Earthlink/Covad dropping connection and freezing computer
Posted on 2001-08-10
I have Earthlink/Covad DSL and it has been virtually flawless since I got it in Oct 2000. In the past two weeks however, I noticed that my computer will all of the sudden freeze up and a minute or so later I am prompted to re-connect since it says my connection was terminated. When I try to reconnect, it says that the computer I was trying to connect to is busy and to try again later. The computer is still frozen and I am forced to re-boot it. I called Earthlink and they suggested I uninstall Zone Alarm. I did so and I had the connect terminate on me again today. The Earthlink rep said if it keeps happening to re-install my operating system! That seems a little extreme. Anyone have any other ideas? I am running a Pentium III 933 with 384 mb ram. I have a Speedstream DSL modem and it never loses sync. Seems to me that this is an issue with Earthlink, but they tell me it is a software issue on my end. By the way, I am using the latest version of RASPPPOE to connect. Please help!