the Rub....I have DSL!


Anyone else?


lee


[This message has been edited by LeeAntin (edited 08-31-2001).]
 

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Seems A-OK for me, Lee. You may have a computer/ISP problem.


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I am not sure Ken. First i use America Online and the DSL is Verizon and all other sites don't experience these problems.


PLUS....I just went over to the DVD and LD Software Forum and the Thread "What is the REAL resolution of DVD?" which had 16 posts has disappeared!


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Lee,


You could try a post in the Forum Feedback section, David would probably know if something was amiss.


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Lee:


This might be a little OT from the standpoint of HDTV, but I've a few suggestions for you in tracing down DSL problems:


1) Most DSL ISPs use dynamic IP addressing. What this typically means is that when you turn your computer on, your modem "connects" with teh central server and establishes an IP range. Note that this is not the same as logging onto the ISP as you would when surfing the net.


2) Sometimes the servers that assign the IP will be slow or even constrained in its ability to connect to sites with certain permanent IP addresses. I frequently have this problem when attempting to access one of the local news stations' weather websites.


3) If you suspect that you have this problem, you can often cure it by shutting down your machine, disconnecting the phone line, waiting perhaps 3 minutes or so, and re-connecting. Doing so usually gets you a different dynamic IP address that works better. Note that simply logging off the ISP without turing your computer off will not do this - the same address or range of addresses will still be active since your modem still maintains a low-level connect to the ISP.


4) If you don't already know about it, you can get a free speed estimate from www.toast.net. Just click on the "free performance test" on the main page, and follow the instructions. I often find when I'm having problems that even though my DSL modem driver shows connection at say, 900 kbs, the performance test will show a "true" thourghput of only 100 kbs or so, and repeating the test several times will yield wildly varying numbers. Shutting off the machine in the manner described above will usually fix this.


Sorry if this is "talking down" to a 'net professional - I never can gauge the savy of someone on the other end of a modem!


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Thank you for all of your suggestions!


I know as much about DSL as I do about "dark side of the moon" so you are definitely "talking up" to me.


I am very versed in computers......IBM Mainframe Computers. I know just enough about PC's (have had one for 15 years) just to be considered "dangerous."


Thanks again


Lee
 
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