Skystar2 droping my DSL line?! /!\HELP/!\

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Hi folks.
I have a Skystar2 + ProgDVB + softcam package running smoothly, but I beem experiencing signal loss on my USB DSL modem. I read somewhere that some people get a similar problem using a 56k modem, the problem being related to the Network Connections on control panel.

- I have tried to disable the SS2 as network pci card, but the driver doesn't allow it.
- Used the S4PC program on startup as normal, but the line keeps droping
- Took S4PC away, but the line keeps droping
- Exchanged modem, but the line keeps droping
- Did a new XP install, but the line keeps droping
- Installed the newest chipset and modem drivers, but...
- Been complaining to my ISP for about a month, they keep saying I have everything 100% ok

When I say that the line keeps droping, I mean that for 1sec I get no signal at all. 10 secs latter I'm surfing at full speed like nothing happened. There isn't a padron, it drops after 1, 2, 4, up to 8 hours.
Is this some kind of problem with the drivers, what am I doing wrong?
Please help! :(
 

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#2
I have heard of several people experiencing similar problems, but not always due to the Skystar, some of these USB modems draw too much power and if you have other USB devices connected can malfunction. The easiest (yet more expensive) way around this is to get yourself a modem/router and connect via ethernet port, this would of course also make life easier for connection of other PCs/Dreambox/IP Phone to the network.
 

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#3
Would an additional USB2 card not help? They are fairly cheap and would reduce the load on the USB if you got several things running on USB
 

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Those are all good points and I have to try some of them. Well, my mbo has 8 usb ports, 4 are available, 4 are in use, of those 4 only 1 is drawing power all the time. I have tried 2 different usb modems, but still have the same problem, really have to try a modem/router.
ATM I can't find the time to do some more experimenting, but thanks for your input I'll put it to good use.
 

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I'd suggest two things (maybe they're worth nothing, but here they go:)

give your skystar a fix ip adress

try pluging it into a externally powered usb hub
 

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I will read those posts, I think did it before but could have missed something. About the modem/router, one portuguese user has one and is experiencing the same problem. One of our mods sugested, among other things, to move the router as far away as possible from the pc case. Seems to have helped that user, but did nothing for me.
I think technisat is aware of this problem, so just to check them out, I wrote them an email. If I get an answer I'll post it here.
Anyway thanks, I'll give it another go. :-bash
 

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Solved my problem and killed two birds with one stone. My usb modem was at fault, there was something wrong with it so I send it down the garbage shoot, really hated that mofo! Got a cheap ass modem\router and now my dsl line is solid as a rock and its better looking too.
Thanks for everyone's help.
 

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#9
nice to hear that mad prophessor ;)
 
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