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DSL Modem shut off

by GeorgeCant2010 / July 29, 2010 11:08 AM PDT

Leave my comp internet connected most of the time. Woke up thsi morning. Comp was on as it should be. But DSL box off. Wasn't like that when I went to sleep last night. Could it turn off if the DSL connection was lost for a period of time?

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Did the comp go to sleep mode and woke itself up
by LucJPatenaude / July 30, 2010 1:32 AM PDT
In reply to: DSL Modem shut off

after a scheduled time?

Say, are you in the countryside and far from the urban areas or, what?

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(NT) Not sure what you mean
by GeorgeCant2010 / July 31, 2010 4:42 AM PDT
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Unless You Pushed the Power Button On The DSL Modem...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 8:19 AM PDT
In reply to: DSL Modem shut off should not turn off.. Was the modem's power button OFF? If so, there is nothing that can do such a thing other than someone physically pushing the button..

On the other hand, if the power button was ON and the modem was OFF, I'll ask you how you determined the modem to be OFF.. ?

Instead, as was mentioned by the other poster, if the computer went to "Sleep", it's common to lose an internet connection because of general operating system ineptitude.. If that's the case, then the modem didn't actually go OFF but instead the computer simply had problems recognizing the internet or its internal IP address.. A computer restart usually fixes such issues as it allows the computer to restart drivers, etc. and re-recognize the connection again..

Hope this helps.


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by GeorgeCant2010 / July 31, 2010 12:16 PM PDT

Firts thanks Griff for responding
But I knew the DSL Modem was off becaus ethere were no green lights, not for the power, Ethernet, DSL, or internet

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(NT) And How Did You Power It Up Again?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 12:49 PM PDT
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But my original question?
by GeorgeCant2010 / August 2, 2010 11:54 AM PDT

are there any AT&T DSL users in the North Texas area who are starting to experience more frequent DSL disconnects?

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So, you are on a county road and, far away from Dallas,
by LucJPatenaude / August 2, 2010 2:03 PM PDT

Austin or, even Houston.

Is there a small town or village nearby, that can address your immediate need to fix the signal booster installed nearby your house? Since DSL is a modem box for telephone internet connection.

Better go see and, inform yourself on that phone line.

Good Luck! Wink

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sorry Grif, I confused my posts
by GeorgeCant2010 / August 2, 2010 11:55 AM PDT

How did I power back up the DSL Modem? as you probabably have discerned from my otehr posts,
turned off PC
unpluggeg DSL Modem power cable from back of teh modem
then plugged in power cable

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I Would Get A New Modem
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 3, 2010 3:39 AM PDT

If the modem is powering off by itself and you're having the connection issues as you've listed, the modem is the most probable culprit.

Hope this helps.


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