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# 38597 1-Aug-2009 16:40
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I am trying to set up a dial-up connection (dont laugh) for a person to just gather web-based email.
I have subscribed to a local dialup provider and all that is rewuired to enter in the username password and phone number, no problem.
The issue I have is a lack of connection to most but not all web pages. I can connect to Google, NZ Herald loads but it never finishes loading, most other sites, including the ISP site, do not load, I just get the "Waiting for Reply" message.
The strange thing for me is I can ping the ISP both by their site name and number but no web page will load.
I am using an external modem and I have tried with two different computers, one running XP and the other on Vista. I have turned off all anti-v and firewall programs. I have tried IE, Firefox and Chrome, all with the same result.
Appreciate any suggestions.

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  # 241250 1-Aug-2009 17:44
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If youve tried two different computers then Id suspect either your modem connection rate is extremely slow (what rate does it say ?) caused by poor lines, or the ISP has problems that they havent mentioned.

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  # 241261 1-Aug-2009 18:24
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Thanks for that. Havent checked the modem speed but I did notice the Google site loaded very quickly.

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