I can get connected to outdrs.net, but
the connection is always slow (below 28 kbps).
This problem can be caused by many different things.
The first thing to check is the phone line that is connected to your
computer. If it is damaged or old replace it. If it appears in good shape
try a different cord to see if there is any difference in performance.
Test your phone lines by plugging your phone into the phone wall jack that
you use for your Internet connection. If you hear a lot of static or
anything but a clean connection, then your phone line may be leaking
bandwidth, thus causing the slow connection.
A common cause of a slow connection in XP is the QOS
Packet Scheduler. QOS is a service that reserves a percentage of your
bandwidth for audio or video streaming. To disable it click on Start,
Control Panel, Network Connections. Right Click on the outdrs.net
icon and select Properties. Click the Networking Tab. You
will see the window below.
Click on the QOS Packet Scheduler to
highlight it. Select Uninstall and then Close.
I can get connected but I can't get a
page to display.
First, check to make sure that you have a valid address
in the address box. Check for spelling errors (example:
www.outprs.net instead of
www.outdrs.net). Check the .com, .net, or
.org and make sure that you are entering the correct one for the page that
you are trying to go to (example:
www.outdrs.com instead of
If the address is correct and you still can't get a
page, your TCP/IP may be corrupted. This happens quite often to former
users of AOL. To remove the corruption you need to uninstall the TCP/IP
and then reinstall it. Remember, a computer is a sensitive machine. All it
takes is one bit to be off to corrupt something!
To uninstall TCP/IP: Click Start, Control
Panel, Network Connections. Right Click on the outdrs.net icon
and select Properties. Click on the Networking Tab. Click on
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to highlight it and then Click on the
Check Mark to the left of it to remove it. Click OK. This will
take you back to Network Connections. Right Click on the
outdrs.net icon and select Properties. Click on the
Networking Tab. Put the Check Mark back in the box to the left
of Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click OK.