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the_loner_23
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0 posted 09-09-2002 02:46 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

Because it just booted my boyfriend Liam off. He has the suckiest internet I know. Every couple of months he is kicked off the internet for a whole freaking day and can't get back on. And it upsets you. What would you do if your internet did this to you so I can give some suggestions to Liam? Thank You!!!!!!!

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Severn
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1 posted 09-09-2002 05:38 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well why don't you suggest that he check with his ISP (Internet Service Provider) to see why he loses the connection for an entire day. If they can't give him any answers, my small suggestions as I'm not all that technologically minded (heh): Does he restart his computer once it happens? Has he run scandisk and defrag lately? Etc. What kind of connection does he have - if it's 56k, they're slow anyway, and subject to disconnecting sometimes. Though usually you can get back on.

You know though, if this is happening only once every couple of months, in my honest opinion I'm wondering why this is such a crisis? It's not nice to be disconnected from someone, but surely there are other things you could do while you wait for his connection to come back...if you don't focus on it so much, but have other things to do, then it will make it easier when you can't get in touch with him.

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Magicmystery
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2 posted 09-10-2002 09:41 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

I have a suggestion for your boyfriend.  There are a host of free service providers in Canada that use a dial up. Provided that Liam lives in an area serviced by one (meaning he won't have to pay a long distance charge for his computer to dial in to a server, he can have an alternative (at least for a brief amount of time) way to log onto the internet. Even if his connection is a highspeed (cable or dsl thru the phoneline) he can use this alternative.... as long as he has a fax modem.... and they don't cost an arm and a leg either if he needs to go buy one.  They are usually about 25-50 dollars (Canadian) and they install in less than 15 minutes.... that is taking into consideration log off time, openning up the tower, installing the card, closing the tower, connecting the phone cord (both ends) and booting back up, logging back on. I suggest trying www.netzero.com

Sherry
doreen peri
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3 posted 09-10-2002 10:04 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

if my only reason for hating the internet
was because it kept cutting me off,
i might start liking it again
Opeth
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4 posted 09-11-2002 09:56 AM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth

I suggest meeting your boyfriend in person.  If that isn't possible, you could write him a letter and then when the Internet is again available, you could tell him that a letter is on the way. There is life outside the Internet. Good luck to yourself and Liam.
TradingSpaces19
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5 posted 09-21-2002 11:53 AM       View Profile for TradingSpaces19   Email TradingSpaces19   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TradingSpaces19

well if it kept cutting me off I don't think I would care, I don't know though because it has actually never happened to me.

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6 posted 09-22-2002 11:09 AM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

I lose connection loads of times and its either to do with my computer or the internet connection. I live with it. But I used to have a connection that did the same thing so I just switched it with another ISP.

If your afraid of the dark, then why did you come?

 
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