Broadband and wireless connection/modem problem

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by C Tate, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. C Tate

    C Tate Guest

    We recently got bt yahoo broadband. I set up a wireless connection for with
    a router and a new modem with an Ethernet connection, both of which we had
    to buy. For some reason the computer keeps losing the connection with the
    modem. Why would this happen?

    Another problem concerns the browser. We didn't want to use the yahoo one so
    I changed it to IExplorer. Yahoo used to ask for a sign in but since we went
    to explorer we don't have to do this. Why not? Is this compromising
    security? Should I change the configuration so we do have to sign in?
     
    C Tate, Apr 12, 2004
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  2. C Tate

    Beck Guest

    I dont know about routers, but with regards to your browser problem, its not
    a problem. You do not have to sign in unless visiting the BTyahoo portal.
    All other internet browser activity outside of BTyahoo does not require
    their sign in. Continue as you are, it is safe.
     
    Beck, Apr 12, 2004
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  3. C Tate

    Lurch Guest

    When you say 'loses connection with the modem' do you mean;

    You lose internet access but can access the modems config pages?
    You lose internet connection and access to the modems config pages?
    Any other variations on the above?
    How do you regain a connection?
     
    Lurch, Apr 13, 2004
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  4. C Tate

    Colin Wilson Guest

    Another problem concerns the browser. We didn't want to use the yahoo one so
    If you weren`t going to a yahoo portal, it might be that BT were trying a
    little spyware campaign - they used to make people use a "dialler" that
    wasn`t of any real use, and used that to track their users activity
    online. I`m not sure whether it did anything other than passing on an ID
    string to their main site when you first connect, or whether it allowed
    site tracking (I think some javascript can allow sites you visit to be
    reported "back" but I could be wrong)
     
    Colin Wilson, Apr 13, 2004
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  5. C Tate

    C Tate Guest

    What I mean is I lose Internet access and access to the modem config pages.
    I only regain access after much trouble. One time I did a hard reset of the
    modem. Another time I switched everything on and off a few times and it
    eventually all worked again.
     
    C Tate, Apr 13, 2004
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  6. C Tate

    Lurch Guest

    Right then, and your OS, modem and router are what?
     
    Lurch, Apr 13, 2004
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