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orwell 07-07-2006 07:21 AM

Why does my internet connection keep disconnecting?
 
I'm using Rhine II Fast Ethernet adaptor.I have a wireless connection at home but my computer is connected directly to the adaptor.(sorry if i cant get the correct terms,i not well-versed in coms).
My internet keep disconnecting every now and then and it pisses me off. I try changing a new cable but the problem persists.

Does switching off my modem when i'm not using it helpful to this problem?

Do i have to reboot my computer?

Help me plzz!

Daws 07-07-2006 08:27 AM

By any chance is the modem used heavily? I have a similar problem with my cheapy d-link modem, After hours of heavy downloading, the connection will cut out randomly. The solution for me seems to be turning off the router & modem for about 30 mins then everything is back to normal. I do notice that the modem is extremely hot when I do this, may well be the cause of the problem...but you get what you pay for...

pixellany 07-07-2006 09:01 AM

Cable modem?
DSL?
Router?
Please describe the complete configuration.
When it disconnects, is it just one computer or the whole network? Does it come back on automatically?

orwell 07-07-2006 09:09 AM

i used a cable modem. My internet connection still shows that i'm connected to the internet, but i cant surf the web and my msn will be disconnected. Only my computer which is connected directly to the modem experience such a problem.My laptop which connects through wireless does not experience such a problem at all. I have to plug out the lan cable and plug it back in for the connection to work again. It's tiring.

pixellany 07-07-2006 09:32 AM

Once again, please describe the complete configuration.
Where does the wireless come from? EG--do you have a router with both wireless and ethernet connections?
I assume that the basic cable connection is DHCP. Is the wireless to the laptop also DHCP? The hardwired computer?

orwell 07-07-2006 09:52 AM

yup, my router is both wireless and ethernet connections. sorry i dont know much about computers,especially technical stuffs.so i ont know wat DHCP is.


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