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Desktop Dropping IP Connection

by dboswell / November 19, 2006 8:24 AM PST

I am continually having a problem with staying connected to the Internet during idle periods on my IBM desktop. I am running Windows Xp SP2, and am connected via cable modem (Time Warner Roadrunner) with an ethernet cable. Usually, just right clicking the connection icon in the tray and selecting Repair corrects the problem, but occasionally I have to reboot the machine. Does anyone have any suggestions? This is time consuming and annoying.


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Look at how someelse cured it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2006 8:59 AM PST
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I'm Not Getting BSOD
by dboswell / November 19, 2006 9:15 AM PST

Thanks for the referral, but it's not my problem. I am merely losing Internet connection. I am still connected via cable, just not to the Internet. Other computers using the same router do not have the problem

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Good to read that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2006 9:35 AM PST
In reply to: I'm Not Getting BSOD

Hope the person with the problem can solve it.


PS. The pest issue continues to be an amazing source of such errors. There's nothing in your posts to dismiss these pests.

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IP problem:
by nricacos / November 19, 2006 10:02 PM PST

Several reasons may explain this:
1) You may have a driver problem that does not handle the network adapter correctly; This may happen is at times, you have installed a wrong driver that appears to work perfectly with the hardware.
2) Your cable modem may require a firmware upgrade-consult your modem manufacturer site for more details. I suppose you are using a router.
3) You may have a trojan horse on your computer.
4) Too many p2p software tend to burst connections.

I would advise you to disable p2p applications and test the connection anew. In any case, I have written a small program that you can download at:

Please send your feedback.Thank you.

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