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When an external modem from my ISP is connected there is problem connecting to the internet more than when using my internal modem so I dont get connected where signals are low

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    pgmadhav May 11, 2010

    What type of modem are you using.


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Try switching external modem on first and then after it has settled down turn computer on.

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