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Internet problems.

by The Frederick / July 17, 2007 9:32 PM PDT

Every day, often several times a day, my Internet will stop working. I'll just reload a page, and I'll get an "Unable to connect" error. Then nothing works until I restart the computer. It happens randomly. I'm still able to ping websites, though.

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium, I connect to the Internet through a PCI NIC and to a router through the onboard NIC.

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The Frederick... same happening here...
by glenn30 / July 18, 2007 12:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Internet problems.

It only happens from time to time but not necessarily several times a day. When the issue occurs its as if I am offline but in reality its still connected.

Like you the only solution I have found is to get offline and reconnect. Quite annoying if you have something important in progress. Sad


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by The Frederick / July 23, 2007 5:03 PM PDT

Mine's a tad different. I have an always on cable connection, and the only way to get it to work again is to restart the comp.

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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 18, 2007 12:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Internet problems.'s a browser issue.. Many are having a problem when using Internet Explorer 7.. Have you tried using a different browser? If not, try something like the free Firefox at the link below:

Hope this helps.


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Grif, in my case...
by glenn30 / July 18, 2007 12:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe.....

I use nothing but Firefox... updated to version this morning. Will see if the issue continues using the new version.


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(NT) Then Have You Checked For Updated NIC Drivers?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 18, 2007 1:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Grif, in my case...
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by ShamaMama414 / July 21, 2007 10:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Internet problems.

Do you or anybody on your network use MySpace regularly? If so that's your problem but don't ask me why. I learned this after much frustration trying different things on the computers (2 XP Home and 1 Vista HP)then moving on to hardware changing, adapter, router and asking cable company for a new modem! None of it worked and this continued to happen. I ran across some info about others having this issue on Netgears forums and searched out more info and this is a big problem for many many users. I have three teenagers and they use it constantly but I banned them for 3 days as a test and it never happened once!! Then within 10 minutes of them logging on the first time there it was again.

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by The Frederick / July 22, 2007 5:58 PM PDT
In reply to: MySpace...

Nope, no MySpace for me. Can't stand the crap.

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