I just signed on with SBC Yahoo DSL. I diligently read all the instructions and installed the modem without any problems. Hooray for DSL!
The next day the modem kept disconnecting and then finally wouldn’t connect at all. I checked all the cords and plugs and filters. Everything was tight. I called SBC support and went through the whole testing rigamarole. They think that the DSL modem is encountering electrical interference from the CPU. So I pulled the CPU and modem as far apart as they would stretch. Now the DSL stays connected for about 20 minutes at a time, disconnects, power cycles, then reconnects.
My question (along with my plea for help) is, Is electrical interference a reasonable explanation and do I need to get longer cords to keep everything separated? I have an ethernet card in my CPU, the modem is 2Wire, and I’m running Windows XP. Any help would be appreciated!