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I am experiencing pausing behavior when using my modem. Data transfers seem to stop for several seconds and then resume, either consistently or intermittently
Explanation: You are not having any problem establishing connections to your remote server, but while performing downloads you notice that the connection seems to "pause". You do not get disconnected but there is no data transfer for a few seconds. Then the transfer resumes, only to pause again later on.
Diagnosis: I have found that the most common cause of this problem is a temporary interruption of the line. The same sorts of things that cause a connection to be dropped completely, will sometimes cause the connection to be interrupted. For example, a call coming through on call waiting or someone picking up the phone will interrupt your connection, but if your modem is able to recover from it then this will appear as a pause of several seconds' delay instead of the call being cut off. There are several other possible causes of this problem as well.