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Frequent Disconnects with a Router

Q: Frequent Disconnects with a Router

Hey guys, I'm hoping you can help me out with a problem I've been having:

I recently set up a wireless router in order to share my internet connection with a friend of mine. Things work fine most of the time, but these days whenever I use the internet for a while I get disconnected, and I can't access the internet again until I restart my computer completely.

I used to think that it may be because we were both using the internet at the same time that it would disconnect me, but sometimes I am just surfing web pages and it will disconnect me.

I look at the lights on the router and see that it's in heavy use. The internet light and the LAN light (connecting the router to my computer) are flashing intensely. Yet, when I switch off my computer the lights don't flash which means my friend is not using the internet. It is as if my computer keep sending information to the router until it can't handle anymore and disconnects. I really don't know what's going on.

If you could give me any ideas, I'd appreciate it immensely, and if you need any extra information, I'll be happy to post what you need.

Just for reference, the router I'm using is a NETGEAR wiresless router MR814.


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A: Frequent Disconnects with a Router

Check the signal strength, and move stuff closer to the router.

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Hello all,

I have a Linksys EA6900 V1.1 Router. This router is probably 18 - 24 months old. I can't quite remember when I bought it, maybe it is even as old as 3 years, but I don't think so. The router will often drop connection and automatically begin to reconnect. This is intermittent, and sometimes the connection works for hours or days, and sometimes it will fail every 5 or 10 minutes for awhile.

This is a fairly new issue, at least with this frequency. We moved into a new home in June, and I started to get a very occasional drop, but it wasn't super frequent until the last couple of months probably.

This happens on wired and wireless connections both. (My desktop is hardwired) I have attached screenshots of the settings in my Linksys Smart Wi-Fi area. Guest Access, Parental Controls, and Media Prioritization are all turned off.

Thanks for any thoughts.


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Problem: The internet connects fine, but every couple of minutes it will disconnect for a couple of seconds. It's not a big deal when browsing, but it's disastrous when downloading big files or playing online games.

What I've tried so far:
-Resetting the modem. No change.
-Reconnecting the modem/router completely. No change.
-Replacing the main splitter. Slight change, but problem came back eventually.
--Original problem came with the tech's 2 way 5-1002 mhz spliiter.
--I tried replacing it with a 3 way 5-1000 one. The modem on 7db and cable on 7db. It worked fine for a couple of days.
--Problem comes back today. Moving the modem to any of the 3 outputs doesn't fix anything. Moving it to 3.5db actually causes a short timeout every minute when I try to ping yahoo (as a test).
--I've also tried a 2 way 5-900 mhz splitter. It was the worse one of all.

Other info:
The internet went down to the entire block at the start of the year. No one knew this of back then so we made a call to comcast, and they scheduled for a tech. A couple days later, we decide to get a new modem from the comcast center just to make sure it wasn't our modem. Some problems with activation prevents us from knowing if it was. We get back online somehow the next day, which is also the same time the tech came. He decides our numbers are weird and adds in a splitter for the internet and tv (which leads into another splitter for each room), and an amplifier for the tv. In the ... Read more

A:Frequent disconnects on cable/router

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About every 10-15 minutes, my internet connection slows down, then stops for a few seconds and comes back. The connection gets so slow and anything else i have open disconnects. If I have AIM open, and I try to use IE, after about 5 to 10 minutes, AIM's connection is lost and it takes forever to load a page. Whenever I use Limewire (which is not much), AIM disconnects after a minute or so, and it ALWAYS happens. BTW, the problem probably isn't related to Limewire, considering I've had Limewire for about 2 weeks and the disconnects have been happening for almost a year. Any help would be great. Thanks.

A:frequent disconnects

A few questions:

Have you checked your ISP settings?

I am assuming you have dial-up?

Do you have any antispyware programs installed on your system?

What operating system are you using? (XP, ME, 98, 95)

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
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Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12177 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 237 GB (3 GB Free); D: 917 GB (863 GB Free); E: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 825B
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

For the past couple of months, I have been dealing with frequent disconnects from game servers. I begin to play a game and some lag happens for a bit, then I get kicked out of the game with it telling me I've lost connection. This happens on Overwatch, CSGO, and PUBG. I also play on PS4 and my internet runs fine, so I don't exactly know what the problem is. I've updated my network drivers and restored the whole laptop.

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Model : TD-W8901G

Hardware Version : V3

Firmware Version : 3.0.0 Build 100521 Rel.23261

ISP : Nepal Telecom


I am facing problems of disconnection frequently nowadays. It started about a month ago, the Internet LED lights go off for like 3-4 seconds and they again come back and
internet works fine again. This is not a big problem while casual browsing, but when I am playing MMO's and uploading or downloading files, it is really saddening.

I disconnect from the internet every now and then, and I cannot find the reason behind it.

Here is the system log.

1/1/2000 0:9:32> ppp_ready: ch:8055390c, iface:80499ffc
1/1/2000 0:9:32> SNMP TRAP 3: link up
1/1/2000 0:9:32> Accept() fail
1/1/2000 0:9:32> Accept() fail
1/1/2000 0:10:39> sending request to NTP server(282)
1/1/2000 0:10:40> received from NTP server(283)
12/12/2012 16:27:17> Adjust time to 50c8b065
12/12/2012 16:27:17> adjtime task pause 1 day
12/12/2012 17:11:45> SNMP TRAP 2: link down
12/12/2012 17:11:49> ppp_ready: ch:8055390c, iface:80499ffc
12/12/2012 17:11:49> SNMP TRAP 3: link up
12/12/2012 17:11:49> Accept() fail
12/12/2012 17:11:49> Accept() failClick to expand...

P.S - Please ignore the date differences in the log, I made changes to the date..

Thank you for reading.


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I've had issues w/my connection since about 4 months ago. I've contacted tech support of Netgear (my router) multiple times and obviously they cannot find the issue. Maybe 3x/week I will lose my connection and will have to restart the router.
I've gotten a message that 2 pcs are sharing the same IP a few times. I believe there are internal and external IPs and I think one is the same as the wired PC downstairs. The tech people said that wasn't an issue (!)
I was told by a friend to go into cmd and release the IP but I didn't want to do that until I posted here.
Below is some additional info and a snapshot of the IP message.
It was told to me that my modem (I have a separate router and modem) is also a router...so I basically have 2 routers. The tech guy said that was also not an issue.


*Connection: Wireless-my computer. Though the connection issue involves all the computers. One wired, 2 wireless. And my smartphone, as well as my laptop when I'm using it. So in total that would make 4 wireless, 1 wired.


*Connection type: DSL

model: R6300v2
Smart wifi router

model: DSL-520B

My wireless pc: Avira
2 other Desktops (one wired, one wireless): Kaperski
My laptop: Avira

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Suddenly, I am having a frequent disconnect problem -- whether using my normal Netscape 7.2 browser, or I.E. or Netscape 8.1. Recently I allowed an upgrade or add-on or something to be installed (from a pop-up request) I believe related to Macromedia. I wish I had taken notes at the time. I believe this is somehow related to my frequent disconnects.

Any suggestions?

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can you give details of how you are connected to the internet - make/models etc etc

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This isn't a call for help. Actually, it's a "thank you" to this site and section. I've had frequent internet disconnections for the past 6 months or more -- sometimes 4 or 5 over a 5 or 10 minute period, before everything seemed to settle down. I had tried elsewhere for help, and did everything everybody suggested -- with some improvement. But, the problem seemed to persist. Then a couple of days ago while browsing here I tried one of the suggestions: Connection Keeper, and it has worked perfectly. Not a single disconnect in the last two days since installation.

So, thank you!


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I work at home and wired direct but I still use a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. Recently the rounter has been loosing it's connection. I decided to go out and get a newer N version linksys WRT120N. I just leaned today that to take advantae of N ,the laptops have to have a N technology. None of them do so the N is kind of a waste but they seem to be replacing the G's with them anyway.

I called Linksys and and even after a firmware update the problem stayed the same. They told me, on the next time I was disconnected, to go direct to the modem for a couple days. The direct connection seemed to be fine. I decided to go back to the router and no more than a day or so I was disconnected.

Linksys suggest to go back to the store and replace the unit

Comcast told me that the router can't keep up with IP address refreshing through the day. Comcast said they do that for security reasons.

I'm looking for suggestions even though most salepersons & techs still stick by Linksys

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So basically since yesterday ive been playing with decent study ping in game like gmod and LoL but my I would suddenly disconnect my ping would not go up but I would just disconnect for like 30 secs to a minute and it happens constantly. I ping tested my router and it says im getting an average of 5 ping and no packets lost. I have tried restarting my internet but that doesnt help either. Thank you in advance if you can help me with this problem.

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I have an inspiron 700 that I connect wirelessly to the internet. Lately I will have frequent internet disconnects. I have redone winsock and TCP/

Here is the diagnostic log. Any suggestions appreciated.

Last diagnostic run time: 09/28/10 19:16:38
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
FTP (Passive): Successfully connected to ftp.microsoft.com.
HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.

DNS Client Diagnostic
DNS - Not a home user scenario

Using Web Proxy: no
Resolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): yes

No DNS servers
DNS failure

Gateway Diagnostic

The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settings:Enabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:
Could not get proxy settings via the Automatic Proxy Configuration mechanism
This computer has the following default gateway entry(ies):
This computer has the following IP address(es):
The default gateway is in the same subnet as this computer
The default gateway entry is a valid unicast address
The default gateway address could not be resolved via ARP
Automated repair: Renew IP address
Releasing the current IP address...
Successfully released the current IP address
Renewing the IP address...
Error renewing the IP address: The semaphore timeout perio... Read more

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Someone in my family is having an absolutely terrible time staying connected on his dial-up connection. He's even switched ISP's over it, which didn't help. I'm inclined to think the problem's either with the modem (outdated driver?) or a noisy phone line.
The modem is a Rockwell 56K and the system is a Gateway Essential 433C running Windows 98 SE.

A:Frequent Modem Disconnects

AJtheIrishLass said:

I'm inclined to think the problem's either with the modem (outdated driver?) or a noisy phone line.Click to expand...

I couldn`t have put it it better myself.Disabling call waiting (if enabled) is the other standard suggestion.

Therefore,update/reinstall driver,
Disable call waiting
Check that there aren`t any other electrical devices in the vicinity that might be interfering.
Have phone company check the line.

If those don`t work it looks like the google option - http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=modem+disconnects&spell=1

If there is any way your relation could upgrade to a dsl connection,that would be the best option.

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I've been with Frontier Internet for little over a year, for the first 8 months or so I was using a Speedstream 6250 modem, and later, after it malfunctioned, I was given a Gigaset SE567, the Speedstream ran flawlessly, and my disconnections were limited, but shortly after I got the Gigaset I began experiencing increasing amounts of disconnects. At first it was minimal, every now and again I would disconnect and I would think nothing of it, but recently it's been much more sporadic, happening dozens of times a day. I contacted tech support and they didn't seem to find any problems with the line, so they dispatched someone who couldn't seem to find anything out of the ordinary either. I've been wondering if anybody else has had this problem and if there are any solutions or tweaks in the settings that would proof beneficial to my situation.

A:Frequent Disconnects with Frontier DSL

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I have Verizon DSL and my Internet disconnects almost daily. I have the modem hooked directly into my computer (Westell 7500) and there are no phones or anything else connected to any other phone jack. At first I thought there was something wrong with the modem so I complained and Verizon sent me a new one, same model, but I continue to have the same problem. What happens is that the Internet light will just go out while I am in the midst of using the Internet. I turn it off and leave it off for a minute and then turn it back on and it usually works but it is becoming very annoying and time-consuming. Once it did not work when I turned it on again and I had to call Verizon; they ran a line test and said it was a network issue. It did work again in a couple hrs. Over the past few months I have talked to Verizon technical support at least 20 times and they are never able to figure out the problem but waste significant amounts of time running the same tests. Also, sometimes the Internet light remains on but the Internet stops working. I have to shut off both my computer and the modem and restart both in this instance as just turning the modem on and off does not help.

Des anyone know what could be causing this and what I need to do? Thank you very much!

A:Frequent Disconnects with Verizon DSL

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Sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum. I moved it to the Networking subforum

A:Frequent Disconnects BEYOND FRUSTRATING

Continue here.

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Hello people of Techguy,

I didn't know which forum to go to, so I decided I'd try here because that's all I really use my internet for. I'm here because I randomly disconnect a lot, and it's random. Somedays I'll disconnect from every other game on my xbox 360 playing black ops. Sometimes I'll even disconnect 5 times from the same match.

Back when I played WoW I would disconnect the same way. It is very annoying and when we first got our internet connection it never happened....ever.

What can I do to fix it? I emailed comcast and they said my internet connection was fine and that if I was using a router, I shouldn't. SO I unplugged the router and plugged the internet cable straight to the xbox 360 and it still had problems. Then my cousin comes home for thanksgiving break and somehow fixes it for a whole day. I have no idea how he did it, but again it started disconnecting.

I will deeply appreciate any help from you men and women.

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Hi everyone,

I posted a while back that I was having frequent disconnects from the Internet with my DSL connection and a Westell 7500 modem. The problem is always solved by turning off the modem, waiting 1 minute, and turning the modem back on, although sometimes I have to do this a couple times. There are also periods of time when the Internet is extremely slow for hours.

I ran several tests from the website that was recommended and the results are below. The first is when the Internet was running decently well. The next 2 are when it was extremely slow.




My modem is plugged into an arbitrary phone jack and I use the wireless connection for my computer. There are no phones or other gadgets plugged into any other phone jacks. I did find the Telco box outside the house on the first floor but I did not want to plug the modem directly in because I would have to leave it outside hanging somehow in the cold and I didn't want to play around with opening it and such.

Can anyone interpret what these tests mean and what is my next step? Thanks!!

A:Frequent Disconnects from Internet

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I have a 1 MBPS Broadband Internet connection with perfect speed at all times, however, since a couple of weeks, I am facing this weird problem:

Every 2-3 hours (more sometimes), my perfectly fine Internet suddenly disconnects for around 20-30 seconds then starts working perfectly. It cannot even be noticed because there is no "disconnected" sign on the Local Area Connection icon in the taskbar but it becomes extremely problematic while playing online games,downloading things, transferring files,etc. because it just disconnects me everytime and reconnects after 30 seconds and creates a mess. Also, I've noticed my IP address (last 2-3 digits) keeps changing after every disconnection.

I've complained to my ISP several times and they are not doing anything about it. I'm not even sure about whether it is a problem at their end or my end.

Any help is deeply appreciated. Here's a screenshot of my IP address' PING when it disconnects:

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My laptop ( Acer 5672WLMi ) has recently started having some odd problems and since I have recently had a virus epidemic on my desktop ( Virut and others ) I thought I might find something on it as well.

I have ran several scans using McAfee Virus Scan and Internet Security, as well as Exterminate-It and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and Ad-aware. They all came up clean except for a couple of tracking cookies.

The main problem I am having is staying connected to the Internet with my wireless adapter. After a random amount of time, sometime between 2 minutes and an hour, web pages will stop opening, and I cannot get to anywhere on the internet even though it says I am still connected. I end up having to right-click on the Network Connection Status icon in my tooltray and select repair to get it to work again.

Recent error messages similar to what i had on my desktop before it's big meltdown have popped up too..
Event ID: 26
Application popup: iexplore.exe
Application Error : The instruction at "0x040d6c78" referenced memory at "0x0410473c". The memory could not be "read".
This normally happens when closing IE after making some changes to options.

Also, if i right click a folder or my computer icon and click explore, the explorer window will open with no toolbars, icons or menu-bar ( the one that says File - Edit - View etc ). IF i double-click the icon explorer opens up normally with all the toolbars and menus in the right place.

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A:Frequent internet disconnects .. possible infection

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Heya; I just had my system checked out by the kind people in the Malware forum, but it doesn't seem like there's any bugs hiding on my computer, so Broni said I should probably post here instead.

I've been having a problem with my internet - it's sort of an old contract that we've got with AT&T, I think, and it usually holds up for non-serious gaming; but recently, I've been having all sorts of issues with getting disconnected frequently from both games and the router alike.

I have both a Rosewill 2x PCIE wireless adapter card and a Netgear 111v3 usb stick to try and use to connect to the internet, but when I've used one or the other, I haven't had much luck. The internet'll be relatively quick for a few minutes, and then die down; more precisely, I might get 5-10mbs for a couple minutes after connecting, and then end up somewhere around .5mbs. ...Unfortunately, .5mbs isn't even really enough to navigate one or even two tabs on Firefox efficiently.

I originally installed the driver that was on the CD that came with my Rosewill card - I only added it into my desktop recently, since the Netgear's frequent overheating made for something of a hard limit to how much internet I could use - but I've downloaded a more recent driver from the Rosewill website as of last night, and for the time being, it seems like my internet's tentatively alright.

Could all of this have just been an issue with my card driver?... Read more

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Hello, here's an explanation of my issue. I will use my online game experience to help.

I get frequent and random disconnects every few minutes lasting several seconds to a minute. I would be playing a game and be able to watch myself die from other players but not be able to do anything about it. It's as if I'm not able to send any data during those disconnects but I can receive data, but after a few seconds of watching myself die the connection stops altogether. Some days I have this problem and some days I don't. It's not like it occurs particularly during high use hours. Sometimes this problem occurs after 11pm at night. Sometimes it happens in the morning at 8am and sometimes during the afternoon. Some days it's perfectly fine and I have a stable connection. This is beyond frustrating and I don't know enough to have an idea at what may be the cause.

I have Cox High Speed Internet and in their business policy it says they don't shape or throttle bandwidth so I'm guessing it's not that. We have recently replaced our old router and still have this problem. The modem is fine also. What is causing these disconnects?

A:Solved: Frequent Disconnects BEYOND FRUSTRATING

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For over a month now, at random points throughout the day my internet goes from working great to "Unidentified network: Local Only". I have tried MANY things and searched many forums to find the fix to this, and nothing stops it from disconnecting time and time again. To get the connection back, I have to restart the laptop. Nothing else works, I've tried resetting and renewing the IP address, disabling QoS and Ipv6, using a different modem, trying to connect through ethernet as well as wi-fi, resetting winsock dhcp, and it all ends up the same. Note that it is not my router, as my PS3 has no such problem, I can play online with it all day. I find it hard to believe that it would be my network card, as both ethernet and wi-fi react the same, I re-installed vista around 2 months ago, and it worked fine for a good while. I've tried restoring to previous dates, which changes nothing, and could try another full restore though I don't know what I could do differently to prevent this, as I don't think I've accumulated any viruses.
I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit edition on a Dell Vostro. ANY help with this is much appreciated, as I usually have no problems solving network issues, but this has me stumped.

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Originally Posted by Phiacal

For over a month now, at random points throughout the day my internet goes from working great to "Unidentified network: Local Only". I have tried MANY things and searched many forums to find the fix to this, and nothing stops it from disconnecting time and time again. To get the connection back, I have to restart the laptop. Nothing else works, I've tried resetting and renewing the IP address, disabling QoS and Ipv6, using a different modem, trying to connect through ethernet as well as wi-fi, resetting winsock dhcp, and it all ends up the same. Note that it is not my router, as my PS3 has no such problem, I can play online with it all day. I find it hard to believe that it would be my network card, as both ethernet and wi-fi react the same, I re-installed vista around 2 months ago, and it worked fine for a good while. I've tried restoring to previous dates, which changes nothing, and could try another full restore though I don't know what I could do differently to prevent this, as I don't think I've accumulated any viruses.
I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit edition on a Dell Vostro. ANY help with this is much appreciated, as I usually have no problems solving network issues, but this has me stumped.

Wow, this forum is far from the number 1 on the internet for technical support. That claim is completely untried and untrue. For anyone that might be searching for this same... Read more

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I have a Windows XP and a Windows Vista laptop at my home connected to wireless internet. My XP laptop works fine but my Vista laptop gets frequently disconnected from internet every 15 min or so and needs to be restarted to connect back to the internet. I would be glad if anyone could suggest me some way out of this frustrating problem.

Thanks in advance,

A:Frequent internet disconnects on Vista

asumasters said:


I have a Windows XP and a Windows Vista laptop at my home connected to wireless internet. My XP laptop works fine but my Vista laptop gets frequently disconnected from internet every 15 min or so and needs to be restarted to connect back to the internet. I would be glad if anyone could suggest me some way out of this frustrating problem.

Thanks in advance,
PrathimaClick to expand...

"How to troubleshoot XP and Vista network woes
Network-connection problems are infuriating. Finding their source requires a step-by-step approach. Before editing your Registry for the umpteenth time or tossing your router into the trash, run through this network-troubleshooting checklist:"

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Hi guys,

My university has wireless in the dorms, which is great but it randomly disconnects me from the network. I don't have such problems on any of my mobile devices, so I'm convinced there's a Windows tweak that could help with this problem. Does anybody have any ideas?

A:Frequent disconnects from university wifi

Perhaps try uninstalling and reinstalling Wireless adapter will fix, have you tried that? Or upgrading it's drivers? Also, perhaps your wireless adapter is failing, or a setting is wrong? Do you have access to a USB based wireless adapter to test this theory?

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Okay, this will probably be long, and it is my first post, but I want to get everything covered.

I moved into a new apartment about a month ago. This apartment is set up with a wireless internet provider by the name of Airwave. I have a PC, so I had to get a wireless adapter. I chose the D-Link DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter (rev. b), because Airwave recommended it because all the routers and such here in the complex are D-Link. I followed all of the install instructions, then put the wireless adapter in my PC. I went through the add new hardware wizard, and I was connected to the internet. And hour or two later though, I got disconnected. But then 30 minutes would pass, and I would reconnect. Now, during this disconnects, the network icon in the task bar would say my signal strength was excellent, and that I was still connected, yet all programs requiring internet (AIM, FireFox/IE, Thunderbird, etc...) would not function, as if there were no internet connection. This problem has persisted still to this day.

In addition, this Airwave was advertising "High Speed Internet" and to the contrary, I felt it would go rather slowly. Some internet speed tests (CNET and PcPitstop) would report usually between 200-300 kpbs. So after many calls to the service provider, I find out it should be running between 1500 and 3000 kbps. For some reason beyond me, I now find out I am running 10 times slower than I should be.

Today, one of the techs in this area called me, and walked me... Read more

A:Frequent Disconnects and Slow Internet Speed

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I have set up my personal laptop (Macbook) on a crossover connection with my laptop at work (Windows XP). My work laptop is connected to the companyís network which doesnít allow personal computers to be connected to. Since the work laptopís internal NIC is connected to the network, I have connected a USB to LAN adapter to the USB port and connect it with the NIC on my macbook via a crossover cable. I set the work laptop IP as with subnet mask and the macbook IP as and same subnet mask. The connection works fine and I am able to share files between them.

However, 1 very frustrating problem. The crossover connection disconnects and reconnects frequently (every 5-15 minutes). Looking at the Windows XP event viewer, there is a TCPIP 4201 event every time it happens. Here is what the event looks like:

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4201
Source: Tcpip
Version: 5.2
Message: The system detected that network adapter %2 was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter.

This would be a normal event if it didnít happen so often, indicating my connection has recovered from a disconnect.

I thought it might be the USB to LAN adaptor malfunctioning so I replaced it with another one: no luck. I thought it might be the crossover cable so I tested it between 2 macs with a gigabit connection and pinged continuously for about and hour but got 0% pack... Read more

A:Help! Frequent disconnects on local crossover connection...

The key statement here.
My work laptop is connected to the company’s network which doesn’t allow personal computers to be connected to.Click to expand...

We don't assist in bypassing company network restrictions, please refer to the TSG Rules.

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This is my first time on this site, so I hope I'm posting in the correct section. Over the past week I have been experiencing frequent disconnects in my internet service. I have called my ISP four times since this began, which resulted in them giving me a new Modem, and replacing the Filter on the outside of the house, but none of this has helped the issue.

I especially notice the disconnects when I am playing on-line games (World of Warcraft, League of Legends), and it causes any and all games to be un-playable. They also occur when I am just browsing web pages. Sometimes the disconnects happen every 5 minutes for an extended period of time, and then I could have steady internet access for up to an hour if I am lucky.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this problem, please help!! IDK if you need my computer specs, but I've pasted them below.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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A:Frequent Disconnects from Internet for the past week Please Help!!

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Hello All,
I'm using an Inspiron 1012 to connect to a WiFi source which is located in the same building on one floor below.  I often have very slow network response and/or frequent network disconnects.  I'm not exactly sure, but could an outdated NIC be the problem.  Is someone able to diagnose with more certainty, what my problem is and how I can fix it?
Please contact me if you require any further information.

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Please help this is driving me nuts... my pc keeps disconnecting the net.. by this i mean after a short time 5 mins to 30 mins the internet light on my router goes to orange and i cant load web pages.. i know it my pc thats doing it as when i remover the adsl cable n reboot the router the light goes green and stays green, i can connect any other pc via the cable and the net stays on.. re connect the original pc and again after 5 mins ish the router light goes out again.. i have done a full spy/mal scan and it says clean please any ideas?

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HELPP! my router keepps disconnecting and also i turn it off and back on it still sometimes disconnect...

A:Router disconnects

I've started your own thread for you here.

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

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I have (3) computers running of a Linksys WRT54G router. (2) are hardwired and the other is Wireless.

All run and connect to the net just great when they are all ON.

However, whenever I turn this particular PC off for the night, it "somehow" disconnects the others from the Internet!!

None of these computers are Networked together either! All are running XP Pro.

What the heck is going on here ?

A:PC disconnects other PCs from Router ???

I'd have to believe this is some kind of electrical power and/or grounding issue. Does this happen if you reboot the computer, or only when you physically power it off? How about unplugging it's Ethernet connection and THEN powering it off, does that affect the other systems?

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hi all recently my router has started disconnecting my internet connection more or less every ten minutes and will not reconnect unless i complete a full cycle ie removing and reinserting the plug. surely this isnt normal i have always had to unplug the router to get it to reconnect but that was normally every 24-48 hours which i could live with but 10mins thats a bit much really aint it

A:Router disconnects

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I'm connected to Optimum online through a wireless router. Lately, my router disconnects whenever I'm downloading a big file. Right after it disconnects, it would reconnect. This didn't happen in the past. What can be the reason for this? Please help. Thanks

A:Router disconnects when downloading

Whats the MTU settings?

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Hello, my belkin N router keeps on disconnecting EVERY 44 secs. (exactly, i've tested it). When it disconnects, the blue "globe" on the router becomes amber and starts blinkin but just for a few seconds. The disconnect lasts only like 2 seconds.

Here is my IPconfig \all
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Luukas>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Luukki-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : PdaNet Broadband Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-37-BD-39-42
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-7E-8D-2F-5C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
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A:Belkin router disconnects every 44 sec

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Hello, I'm new and I'm having this problem that I absolutely have no idea what to do...
Some months ago, I bought a netgear DG384Gv3 router and I use cables to connect it directly to my computer. It was working fine but now, it's been 1 week since I started getting random disconnects from the internet. It's so annoying and in one day, I get around n 10-20 disconnects or more. I know it's not my line who's having problem because I tested it with my adsl modem and it worked fine. I also phoned my ISP and they said that my line was fine. In addition, I have the latest firmware and I tried resetting my router but without any luck. Any help please?

A:Router disconnects randomly

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I replaced a very old router recently with a brand new Linksys BEFSR41 version 4.3 with the latest firmware, version 2.00.4 Build 7. At first it was fine, but the modem got disconnected once and since then I've been getting random disconnects from Ventrilo and on online game (WoW). I would think that it's a WoW issue, except that the disconnects happen from Ventrilo as well. My fiance and I play from the same router.

- We play next to eachother and only one of us disconnects at a time.
- Disconnects are random, can stay in WoW but Ventrilo disconnects and vice versa.
- Seems to occur at any time, but might be more frequent in the evening.

I've tried power cycling or whatever (disconnected modem, router, and the computers from power and then later plugged them back in). I've tried resetting the router to factory defaults and checked for firmware updates, but it already has the latest on the Linksys site.

I'm know how to log into the router, but I don't really know what to change to try and fix this issue. Please help!

A:Router Causing Disconnects?

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Okay here's the setup

Knology modem normal old cable modem
Dlink dir 625 wireless n router
dell xps runnig windows xp
Dell inspiron vista
Dell latitude d610
netgear wnd 3100

here's the deal, just bought brand new dell with vista, everything was working fine until i connected the vista comp to the network, then it started bugging out, every time i connect the vista comp to the network itll work for maybe five to ten minutes then itll disconnect all the computers on the network from the internet by somehow disconnecting the router form the internet, have tried every possible fix searched an ungodly amount of forum, still no answer. but when i leave the vista comp unconncected internet works fine. at wits end with this, plz help, have updated drivers on the netgear and firmware on router is up to date.

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I have a D-Link model DIR-625, and it always seems to disconnect when my mother logs on her computer. Is there some kind of setting on her computer that could be disconnecting us? When my dad is on his I never disconnect which is why I am wondering it must be something on her computer that's interfering with the signal or something. If I reset the router while she's still on, It will disconnect again within a few minutes. So where can I check if it could be her computer that's interfering with the signal?

A:wireless router disconnects when...

can we see an ipconfig /all from your PC and from your mothers - make sure we know which is which
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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I bought this OfficeConnect Wireless SuperG Cable/DSL Router from 3Com. This piece was recommended by this swedish online store. Always bought stuff from them and nothing has been this bad. ;I

Anyway, if I put the network under some stress. Like downloading/uploading files or playing an online game, it disconnects me in 5-10 minutes.

So I have tried different settings with no luck at all. Another strange thing is that when I had the router at default settings and like 7-8 meters away, I could only get 11 Mbps. So I moved it only 1 meter closer and got 22 Mbps or something. I changed from "Mixed" to "Dynamic SuperG" and got almost 54 Mbps but very fluctuating. I moved the router only 4 meters from me and I got a contanst 54 Mbps. The router says it can work up to 122 meters indoor. ;I

There are no firmware upgrades either yet. There's so many settings that I don't have a clue about either. So I hope any of you people have the skill which I don't posess.

I bet there's something I have forgotten to tell you, so please just ask, I will check regulary.

A:3Com Router Disconnects.

I would keep hounding them for a firmware fix. Other than that, try adding
an external antennas, google 'wireless external antennas'

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I have a Speedcom+ Broadband Router (RT514AD), connected to a Motorola cable modem and 2 computers (each running Win98SE). Everything works fine for about 1 hour, then my internet connection is lost, and I have to press the reset button on the router, which then sorts it out (but only until the next hour).

I've looked for a firmware upgrade, but can't find find technical support for this product anywhere (it was the cheapest after all!). Is there anything I can do to make the connection more stable?


A:router disconnects from internet

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I have a 2 computers connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 router which is connected to a Verizon Westell DSL/Cable modem. From time to time the Ethernet link between the modem and the router spontaneously disconnects. I can reconnect the link by going to the setup menu on the router with a browser @
Sometimes I have to do an ipconfig/release and renew to fix the link. Sometimes I have to power cycle the PC and the modem and the router.
Currently this disconnect problem has gotten much worse. It occurs about every 15-20 minutes while I'm connected to the net. It also occurs when either computer is booted or turned off (I see the link light on both the modem and the router flash red for a moment).
The problem never happens if only one PC is connected to the router. Do you think I need a new router?

al s

A:Solved: Router disconnects on boot

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I have a 3com officeconnect router,everytime someone uses the wireless phone it disconnects the router.I tried changing the channels in the router but still it kept disconnecting.
Any Idea how to fix this?

A:wireless phone disconnects router

Change the phone to a non-2.4ghz model.

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Hello, I have a G+ MIMO router. The router works fine but it keeps on disconnecting when I'm trying to download something, or watch videos online, or connect my PS3 to it. Playing games on PSN is impossible and I play a lot! I used to have a linksys router and it worked fine with my PS3. But I recently moved in with my sister but she's got G+ MIMO router and I've had nothing but problems with it. The PS3 connects to the internet wirelessly but keeps on disconnected after a while. And I can't connect it directly because the router is upstairs and PS3 is downstairs. I can't update PSN or download game updates! Or download big files unless I connect it directly with the modem.

I'm from England, I've got Virgin media broadband cable connection. I'm using dynamic connection type, wireless. Haven't used an encryptions yet. And I'm using XP home SP2.

Security logs;
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=2]User Login From => Fri Jan 2 16:47:36 2009

Get IP Address 82.**.**.*** From DHCP Server => Fri Jan 2 16:40:13 2009

WAN Connection Disconnected => Fri Jan 2 16:40:08 2009

Get IP Address 82.**.**.*** From DHCP Server => Fri Jan 2 16:00:32 2009

WAN Connection Disconnected => Fri Jan 2 16:00:27 2009

Get IP Address 82.**.**.*** From DHCP Server => Fri Jan 2 15:58:25 2009

WAN Connection Disconnected => Fri Jan 2 15:58:20 2009

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A:Solved: G+ MIMO router disconnects

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I have a Linksys router that disconnects every 45min to 1hr & 15 min. Very annoying. Doesn't matter whether I'm using the computer or not. So I have to disconnect pwr. to the modem and router - wait a min. then connect pwr to modem and router and wait a min. and I'm back on line... what's going on...?? Without the router it never disconnects.
I have cable from Comcast an eMachine using XP home.

A:Linksys router disconnects about every hour.

You may be able to solve the problem by setting the router back to the default configuration. Somebody may have changed the settings on it which cause it do act in that way. Somewhere in the router's configuration, they should be an option to restore factory settings or something similar. Try doing this. If you don't know how, contact the retailer or consult the user manual.
If you do this and the problem persists, the problem may be your service provider (ISP). They could have problems due to a lack of servers or too many users. Try contacting them to resolve the issue.

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Not sure whether this is gaming or connection problems, so feel free to move if it's in the wrong place.

Several times over the last couple of weeks both during the day and in the evening, I have been disconnected from the world of warcraft and ventrilo server. There are no latency issues in game, it just suddenly disconnects me requiring me to login again. The problems started when I switched to NTL and the 1mb connection (which should be more than enough) and had to use a router rather than connecting both PCs to the BT cable modem.

My partner has the same problems but the disconnects aren't simultaneous, they aren't timed and seem random (both from ventrilo and the server). Other programs such as teamspeak and msn messanger are unaffected.

Use the built in XP firewall, and a sitecom DC-202v5 router. I tried setting up port forwarding/static IPs and that didn't help. Playing without the router stopped the disconnects though. The cables were used when we had a BT modem and they were fine then. My network card is a TE100-PCBUSR 32-Bit Cardbus PC Card and that has also been fine before so the problem isn't there. Both PCs have Ethernet connections to the router. So today I tried a new router (without port forwarding), figuring that was the problem and the disconnects were worse

Both running windows XP.

here's a tracert to the WoW server from when the problem first started:

Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

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A:Router causing disconnects from WoW/ventrilo

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