Ok, so here’s the story:
I used to live in France, had ADSL and had no trouble at all accessing Live Journal (www.livejournal.com) at all, using Windows 98 and IE 5.
I now upgraded to 5.5, live in Ireland and have a dial up connection (big groan).
So, as soon as I log onto LJ, I get a 630 Error message telling me that my modem isn’t properly functioning. It doesn’t happen on any other websites, just LJ. So, then I check the little green lighty bit that tells you you are connected and it still shows I’m connected, but the bytes aren’t moving at all, only the clock is ticking. So, then I try to access another website, but I can’t get anything.
Then I disconnect and try to reconnect, and I get another message saying my modem isn’t working. The only way to get back on line is to restart the computer and log on again. The only website that does this is LJ and it seems to happen about 20 seconds to one minute after I log on.
I called the ISP (eircom) to see if they could help me. They checked and it’s not a problem from their end (blocking LJ) so they think it must be that somehow LJ is incompatible with my browser. This doesn’t make sense, because it’s the same browser I had in France, and had no problems at all.
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I’d be happy to answer any more questions, as you seek to troubleshoot this problem, but beware, I’m a TechDunce, so go slowly.
(I tried clearing the cookies, that didn’t help.)