Thanks Mark and Bob
Thanks Mark and Bob. This Dialup connection isn't as difficult to use as I expected. I just turn off the DSL Modem which is followed by a warning about a lost connection, and then double click the icon associated with my 56K modem.
At this end, I think the main variables are the DSL Modem and the DSL Service.
There is something called "RIP & Rebuild" that can be done by the DSL provider. I think a technician must make the request to 2nd Level Support. That process apparently resets and completely rebuilds one's connection to the DSL provider and would involve the hardware and software at their end. I wonder if functionality at their end might be something less than 100% involving some feature used by CNET.
I don't really suspect my DSL modem as all other internet activity works perfectly.
Bob, I'll take a look at the DNS information that you referenced.