can't access Internet under Win98 using an Actiontec external modem
Posted on 2002-05-22
I got problems logging in to my ISP.
I'm using an Actiontec 56k fax/data external modem and everything was fine until yesterday. I got up at 4:30 in the morning, hoping that I could download some stuff with a smooth connection. I booted into Win98 and tried to connect to my ISP for 3 times---all failed. I didn't get warnings like "you login name or password is incorrect" and since I've ticked "save password" option, there should be nothing wrong with my login name and password. I just kep getting the information "Connection to remote network failed."
I got frustrated and pissed off, so i called up ISP helpdesk. The guy there didn't have a clue and insisted that i didn't use the correct login name or password. I had to hang up and then i rebooted into Linux. As i expected, i didn't have any problem accessing Inernet.
So it seems that there's something wrong with my Win98 configuration. Could anyone help me find out what the real problem was? (More points available for helpful comments.)
Thanks a lot in advance,