Dialup UK Article - Reasons For Dialup Connection Failure
The working of dialup connection is largely dependent on
the phone line and modem hardware. If the quality of the phone
line and modem hardware is good and kept in order then the
user can enjoy a good quality dialup connection In these cases,
the users does not have to worry much about performance of
the dial up connection. However, apart form these core factors
there are some issues that can affect the performance of the
dialup connection by causing a disconnection. Some trivial
issues may occur to cause a dial up disconnection at times.
They can be avoided by taking some precautions. Let us have
a look at them…
One notable cause of dial up disconnection is the human interference.
In a dial up connection, the modem needs one dedicated phone
line and occupies that phone terminal. However, in a place
with multiple telephones sharing one access number, this may
become reason for disconnection. This mostly happens then
a person unknowingly picks up the phone from other extension
when the line is accessed by the modem to access internet.
We can make out whether the line is busy or not by listening
for a dial tone. However, there is generally no way to know
that the phone line is being used by a modem until the person
pick up the receiver and listen. At this point, the modem
may drop the connection. This can be avoided by raising awareness
among users about this and let people be aware when someone
is using Internet.
Dial up connection may fail when you receive an external
call while you are accessing internet. At that time, the modem
may drop the internet connection. This mainly happens with
the dial up connections where modems do not have call-waiting
feature. The call-waiting feature allows a modem to stay connected
to internet while an external call is received. At the same
time, the modem signals the user that a call has been received.
You may avoid this issue by having a modem with call waiting
feature. The call-waiting feature can be kept enabled or disabled
per your requirements. If call waiting is enabled while you
are using your dial up connection then the modem connection
will be broken up when the call comes in. On other hand, if
the call waiting feature is disabled then the modem will warn
the user about the incoming call but will not brake the connection
immediately. The user may choose to continue or to break the
internet connection to receive the call. In addition, when
the user signs off then internet, call waiting is reactivated.
Apart from the above two reasons which could occur frequently,
a minor issue may rise due some software applications that
user installed can create a conflict in the dial up connection
and often cause your dial up connection to fail. The exact
cause of the conflict in most cases may not be traceable.
In some cases, events like the installation of another software
program may turn out to be a reason to create conflict. In
this case, you may do some checking before installing software
whether it has any history of creating connection failure
in the dialup connection.