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  1. No offense here guys, but so far what I've been told are things that anyone with a direcway system should know. I'm glad I got Microwave and yooperlady together, at least I accomplished *something* by posting my problems. Unfortunately, I'm no better off than when I was cursing my dway modem and slamming my mouse on the desktop. I'm by no means trying to knock anyone for being friendly, but I'm looking for help beyond the basics here, and all I'm seeing is an expert praising a newbie for giving me info I already had, and it's frustrating. I'm willing to be patient and wait, but please assume that I have already done everything that would be considered "basic" knowledge. Gracias
  2. Thanks guys. I'm not using a router, and I've done all the basic things and the stuff in the "loss of speed" thread. I'm at a loss here.
  3. I'm new here but not new to computers or direcway in general. Anyway, my #1 complaint with my Direcway system is that images, particularly thumbnails, refuse to load. Sometimes I have to refresh a page several times to get them to load, other times some will load but others won't. I know the images "exist" because I can right-click on them and select "show picture" and they will appear. As I'm typing this, several of the emoticon images above are nothing but the big "X". This problem happens on any website I visit, not just one or two sites. I have come here hoping someone has had this problem and has resolved it. This happens daily, often more than once a day. My next beef is that more often than not, pages hesitate to load at all. I can click a link and sit and the lights on my DW6000 just sit there, sometimes for more than 30 seconds, and NOTHING HAPPENS. I have to re-click the links sometimes 2 or 3 times. I restart the modem and all that on a regular basis, in vain. Many times a day, I'll click a link and get an instant "page not found" error, as if the system doesn't even try to retrieve the pages at all. This happens regardless of the address I'm trying to go to. My last and not least annoying problem is this: Downloads will start above 100k, then will stop for about 10 seconds, then will drop to 20 or 30k and stay there. This is not the typical initial "peak" you get when you start downloading. It's as if something is intentionally slowing me down. I have no spyware or malware on my computer...I use several different cleaners and my computer is *clean*. My signal strength right now is 60. I plan to improve that asap, especially if it is causing my problems. I *never* exceed the FAP. All of the problems I have mentioned happen regardless of the weather. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP1, Intel Pro 100/S nic (drivers are updated), I.E.6. I'll gladly give any other information needed if it will help someone help me! I'm looking forward to hearing from anyone who's ready to lend a hand!! Thanks in advance, H.R. Puffinstuff
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