Can somebody tell me why my web connection stinks lately? I say "web" because while it's happening (or not happening, rather) I can still check my e-mail and get a response from the server. But at least once every few minutes, I click on a link and nothing whatsoever happens. Oh, the link goes active, all right; it's not as though my mouse doesn't work. But my connection just sits there. And sits there. And sits there. Until, maybe thirty seconds to a minute later, it deigns to work again, and connects me to the next site, or performs the next action, or whatever.
Frankly, I got better results from my old 38.8K modem than I'm getting right now from my nearly-new 56K. But I'm told that it can't be the modem itself, because if it were, I shouldn't be able to connect to my ISP successfully at all, let alone be able to check e-mail in the middle of one of these little hiccups. I've got the latest driver for my modem, and I'm signed up to a good ISP that's never done me wrong before. I live in a nearly new subdivision with up-to-date wiring for everything. So what gives? I dunno.