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Annoying Internet problem.......help please!

by Up and Coming / February 17, 2005 8:56 PM PST

I have a high speed internet connection with an external modem that is connected to my computer. Recently I have noticed that once the computer is left idle for a long time period I am unable to access any websites. Every time this happens I have to restart my computer to reach any website.

The weird thing is, yahoo/MSN messenger remain logged in as well as a downloading torrent that continued to receive data. It's like the connection has some kind of activity timer where it shuts off if it is inactive for a long period.
I'm using Xp Home with Fire Fox and IE Ver 6.0.2 to connect. Is it an issue with the browser? Can anyone help me please?!

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One thing to try
by Yew / February 17, 2005 10:08 PM PST

Have you tried running a repair command on the LAN connection? If not, an easier way to get pretty much the same net result is to open up a command prompt (Start-->Run-->cmd) and type in ipconfig /release and hit enter. Then follow it up with an ipconfig /renew. This will renew your DHCP lease, and very likely "kick start" your connection again without having to reboot.

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(NT) (NT) What does your Event Viewer have to say ?
by Edward ODaniel / February 17, 2005 10:43 PM PST
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No downtime yet.
by Up and Coming / February 18, 2005 4:44 AM PST

Thanks for al the help so far. I'm using my Pc off and on today so there was no problem with access to the net.As soon as the connection goes down (and I am sure it will), I use your suggestions.

To Edward O'Daniel, what is the Event Viewer and how do I access it?

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Event viewer
by Edward ODaniel / February 18, 2005 11:32 PM PST
In reply to: No downtime yet.
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Stressed out.
by Up and Coming / February 20, 2005 1:09 AM PST
In reply to: Event viewer

The connection went down again and I tried using
ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew but connection did not restart.

I looked at my event viewer and saw a warning with this
"Your computer has automatically configured the IP address for the Network Card with network address 004033E0633B. The IP address being used is 167.242.233.167."

What do I do now?

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IP address
by seayow / February 20, 2005 1:22 AM PST
In reply to: Stressed out.

Don't give it out!!!!
People will hack our computer!!!!!

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Same Situation as you (Up and Coming)
by kiffoo / April 26, 2005 3:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Stressed out.

Hi, I've been experiencing the same problem as you so can understand you anguish.. but mine seems more severe.. because immediately starting my PC, I can't access Internet Explorer, but all my other web access doesn't seem affected.. seems to only affect IE.. can anyone help explain and resolve this issue???

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Kiffoo, More Information Please...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 27, 2005 12:56 AM PDT

Whenever posting questions on these forums, please give us as much information as possible about your computer. Depending on your issue, we might need the operating system, processor speed, amount of RAM installed, brand name of the computer, (if there is one), and any EXACT error messages you are receiving. Have you checked for spyware and if so, which tools do you use? The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.

In the meantime, have you tried repairing Internet Explorer? If not, try downloading and running the IEfix utility from the link below:

IEFix Utility
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

Have you tried a secondary browser? There are lots of them available but Firefox is an easy one to install, it's free, and many like it. Download it from the link below:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Hope this helps and let us know more..

Grif

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Restart DNS Client
by acekingtrader / March 14, 2008 12:03 PM PDT

I have the same problem. The only thing that works for me is to restart my DNS Client. I don't know why it works, but just that it does.

Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools>Services (at this point highlight, right click and create a shortcut on your desktop to save time in the future) > Scroll down to DNS Client and hightlight > Click on the option to restart.

If anyone knows how to permanently fix this issue without doing the above, it would be much appreciated.

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