I have a Compaq Presario 1694 with an integrated modem. When I connect to the internet with this modem, sometimes it allows me to use the browser, or sometimes it is just dead (dead but still connected). My browser settings are all reset, I am using IE 6.0 and I have re-installed windows 98SE.
When IE works, if I enter a URL everything is fine. If I try to change the URL, I can hear three tick sounds from the laptop speakers, and then it just stops working - and seems dead, although connected.
I have downloaded all patches from Microsoft windows-updated, and installed the latest Compaq modem driver. But still the same.
At the moment it connects, but no surfing is possible. Any ideas?
If I use an external modem in COM1, it works fine... Compaq said that the modem works fine and passed all tests.