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Downloading causes disconnects

Hello,

I have Windows XP on a 10 mbps ethernet connection (Marvell Yukon 88E8001) here at college. It seems that whenever I do something that involves loading or downloading, there is a chance that my connection goes out. It mostly happens when I do direct downloads or am loading youtube videos. To get it working again I have to go to Network Connection, disable the connection, and enable it again and it comes back on. The funny thing is that for the past 3 or so months this stopped happening. Just recently I had to reformat and this problem has returned. So apparently I unknowingly did something at some point that fixed this problem, but I'm not sure what. Does anyone have any clues on what might be the issue?

Thanks,

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