Modem showing connected on task bar but really is not
Posted on 2002-03-08
I have a CTX 266mhz AMD-K6 with 128 mb of ram and 40gig harddrive running win 98. The computer also has a win modem in there.
I usually connect to the internet and leave it on overnight downloading stuff like videos and music. I noticed that recently when I get up in the morning, the little modem monitor on the system tray is still showing that there is a commection but in fact it has been disconnected because I have a dial tone on the phone.
I have disabled the auto disconnect function and I did not have this problem in the past. I think that some power management is enabled because the moniter usually cuts off after awhile. What do you think has happened to my computer??