DSL modem "connects" but doesn't pass data
Posted on 2002-05-14
I've got a win98 machine with a dsl modem in it, as well as a nic for home network/ics.
Everything works fine, but the hard drive is terribly slow in this machine as measured by benchmarks.
Originally the machine stood alone without the dsl modem or the nic. I installed the modem, no problems. Later on I added the nic, configured ics, everything is fine.
However when I through in the faster drive and put win98 on it, of course the machine already had the modem and nic in it. Installation of the os went fine, it picked up the nic. I ran the setup for installing the dsl modem, put in my ip address, gateway, etc. everything goes normally........
When I restart the machine, the modem seems to go through the process of connecting, but the little lights in the tray never go green (green means "good"). When I check the status of the modem, it shows connected. All of the settings look fine. But it will not pass any data.
The dsl modem is listed in the device manager. But when I run winipcfg, only the nic is listed, not the dsl modem.
By the way, I may be slow in responding to any comments or questions because I live 4 1/2 hours away from this comptuer!!!! I will, however, do the best that I can.
Thanx in advance.