whenever I change connection hardware I need to reboot the modem so it can recognize the new connection from the computer. perhaps the modem is confused if it is trying to talk to 2 different connections? just a guess. did you reboot the modem? - fj
Parents computer. Don't have all the stats but its an Athlon 1800, Soyo Motherboard, XP Pro, not sure of other specifics. Hooked it up to a router so they can have theirs running on the internet at the same time my brother's is (which is why Cox doesn't want to help us). Brother's computer has no issues with the Internet. Parent's computer will lose connectivity (recent problem, they've been up and running in this configuration for about a year now) and will connect when you reboot it. Tried different ports on two different routers, so it looks like the routers and the internet are fine. Tried mutliple cables with same problem. Don't think it's the cables. Tried multiple NIC cards, same problem. Loaded AVG and Ad-Aware (since they didn't have either ) and completely cleaned up their PC. Ran all XP updates (including SP2). Same problem. Tried NICs in two different slots to make sure I didn't have a bad slot on the motherboard. No viruses, no spyware, no known hardware issues. Anyone have any idea what I might be missing? Thanks.