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Unreliable ISP

by IMJoeHill / August 13, 2010 1:16 AM PDT

My ISP seems to drop out at least once or twice per day. Is there any way of recording when and how long my connection is out (so I can engage in a futile argument with them)?

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I think you Need this
by powerbuks / August 13, 2010 1:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Unreliable ISP

I think you need a network monitoring software to record your sessions and get summary of you network connection.

try this software
http://www.objectplanet.com/probe/

Regards
PowerBuks

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Before you engaged in any discussion
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 5:06 AM PDT
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with your ISP, I would be sure all the usual checks have been done.

No malware.

External equipment, router, modem, etc, have been rebooted and works.

Desktop computer is clean inside, no dust build up. Laptop vents are cleared using a compressed air can.

Check the cables.

Check this computer on another ISP connection, if possible.

Check this connection using another computer, if possible.

No P2P or other torrents.

If you are using wireless, check your wireless security, that is, no WEP but WPA at least or preferably WPA2.

Mark

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No P2P or other torrents.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 5:17 AM PDT

That's worth repeating. Many of the lost network is there are attacks carried out against owners that run P2P or other torrents.

Here's a link about that -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender

Running such can bring your connection under attack and it will drop.

-->> It's very important you secure or disable your wifi since if someone runs a torrent over that, your connection again can come under attack.
Bob

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