How do I establish a "home page" of my own choosing? The page my browser now opens to by default is not the one I would like.
My connection falls off (crashes?), without warning, whenever I'm not actually loading material (sometimes, even when I am), every 15/20 minutes to an hour or more. My ISP records these as voluntary customer signoffs and disclaims any responsibility. How can I stop this?
As to the ISP disconnects, if your ISP says they cannot find anything wrong on their end, try to update your network adapter drivers. If you have an intel based network/wireless card, they have a tool on their site that automatically finds the most updated driver for your device. I had a similar problem with my computer until I recently updated the wireless drivers and so far have not experienced anymore disconnects after the update.
Thaks, DiiQue. I should have said what browser. Would have saved you some typing.
Thanks for the homepage setup advice. I can do it...but I can't seem to find the page I want, the one I used to have <sigh>
I'm sure I don't have anything like a wireless card. This old crate is seven years-old and running on a 44kps (or less) dialup. We're out in the boonies with no broadband, wireless or (affordable) satellite.
Can't watch Utube, takes forever for pics to load, "connection timed out" is a frequent feature.
Bear with me as I'm doing this from memory... Assuming you have Windows XP:
From the Start menu, choose Control Panel. Click the Network and Internet Connections option, then choose Network Connections. If the Control Panel is in Classic View, double click the Network Connections icon.
Right click your Dialup Connection and choose Properties. Then go to the Options tab and you should see the setting there.