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Question for Mac the BA DSL Guy

I have the Infospeed DSL. Its OK, just slow upstream, but there is a problem with it. It seems that after being connected for anywhere for 15-45 minutes.....there will be a pause. This pause will happen for about 20+ seconds, sometimes i disconnect the dialup and reconnect because its taking way too long. Its bad while in the middle of hosting a game for friends or just plain surfing, where there is a pause after each CLICK.

The MTU is set to 1400. Buffer window size is 65355. And its PPPoE 1.4. And I did that fake IP address(1XX.1XX.X.X) or something like that for the NIC. I heard that windows has a patch, on RASPPPoE site, but did not run that. Short of using RASPPPoE, which is my last resort, what can I do?

And I asked one guy from BA support and he said that its the router or DNS updating itself, LOL.



If you are still using the WinPoet software, I would suggest uninstalling and reinstalling it. Yes, this sounds like a cop out, but on occasion this works.


Hamburg, NY
reply to Anon

Browser Sticking? This may help!

This problem is usually caused by Windows hunting for a DHCP server. You didn't say what type of modem you are using but there is a fix that usually works for this. You are on the right track with the non-routable IP addx. Here is what we usually do to take care of this issue.

In Network Properties, you need to verify and tweak all 3 TCP/IP properties. The easiest way in to network config is to right click on "Network Neighborhood" and select properties.

a. Double Click{D/C} on TCP/IP (Dial Up Adapter) IP Address - Obtain Automatically
Wins Configuration - Disabled
Click OK

b. D/C on TCP/IP (DUA#2 VPN Support)
IP Address - Specifiy
Subnet Mask -

Wins Configuration - Disabled
Click OK

c. D/C on TCP/IP (Ethernet / Speedstream)
-this will depend on modem type
IP Address - Specify -
Subnet Mask -
Wins Configuration - Disabled
Click OK

d. Click OK out of Network Configuration, you will be prompted for a reboot at this time, after rebooting, you should see an improvement in your boot time (may not be noticable on all systems). But this should also take care of your browser hanging for that 20 seconds to 2 minutes every so often while browsing.

Hope this helps, has helped numerous people in the past and I am sure many more later

Have a great day.


Mountain View, CA
reply to Anon

Re: Answer

Open your newsreader and add news.pacbell.net. Log in the same way you do for e-mail and you should be off and running...