On 2/9/20, Daniel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I connect this HP 6730b Laptop to the Internet via a 3G USB Dongle out
> onto the Telco wireless network.
See if your 3G USB Dongle has any updated firmware/ drivers/ modem
I had one of those USB Telco dongles for a work supplied laptop & and
it took about 3 iterations of software updates before it stopped
dropping the connection.
> For six months or so, it has irregularly lost the connection, so I'd get
> no connection to my UseNet server, (where I spend most of my time) even
> though it might have worked well mere seconds beforehand.
> Then I would notice some of the Browser's six tabs (which auto-update on
> their own) would be showing lose of connection and the two IRC channels
> would also show no connection.
> And, when I click 'Disconnect' on the Win7 Wireless Broadband connection
> thingee, it would not actually disconnect .... maybe for several hours,
> unless I ('cold') rebooted into Win7.
> Just tonight, however, I've noted that sometimes, when I've clicked on a
> new message in a newsgroup, it would take some time to actually display
> the message before coming good, so that got me thinking ....
> Rather than there being something wrong with the Telco's 3G Wireless
> System, might it be that the Internet response time is very slow (all
> you guys slowing down the UseNet servers/links!!) so my SeaMonkey 2.49.5
> or Win7 is timing out??
> If so, where might I adjust this Timeout time?? Is it likely to be a
> SeaMonkey thing or might it be a Win7 thing??
> Win7 User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:52.0)
> Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.49.5 Build identifier: 20190609032134
> Linux User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0)
> Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.49.1 Build identifier: 20171015235623
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