I have an internet connection problem.
I am using an USB ADSL modem to connect the internet. Sometimes my internet connection drops, I can not connect to any site.
When I look at the network connection shortcut (notification area) on the taskbar, it says there is no internet connection. However, it also shows that ADSL is still connected. If I want to cut the connection, it doesn't. And after that I can not access the panel any longer, it simply freezes. Reconnecting the USB modem doesn't help. I have to restart the pc completely.
This was happening in my Windows Vista Laptop, I thought it is a problem by the laptop. But it also happens in my Windows 7 desktop. Same USB, different driver, different Windows.
What can cause such freezing in the internet connection? How can I solve it?