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Unstable internet connection

by pebo94 / February 24, 2006 6:00 AM PST

Why am i loosing my connection?? Getting on line is no problem, but the moment i attempt to change to another website i loose my connection,, in otherwords i am brought to the page that says "This page is not available etc etc" If i press the "Back" key i am brought back to the previous page not the page i tried to go to. Or if i press refresh it also will bring me to the previous page. An my second attempt at getting the desired web page it is then successful. This process is an everyday, all the time issue with the internet. I am running XP-PRO, 600MHZ, 256MB, sbc iNTERNET SERVICE.
Folks what are my options????

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by linkit / February 24, 2006 6:39 AM PST

Do you use a router? If so, what model?

What software do you use for firewall, antivirus, and antispyware (you need one of each)? Spyware can cause your problems. Scan with a couple good antispyware programs.

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windows update, too
by linkit / February 24, 2006 6:40 AM PST

Also, have you been running Windows Update to keep XP up to date?

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After That....
by crazeebob2000 / February 24, 2006 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: windows update, too

If it's still messed up, there's a thing called "winsock Fix" that may help you, Good Luck.

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And after that...
by joesmithers06 / February 24, 2006 9:16 AM PST
In reply to: After That....

You can stop using browsers that open your system up to spyware. So that would include Firefox, Opera and Seamonkey.

That way, you've cut off one of the most common ways spyware gets on your system in the first place.

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by Papa Echo / February 24, 2006 7:56 AM PST

...check phone line quality (noise and static), Modem/router settings (IP address, DNS...), Browser security settings,.....
Unstable power supply may also cause problems you described (do you use a voltage stablizer ?)and a defective power supply unit in the Case may also cause problems.

''Back'' takes you back to the previous Window. (For you, the previous page.)
''Refresh'' takes you back to the same page for updated material. Because you have not yet gone to or reached the intended page, ''Refresh'' correctly takes you to the page you are currently on.

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by mgi192 / February 24, 2006 10:18 PM PST

Sounds lie an issue with the ISP, if they are providing you ADSL then check to make sure you have all your phones filtered. If that is not it, call your ISP and tell then to turn down your uplink, if you have older lines, too much uplink can cause disconnections. Hope this helps


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