Internet connection

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by terlga, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2003
    Cardiff UK
    I am running OS X .3 on a G4, my server is BT internet and I am using an Alcatel Speedtouch
    USB broadband modem. Occasionaly when on the internet and using Safari changing from one web page to another it will freeze, if I try Netscape or IE Explorer nothing moves, although the
    computer itself behaves normally, to solve this I have to remove the modem usb plug and re-insert it, wait for it to cinque up and then re-connect. I have zeroed all data and re-installed the
    software, also installed the latest modem drivers, but still have this problem, I think since I installed Panther. Has anyone else come across this problem? or does anyone know the cause and solution? :mad:
  2. macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Does your modem have an ethernet port, too? If so, you might try using that instead of the USB port... Then you won't need drivers.

    Lee Tom
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I think the standard BT "shark" broadband modems are USB only, which sucks :(
  4. macrumors 68020

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    If so, and depending on the rental charge, it might make sense to buy your own (if BT will let you).

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