[thelist] Net connection problems

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Fri Sep 21 15:30:51 CDT 2001

Hi guys.

I don't know if any of you in other countries (i.e., not India) have faced 
this problem, but here goes anyway.

I'm facing a problem here with my Net connection (56K modem). I dial in, 
check my mail, etc., start browsing, but about 2-3 minutes later, Internet 
Explorer stops loading sites. I thought it was a browser problem, but it's 
not. The DNS lookup fails, I can't ping, and the only way to get on the Net 
is to disconnect and try again, which again spawns the same cycle. My Net 
connections are restricted to 2 minutes at a time. In fact, I'm squeezing 
this mail out in my the short window that I have.

One of my friends here has a connection with another ISP and he too is 
facing the same problem. This has been going on since last night. Any idea 
what could be happening? Do you think this could have anything to do with 
that cable connection problem to Asia? (though the India to US cable is 
different, I think) 

Have any of you faced the same problem with your ISP? And what could be the 
cause? Anything I should try? Any public DNS servers I can specify instead 
of my ISP's?


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Madhu Menon
User Experience Consultant
e-mail: webguru at vsnl.net

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