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Dial-up on XP

by exiler / February 18, 2005 5:59 AM PST

I am using an XP PC and dialup connection. I try to restore the connection when it becomes muddled, I click start, run, type cmd and press enter. At the
command prompt, type ipconfig /release and press enter. When I do this I get the following statement:
"NO OPERATION CAN BE PERFORMED ON LOCAL AREA CONNECTION WHILE IT HAS ITS MEDIA DISCONNECTED".

I dont understand, What is this Media that is disconnected? I tried it while connected to the Internet and when not connected. I get the same statement.
Can you help me as to what the statement as to Media refers to?
Thanks for your help,
Maury.

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media disconnected
by ParnaoidGuy / February 18, 2005 6:22 AM PST
In reply to: Dial-up on XP

The OS is referancing either a network adapter or a virtual adapter it has no control over.

When you say dial I am assuming a major service provider such a AOL or AT&T or Juno, Netzero ect.

Most everey dial up client software I have seen creates a nonre-entrant socket, or a fake network connection, and the ristricts only its own threads from sending chuncks'o'data though it.

I would bet good money that your computer either has a network adapter that is not plugged in, and thats the message you are getting.

Further more, don't release and renew on dialup. When you make a connection to the dial up system your ip is part of the information that identifies your session and partitions out your PPP connection. Especially on 56k. Ip release = connection loss.

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media disconnected
by exiler / February 18, 2005 8:18 AM PST
In reply to: media disconnected

ParanoidGuy,
Thanks for your info. I will not attempt to release and renew again. The reason that I attempted was because
I was getting connected at 31.2 kbps on a 56 kbps modem.
I was getting 45 kbps and suddenly for a couple of weeks
I have been connected at 31.2.
But some forum said to do a release and renew because the connection has become muddled. No warning was given that I would lose the connection.
What do you propose on rectifying the problem?
Thanks again,
Maury

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Try a different connect number
by Jwd1savh / February 18, 2005 9:11 AM PST
In reply to: media disconnected

You may have already tried this, but you can use a different phone number to connect to your ISP server. I have done this before and went from 38 to 45 Kbps or more.
Hopefully you have a choose of more than one number to dial-in (connect) on in your area.
Just an idea.....

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(NT) (NT) ip media disconnnected in ip address
by bobbyk / February 21, 2005 8:13 AM PST
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