Dial Up Networking in W98 SE
Posted on 2003-03-20
I have a peculiar problem on my PC running W98 Second Edition.
I used to be able to connect normally to my ISP using DialUp Networking.
Over the last few days I find that I am able to connect, but the connection terminates almost immediately. Reconnect, or even many attempts to dial up fresh results in the same effect.
The problem is the same with either ISDN or over normal telephone line.
The problem is the same even when I connect to different ISP's.
I am able to connect to my ISP via a diffferent machine.
The TCP/IP settings are exactly as per the ISP's recommendation.
By pure chance I have found a work around.
Under Network Neighbourhood -> Properties I select Dial up Adapter. I then select any one of the parameters listed there. I click on the parameter value, but do not change it.
I then say OK. Windows says Re-boot for changes to take effect.
I say No. After this my dial up works fine just like old.
This remains in force only till the next reboot. After every reboot, I need to do the work around and every time it works without fail.
I tried removiing and re-installing DUN as suggested by Microsoft Article 181599.
(I removed only the Dial up Adapter and not all Network components)
Thanks in advance