I've been consistently having a problem where every 5 minutes or so, while using my dialup connection, the modem will simply stop responding for approximately 30 seconds. Nothing going in or out. Then, suddenly, it will resume as if nothing unusual had happened. At first I thought it was a problem with my modem. But the same thing has happened with several different modems. Then I thought it was my computer, But I got a new computer recently and the same thing happens. Then I thought it was my ISP, but I just tried an alternate ISP, and the same thing happens. What else is left?
PS, I have also found that during this suspension of activity, if I try to do a WINIPCFG, the WINIPCFG program will also hang and not display its main window until the modem resumes.
PPS, I am using Win98se