For about the past 3 or 4 months I have had recurring problems with random disconnections from the Internet.
I get an 'error connecting to Speedtouch connection' message (speedtouch being the modem provided by the broadband provider). I have set the system so that it will auomatically re-dial 10 times in 3 second intervals (I can't remember how I did this! ) and the connection always reconnects after about 4 - 6 attempts.
Now, this is not a big deal as (touch wood) it always reconnects and I can continue from the page I was on: it's just become part and parcel of how I use the 'net.
However, I am wondering what caused this and how I can rectify it. There was no such problem up to 4 months ago (and I have been using the internet for probably 16 months in total).
The ONLY clue is that the bit rate was upgraded to 5.1 mps at about that time and I wonder if this has anything to do with it. (The broadband provider gave me some links to download patches connected with the upgrade but this has not helped.) There does not seem to be anything wrong with the phone line and I have not got a loose wire as far as I can see. Likewise my system is NOT set to close automatically after inactivity for a certain period of time.
I cannot see a pattern to the diconnections other than they seem to be more prevalent in the evening and I am therefore wondering whether it is something to do with increased traffic at that time?
As I say, I suppose I am used to this by now and it certainly isn't a teeth-gnashing problem but I am getting a little bit niggled.
Thanks as always.