I'm normally using Netscape 4.75 with an ADSL link from Canmore. No
problems connecting with the AFHS site except when Telus is down locally.
I switch to IE 5.1 if I'm having trouble with a particular site, but AFHS
has not been a problem.
owner dist gen wrote:
> Interesting. I have only occasionally had a timeout with Telus. Maybe
> it depends on the neighbourhood?
> On Thursday, Apr 3, 2003, at 22:17 Canada/Mountain, Charlie Hansen
> > Also using Netscape 7.0X versions, I have frequently have this error
> > message. Netscape 4.xx gave a different error message, as I recall.
> > It seems to occur when Netscape times out on my DSL connection. I
> > expect it only occurs with high speed connections. I can often
> > access a given web page if I just retry several times. It usually
> > will start working again after anywhere from one to sometimes over 15
> > minutes. When it occurs, I am also unable to download my e-mail. My
> > Pegasus program is set to time out after 90 seconds. I have also
> > tried doing a "ping" command from MS-DOS, "ping www.telus.net". It
> > also times out. Pinging the magic IP 127.0.0.1 which tests your own
> > computer's TCP/IP hardware and software checks out OK. For
> > information on using the ping command, see:
> > http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/step/1,,26124+24956+1362,00.html
> > Telus tech services tell me that if all the lights on my DSL modem
> > are green, which they are, that it has to be my computer. However
> > that does not explain why the connection will start working by just
> > waiting and then retrying. Telus also suggest turning off and
> > restarting the modem, and then rebooting the computer. Also to
> > "Start->Run->winipcfg" and "release" and "renew" the DSL connection.
> > Sometimes this attempt to renew also times out and gives an error
> > message.
> > I believe the problem is somewhere in the DSL lines in the Telus
> > system, but Telus won't yet acknowledge that. However, Telus did set
> > up a trouble ticket number, that I can use when I call them again, to
> > bypass the usual wait for telephone help, but they want me to keep a
> > complete log of what programs I am using and what I try whenever I
> > have a problem. What a pain!
> > This probably won't help answer your question, but be assured that
> > the problem is not just with AFHS websites, and is not a recent one.
> > I started having connection problems when Telus took over from
> > Cadvision, but they seem to happen more frequently now.
> > Regards,
> > Charlie Hansen
> > http://www.afhs.ab.ca