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Kazaa Disconnects the Internet? Please Help!

Q: Kazaa Disconnects the Internet? Please Help!

My computer has XP. Before i was able to download songs using Kazaa properly. Now whenever i try to download songs (whenever i open kazaa) the internet connection disconnects. It happens all the time and it disconnects within minutes of opening Kazaa. This same problem also happens with WinMX. When none of these programs are open and running the computer and the internet works perfectly and i can surf the net for hours but as soon as i open Kazaa or WinMX the problem persists. I would always have to close the program and restart the computer in order for the internet to work again.

Help me please. I am very distressed by this. What has gone wrong? Is it a virus? Is it something that i have accidentally changed? Help me if you can please.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Kazaa Disconnects the Internet? Please Help!

Sorry. We can't provide support for Peer-2-Peer software.

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I tried installing Kazaa Lite, Kazaa or WinMX at work, and I am unable to get these softwares connected. We have a LAN with a firewall, and trying dfferent options on all of those softwares didn't help.

I tried Kazaa at home (will switch to Kazaa Lite tonight) and never had any problems connecting.

Can anyone tell me what should the settings be to allow me to go through the firewall and get connected?

Thanks a lot.


A:WinMX / Kazaa / Kazaa Lite connection problem with LAN

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Hi. Back when I was in college and my computer was in a networking lab, we had to keep file sharing on Kazaa disabled so that we were only downloading files but others were not uploading files. They did this because it was clogging up the network with too much traffic going to and from our lab. However, now my computer is at home and I have a dialup connection rather than a T1 connection. I get a full 52kpbs on each connection. Well, my question is this, if I enable file sharing so people can upload from me, will this slow down my download speed at all on Kazaa? I have also heard that the higher the participation rating you have, the better the downloads you get. Is this true? Well, thanks for any advice or answers you can provide in advance.

A:Kazaa file sharing and Kazaa download speed...

First things first are we talking Kazaa or Kazaalite?

If it is Kazaa, I suggest you uninstall it and install KAZAALITE instead, thus removing spyware which is going to limit your download speed still further

Regarding the participation rating, allegedly so, but with Kazaalite, this is overridden, so it is immaterial

Your download speed can be affected, but you can limit the number of simultaneous uploads

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I want to change from Kazaa to kazaa lite, run spybot and adaware in between and clean up my system.
I currently have a big file downloading and i'm about a third of the way through.
Does any one know a way i can make sure that i don't lose the half of the file i have already downloaded and that when i continue the download with kazaa lite i won't have to start the whole download again. I suppose the main thing will be getting kazaa lite to regognise the megabytes i have already downloaded.

I have kpe if that helps


A:Kazaa to kazaa lite, keeping part download

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For starters, I've found that it takes alot of effort to try and block global-finder. (What a bloody nuisance!) I think because of it, my internet speed has slowed down somewhat. Don't know.

However, here I sit with high-speed cable and find that I am waiting again, as I did while on 56Kmodem, for most of my browsing and at locations which were almost instantanious. As well, my Kazaa downloads are awfully slow. Understandable if the places I'm downloading from are slow, but what about my uploads? Nobody can seem to upload from me faster than 25Kb/sec.

Is there any way I can speed this up?


A:Kazaa & Internet speed?

Hi WButchar,

If you're using Kazaa, as opposed to Kazaa-Lite, then you are almost certainly bogged down with Spyware.

First, could you go to www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip and download, unzip and run this program. That should sort out Global-Finder.

Then could you download 'Hijack This!' from http://www.spywareinfo.com/files/hijackthis.zip
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".
When the scan is finished, click "Save Log", and copy and paste it in a reply.

This will give us a rundown of whatís going on in your PC. One of us will be glad to analyse it for you. Donít fix anything yourself yet, as a lot of the stuff on that list will be harmless or required.



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Kazaa lite -
every now and again when i try to start up kazaa lite i get the message "Can't find Kazaa Lite registry keys" then I uninstall Kazaa lite and re-install it and it works fine for a little bit - is my Ad-aware 6.0 or Spybot Search and destroy messing with the registry keys - or do i have to uninstall and install kazaa lite in order to use the program??

Kazaa -
I uninstalled Kazaa with Kazaabegone, but it was still on the Add/remove programs list - try to remove it there - it can't "C:WINDOWS\system32\cd_clint.dll" it's can't find these modules or nodes or whatever it is - I read one of your threads - installed Kazaa, then Kazaabegoned my computer - still not gone - then I downloaded your link http://www.cexx.org/cd_clint.zip
unzipped the file "cd_clint.dll" into C:\Windows\System and still it wouldn't remove it from my Add/ Remove programs - is Kazaa going to stay in my computer forever??

A:Kazaa lite (start up) and Kazaa (removal)??

Sorry but I don't get it! You got both Kazaa and Kazaalite???!

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I am connected to a network via D-link hub.....wks fine.
lately, my internet connection is shown in taskbar as "active" allowing Kazaa to connect and stay connected, allowing outlook express to send and receive emails, and my aol im also works.
However i can't get anywhere on the internet. when i call up a page, oh, let's say Google (it has always worked for me) my browser shows that it's actively searching (the "e" is spinning) but it'll search for ever without any luck. I have pinged my host comp...wks fine. when i ping a web page from DOS, it times out. I am somewhat knowledgeable regarding computers so this petty problem has got me numb with anger.
any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated.

thanks in advance,


p.s. searched the site for a duplicate question, and didn't find one...sorry if this has already been answered

A:Kazaa works, Internet doesn't

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Hello all,

I was helping out a friend remove Kazaa from her PC....funny how all tales of woe involve Kazaa.

I removed Kazaa with kazaabegone. Then I ran AdAware 6.0 with the latest reference file. I then installed Kazaa Lite K++(my friend has teenagers.....so Kazaa Lite was a neccessary evil at this point).

I archived all of the 400 files found by AdAware just in case I needed one of them....

After I restarted the machine, it was working much faster, however, I would get a dns error saying that a web page wasn't found. The PC is on dial-up, I was connected. But, here's the thing...I could ping public IP addys and I could access web pages if I typed in http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx where the x's are the IP addy.

The DUN & TCP/IP settings are the same as they were before I got to the machine (use the DNS provided by the Internet Provider). If I type in the IP addy of a public DNS server, I have the same problem.

I even tried restoring the archive from AdAware with no luck....did removing Kazaa with Kazaabegone screw something up? Any ideas as to what I can do next?

Any help would be greatly appreciated


A:[Resolved] Removed Kazaa now no internet

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What does everyone think of Kazaa's new internet phone software? http://skype.com/ hehe Bet there'll be A LOT of headaches floatin around TSG forums about this one.

A:new Kazaa internet phone software

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Hi everyone. I encountered a problem last night that I am quite unhappy about. I uninstalled Kazaa and ran Kazaa BeGone to clean up the spyware mess, but now I cannot connect to the internet. I have been told to download LSP-fix, which I did, and it didn't work. I also re-installed the link-sys software for my wireless card and it still didn't work. However, my roomate's computer is linked to the same router and he has had no problems. I am using XP Home. Can anyone help? Thanks for your time.

A:Kazaa Begone (Now I can't connect to the internet)

I just tried a system restore and that did the trick. Thanks!

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This sucks becuase our company allowed us to use AOL aim, i was able to use winmx and now I am so locked down that I cant do any other that! I believe we might be going tru a firewall that blocks all this..i am sure there are ports open which I can use..can anobyd suggest me any workarounds??THIS SUCKS!!!

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First thing i love the forum and all the knowledge that is spread among the board. Everyone does a great job helping as much as they can. Now down to my problem. I downloaded KaZaA a couple months ago and i felt as if it is time to get rid of this p2p program due to the fact of pop-ups and so on. So doing research i found a program named Kazaabegone. I ran the program and it deleted kazaa ( most of it i am guessing ). So right after i run the kazaabegone i rebot the computer but now the comp wont recognize the internet connection? I check the local area connection status and its fine.. send and recieving as usual. My internet explorer, MSN chat, basically anything that needs to be connected to internet to function WONT. Im to the conclusion that maybe Kazaabegone deleted a system file that was attached to kazaa and caused my comp to not recognize any internet connection? Has anyone went through this problem or have any advice at all? I am stranded without internet at my household! A few sidenotes: Running windows XP, AT&T Broadband is my ISP.

A:HELP: Deleted KaZaA, Windows won't recognize internet!

Did you uninstall Kazaa the regular way first before running that program? I never tried running the program you speak of myself and I'm not so sure what files the program may target.

Are you sure you're still connected to the net and that your connection didn't die? Check your network settings to see if your connection is in fact still alive. Do you have any other computers on the network? If there are other computers, do they have internet connection? Are you connected through a router or directly to the cable modem?

One way I could think of that might solve it is to uninstall your NIC card, reboot and have it redetect, reinstall, and reconfigure your connection. That may be the quick fix without doing too much checking. Good luck

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everytime i start kazaa, i get atleast 5 or 6 internet explorer script errors.

how do i get rid of these

windows xp home
2.4 gig processor
512mb ram
internet explorer 6

A:internet explorer script errors while starting kazaa

completely uninstall kazaa, run spybot or ad-aware, or both, then download and install Kazaa Lite, you can get it from http://www.k-lite.tk.

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kazaa vs kazaa lite

i currently use and happy with kazaa lite,occasionally i cannot find downloads i would like.

does the more popular kazaa offer more files to download?

A:kazaa vs kazaa lite : available downloads?


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kind of a noobie question but I will likely be creating a bunch of mp3s from audio cassette. If I wanted to have them available for everyone to have all I need to do is place the mp3 files in my kazaa shared folder? Also wondered how long they would need to be there until they propagated out enough so I could delete them.

As for the problem:

Just recently every file I download from kazaa (lite) comes up showing 'queued' as status. I need to do a 'resume' on all of them. I have the amount of files allowed to download set to 50 and I am nowhere near this number. Once I do a release the files download or show more resources but it is a pain.

A:uploading to kazaa & a kazaa problem

Files dont propogate. They must be downloaded and in the shared folder of someone that is online, or they can not be downloaded by anyone else.

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First i had kazaa 2.0 on my computer then i decided to update to the newest i think 2.1 or 2.2 whatever it is......well then my problems started......everytime i went to search or just to exit the program kazaa would just freeze up and make everything run slowly.....so i decided to delete kazaa and get kazaa lite to see if the problem would go away then but still i have the same problem.....

A:kazaa / kazaa lite problems

What operating system are you using? Kazaa has a lot of spyware. Use Ad-aware, www.lavasoftusa.com, to remove the spyware.

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Hello everyone, I'm running a windows 7 operating system and I need help I've been having this issue for a few weeks. Usually when I download something big or stream my internet on my PC specifically will go out and I cannot get it back unless I restart my pc I have tried ipconfig/renew and I get the unable to contact DHCP.

Now saying that, I have tried other methods that don't work at all however my wifi works perfectly on my phone and other devices in the household and it is only my pc. I am connected via Ethernet as well but I also sometimes use a wireless adapter however have not experienced the internet go out using the adapter but for network adapter I have updated drivers, tried different ports as well as using different cables and none of those have helped I've looked up many solutions and none seem to work please help thanks

A:Help internet disconnects please

I should also mention the ethernet port on my pc is burnt out because of a thunder storm so I am using a USB to ethernet adapter

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I am using CISCO Anyconnect. But regardless of what VPN, what happens is that connecting to VPN disconnects me from Internet which doesnot happen with XP.

Is there a solution for this with anyone, please.

A:VPN disconnects INTERNET

For clarification, I continue to stay connected to VPN, but any other net dependent application like IE, Outlook, Skype do not work, and the wireless network status shows "no network access".

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For as long as I remember my Lenovo G580 would randomly stop recieving an internet connection from my wifi, leaving it still connected but without the ability to go online. I have been solving this problem by disconnecting and recconecting from the wifi, however this has been a temporary solution as the problem keeps coming back. I know this is a problem with the computer because it never happens with the other lenovo laptops in the house nor the phones connected to the same wifi. Im monitering this post so if you reply expect a response very soonThank you for the help

A:Internet Disconnects

Hi LA314 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
You may try unchecking power saving features on WLAN properties under device manager and likewise place any similar roaming aggressiveness / tendency to highest .
Update us how it goes.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 914 GB (815 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway, IPIMB-AR
Antivirus: Spybot - Search and Destroy, Disabled

I am having an issue with frequent media disconnects. Upon booting my system, browsers do not connect to the internet. A restart fixes the problem for a while and the system eventually disconnects again. I have hardwired cable and supplier provided cable modem. The system says I am connected but browsers don't function until a soft restart. My PC is for personal use and is owned by me. I have recently added Spybot AV and previously used Windows Defender. McAfee in the distant past. None of them show much and if they do and the item is fixed, I still experience the same media disconnects.

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Hello and thank you,
It seems that every three or four hours our computer will just lose all connection, even the modem shows we don't have one. We have had four cox repairmen come, and all claimed they had fixed a simple problem. They didn't. So whenever this happens all we can do is wait or repeatedly unplug and plug stuff. Obviously we have no clue what is going one. Can somebody help.

A:Internet disconnects

Have they replaced the modem yet?

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Hello, I just got a new computer and I'm having internet problems. I used to use an old XP desktop with direct connection and it stayed connected, used my vista laptop with direct connection and it stayed connected, and now with my new W7 desktop the internet does not stay connected. It just disconnects and reconnects in a split second. This interferes while I'm playing games (3 different games), it'll tell me I have lost connection, and when I check my internet connection it says I'm connected. Sometimes I see the little internet connection icon on the bottom say X then a little loading circle then back online in a second. It interferes when I'm streaming also. It happens every 10-30 min or so and it gets REALLY annoying. Anybody have similar problems? Any way to fix?

A:Internet disconnects for a second

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Useful information here: Constant disconnects from my wireless - Microsoft Answers

I suspect there may be incompatibility issues between your games and Windows 7. Can you run the games in Compatibility Mode for Windows XP SP3?

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My internet disconnects every once in a while, usually for 5-10 minutes. Restarting fixes the problem. Whilst my friend who is connected to the same router never has this problem.
I thought maybe HijackThis could find something conflicting that is causing this problem?

When I ran HijackThis I got this notification:

"Your system denied write access to the hosts file"

Below is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:37:03 AM, on 9/21/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16839)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MotoHelper\MotoHelperAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\S... Read more

A:Internet Disconnects

Is this issue not fixable in Hijack This?

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Hi all,
I am new here and dont know a lot about computers. I have a laptop with an aolynk router and a 3com wireless system. I have no pc just 2 laptops hooked up to my internet.
The internet works fine but disconnects every now and then. There is no pattern i can see (ie.every hour or every 10 mins etc) it justs disconnects but saying limited or no connectivity.If I click repair it doesnt work i have to disconnect both the router and the wireless modems to get it back on.
Can someone offer me any advice please.

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i using win xp & using bsnl broadband with kaspersky internet security antivirus
bu after few minutes internet disconnects & to connect internet i requre to restart xp please give me suggestion

A:internet disconnects


First welcome to TSF!!!

Next I would try a couple of things. Start off with a power cycle of your equipment, and see if that helps. Next you would need to narrow it down to what is causing the problem. Does it only happen when you are using chrome or does it happen with other browsers, more to the point does it happen with other programs that use the internet like email, instant messaging, etc. Are you running any programs that allow you to torrent, that can cause issues with your connection.


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Every so often when i am on the internet it disconnects and i cant open any web pages. The connection is still there in the bottom right hand corner, ip address etc. are still there but web pages wont open. I try to repair but i have to reboot to make it work again. I am using a laptop on a wireless connection, think this also may have something to do with the freezes it get occasionally.

Any ideas would be appreciated

A:Every so often internet disconnects!

Welcome to TSF.

We will take a look at your system for malware, but it's unlikely the cause of loss of connection. If we can't locate a problem, you will be encouraged to ask for advice in the Networking forum, here at TSF.

Download HiJackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HiJackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose [Do a system scan and save a logfile].
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit [Scan] and then click on [Save log].
3. Post the HiJackThis.log file here. Do not fix anything in HiJackThis since they may be harmless.

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So heres the deal.
Ive recently upgraded from windows XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64bit, this ofcourse means Ive formatted my harddrives and made a clean install.
But now Ive realised, that whenever I try to download a large file which takes several minutes, my computer will disconnect from the router and I have to let windows do its thing and it says its "Resetting Network card" After this I have to reboot the PC and yet again let windows do its thing where it tells me to let it reactivate my network card. When Ive done this Ill be connected to the internet again. Ive tried to let my PC run for several hours just to make sure its not random dc's but within 5 mins of me starting a download it dc's. I can browse around just fine and have tried countless of different solutions around the web and none have helped so far. Now I beg you to give me Every single possible solution that you guys can think of. Keep in mind that I have another PC running vista connected to the router and that one works just fine, and I never had this problem on XP.
Also please keep in mind that Im not all that techie when it comes to router settings and such, so keep it simple for the sake of my brain not overheating!

Thanks in advance.

A:Internet Disconnects

Sounds like a network driver problem but I don't see any network driver downloads fro Windows 7 X86 or X64 on the ASUS site for the Gigabit network device.

As a test, remove the router from the setup and connect directly to the broadband modem. Try a download and see what happens. If it fails the same way then the router is definitely involved. If it doesn't fail then try swapping the port and cable the router is connected to with the one currently in use by the Vista computer then try the test again.

If it works then it is either the Ethernet cable or some problem with that specific port on the router. If it doesn't make any difference, then try deleting the Gigabit network device from Device Manager as follows:

Press WinKey+R to open a Run box.
Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter
Expand Network Adapters
Right click on the Gigabit device and select Uninstall
Reboot and wait while Windows 7 rediscovers the device and reloads the driver, see if that helps.

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Please, I have a problem similarity, i have to restart my pc to be able to access the Internet of four in four hours . i am using xp. Note below (ipconfig /all) Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 13 july 2007 21:05:40; Lease Expires. . . . . . . . . . : 14 july 2007 01:05:40 ; is justly four hours.

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address . . . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F3-57-43-AC
DHCP ativado. . . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . : Yes
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers. . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 13 july 2007 21:05:40
Lease Expires. . . . . . . . . . : 14 july 2007 01:05:40

Please, thank

A:Internet disconnects

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I got my dsl modem like a month ago and its been EXCELLENT. Fast speed, never disconnects, its great. But i dont know whats hapenning now cuz every once in a while, it disconnects and i get a message that popups on the taskbar that says "a network cable has been unplugged". What i do is i either unplug and then plug one of the cables that are connected to the modem (like the phone cable or the power cable) and then it works again. What can be causin this if i am not unpluggin anything why am i gettin this message and why might it be disconnecting? Thanks in advance.

A:DSL Internet Disconnects

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When I turn on the Internet (I have a modem), it works fine until I turn other programs on then the Internet basically turns off, but the computer says I'm still connected to the Internet. Why is this doing this and why is the Internet turning off?

If I'm downloading something off the Internet say a game demo or a game update the Internet would just turn off like I said before and then I would have to disconnect and then reconnect and try redownloading and sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't.

I found a pattern or it's just coincidence, but when the downloading box isn't the main thing selected for a while the Internet turns off. Someone please help and don't tell me to ask my ISP he's the other word for donkey.

A:Internet Disconnects

Have you run any spyware, and antivirus scans?

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I have a Compaq Presario-AMD Athlon 64-3500+-512mb-200gb. Running windows xp sp3, updated and malware clean. I am stuck with dialup connection until [email protected] upgrades our area. I sometimes leave my pc running a download all night. I usually use orbit downloader but some downloads work better with no manager. Since I reinstalled windows my connection gets disconnected at at different times and redials the connection, but only at night when I leave it downloading a large file. In internet connection I have checked "never dial a connection". It is just an annoyance but I would like to fix it. Any help will be appreciated. I forgot to say that I use IE7 and have tried connection keeper ( with same results). Tried firefox several times but it was slower than IE on my pc. Thanks again. Lots of good advice on this site.

A:Internet disconnects

Hello & welcome to TSF

have you tried this

useing (ipconfig)

then select ( run
then type in ( cmd
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /flushdns ( notice the space between ipconfig & /
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /release ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /renew ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter

then reboot

then select (run
then type in ( cmd
then type in (netsh winsock reset
press enter
now reboot your system

providing that the (os) is installed on the c drive /you drive letter may be differnt

then reboot

check your connection

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I have verizon dsl. I open internet explorer, surf for about 15 minutes and all of a sudden i lose my connection. I try to log back on but it will not let me. I reboot and I can get back on for another 15 minutes and it disconects again. I unplugged my modem this time and plugged it back in and I was able to get back on the internet. Any ideas what this could be?

A:Internet disconnects

Hi theriffs1

I have Verizon DSL also, I was receiving the Pop up ballon: An network cable has been unplugged about every hour.

I would need to physically reseat the ethernet cable, (are you using an ethernet connection or a USB connection?), finally I purchased a new ethernet cable and that problem went away.

I did call Verizon, they have a free upgrade from 1.5mb/368kbps to 3.0mb/768kbps, it was offered to me without my asking.

Have you tried an ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew from a command window?

Start > Run
key in:
cmd /k ipconfig
Click: Enter
The information appearing will show you what your IP address is, and how long before it expires.
My IP address renews itself every 15 minutes.

At a command prompt in the same command window key in:
Then key in:
Your IP address should be renewed.

Have you had any viruses that may have corrupted your Winsock?

Let us know if this makes a difference or not, and if you don't have the upgrade yet, call Verizon and get it!

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Hey guys,

As soon as I connect my VPN it disconnects the internet. I'm using a desktop with windows 7, connected to wifi via a Netgear 4600 router. I have two internet connections, one of which is not connected to the router, both connections are affected. Used to work fine and I don't think I have done anything that would cause this. I already looked online and didn't find anything that was helpful.

Any suggestions?


A:VPN disconnects internet

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Hi All
I have been having internet disconnects every since I have had VISTA. It is the same that used to occur in WIN ME & 98. It happens when you spend a long time surfing on one web site. There was a fix for this problem then and I have forgotten it. It is not my server as I have another computer with WIN 98SE and it does not happen. I have to cycle my DSL modem off & on to reconnect. I am connected through a router to a second computer and to the modem and the second computer stays connected. The internet icon (lower right display) will indicate local only is connected.
Any help would be great. Forum


Dell E-520
160g HD
1g mem

A:Internet Disconnects

If you're using a laptop or server, the network card may be configured to go into power saving mode releasing the IP address after a set amount of time of non-activity.

Which version of Windows Vista are you using? Vista is known to have plenty of networking issues on it's own so it may be worth searching Microsoft's KB (Knowledge Base) at www.microsoft.com if you're familiar with it.

Also your computer system mentions a Dell E-520 which appears to be a standard desktop PC, would you be able to confirm this?

Finally, if you could post the results of an "ipconfig /all" while the network is connected and then when it becomes unavailable, this would help troubleshoot the problem.


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I have a Compaq Presario-AMD Athlon 64-3500+-512mb-200gb. Running windows xp sp3, updated and malware clean. I am stuck with dialup connection until [email protected] upgrades our area. I sometimes leave my pc running a download all night. I usually use orbit downloader but some downloads work better with no manager. Since I reinstalled windows my connection gets disconnected at at different times and redials the connection, but only at night when I leave it downloading a large file. In internet connection I have checked "never dial a connection". It is just an annoyance but I would like to fix it. Any help will be appreciated. I forgot to say that I use IE7 and have tried connection keeper ( with same results). Tried firefox several times but it was slower than IE on my pc. Thanks again. Lots of good advice on this site.

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Hi I have also been experinsing these problems. I am a video game player as well and whenever I try to play on my laptop my internet disconnects. But all my other devices that use wifi work fine. Also there is nothing wrong with my computer because it works fine on other networks such as my schools. I recently moved and am now using a different internet provider ,centerylink. I think I have to change my modem channel but centurylinks website were you change modem settings is a scam. The website does not work and my parents think theres something wrong with my computer and are refusing to change internet service providers. So I am wondering how If I can change modem channels a different way.

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A:Internet disconnects

Hi, You might have another wifi signal very close to your house that is on 'your' channel, it happens.
You can only move your channel to one of three different frequencies, that is the lowest, the middle or the highest one. So say your current channel is 6, there is no point going to 7, it's still too close.
If the 'other' problem wifi channel near you is say '1' then you should try to go to the other end of the range.
You change your WiFi channel in your router, then your laptop will find it.
You don't need a website to do that, it's between your laptop and your router.
You make the changes through any web browser, and the details will probably be on the label of your router.
But this might not the problem, although it's a fairly easy one to 'fix' if it is.

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hi Boltonsquad I have a similar sounding problem.
My connection to the network is reported as excellent but randomly the actual download speed drops away to nothing.
Does yours "mend " itself after a short while and start working again...or is yours off for good. I find rebooting the laptop resolves it faster than waiting for it to do it itself...until it does it again(not good).
I use a belkin router (number can be supplied when I get home if needed) ..maybe thats the common?

A:Internet disconnects

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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My internet disconnects randomly and these user###### pop-up in my connect to menu. I was thinking it may be due to a virus, but my computer is clean.
That is what I ment by the user#######.

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Hi there guys. I've have had some great help from all you guys here and I need your help again.
So my internet recently has been acting weird, not for just one laptop, but for all of them, The only thing that seems to not disconnect is the computer hooked up to the routers. I thought it was time for a new router so I bought two new ones to replace the old ones, so I did. They were replaced but the problem still continued! I updated the router firmware and it would fix it temporarily, but after a day it started again.
Please let me know if you need any info at all.

A:Internet disconnects once in a while.

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I have a problem of being disconnected from the Internet. It usually occurs about the same time at night. I connect, then get kicked off after about a minute. This happens repeatedly. This continues for anywhere from a few minutes to an hour before I can stay connected again. I use IE browser. This does not happen during idle times. It happens when I am actively surfing. Any ideas on how to solve this? My ISP is no help.

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My internet randomly disconnects for half a second. For instance, most of the time I have ventrilo and mIRC open, and sometimes (a lot of the time) an online game (TF2, CS etc) My internet will disconnect me from all of them at the same time, then I try to get back it and it lets me, so it seems its only disconnecting for like 1 second, then its back on.

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Hey all, First time poster on these forums. I was hoping to get new insight as to what might be causing the issues I'm having.

About a couple weeks ago I started to experience some internet troubles. It would be every 10 minutes, or every couple hours but I would get disconnect from the internet.

To start with the tray icon, it would mostly show the triangle over the symbol when this happens, yet sometimes it would say it was connected perfectly fine. In both circumstances, during these periods it would not be able to connect to the internet.

On my network, maximum of three of us, I am the only one that is hardwired in to the router with an Ethernet cord. The other two are wireless. We had gotten a new router from Bright House, a Ubee modem/router, and were not satisfied at all when this started happening. We purchased a new router to get gigabit Ethernet ports, and to give us 5GHZ wireless channels. After installing the new router, and setting the UBEE to bridge mode, the problem persisted. When the UBEE is in bridge mode though, and I connect directly to the modem I haven't noticed the problem. Although I have never been directly connected to the modem for any extended period of time.

I have seriously tried every solution that threads have offered saying that it may be a windows 7 problem, and none seemed to do the trick. So I am finally trying to reach out to you guys to hopefully receive some help. I have tried calling Bright House and they sent ... Read more

A:Everyone randomly disconnects from Internet

The problem lies somewhere in between your ISP and PCs.

Is this how your routers are connected?
ISP ----- Ubee wireless modem/router (bridge mode) ---- 2nd wireless router

Make sure you only have one dhcp server and the routers are not operating in the same channel. You can disable the firewall of your 2nd wireless router keep the firewall on on your modem/router. You dont need to use DMZ unless you are hosting some service to be accessed through the internet.


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Ok, So i never had a problem while i was on my windows xp sp3.

installed windows 7 rc

I first noticed my internet dropping when i started redownloading my games on steam. It would download and all of a sudden the internet dies. I got to my network adapters and disable and re-enable and my internet goes back up.

My internet doesn't disconnect while i am just surfing the web.

Now, when i play games like HoN (heroes of newerth) or counter-strike source (sometimes). I will get disconnected over and over and it will be "limited connectivety" or something like that on the bottom right.. the little yellow icon shows up on my internet connections.

I connect straight to my modem and I am the only one connected to it. I have comcast cable.

Really gets annoying when I play games or when i download big files. It happens all the time when i play HoN. It will disconnect me like 2-4 times in the middle of the game and i would have to disable and enable my network adapter.

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Do you have IP-6 enabled in network and sharing. in etwork and sharing rightclick sys tray>change adapter settings>adapter>rightclick>properties>IP-6 uncheck


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I put Windows 7 Pro 64bit on my computer about 2 weeks ago and I'm using a Belkin wireless USB adaptor to connect to the Internet.
I am connecting via Windows and NOT a 3rd party utility.

Some days the wireless connection is solid, but the majority of the time, the wireless drops and I have to reconnect it to the network.
This can happen once or several times during the day and it's pretty annoying, especially when playing games.

The router is in the next room and the signal strength is full.
When using this adaptor on XP Pro with the Belkin utility, I never had any wireless drops and the connection was solid all the time.

I've tried:
-Updating the USB adaptor drivers, but they're already up to date
-Setting the WLAN AutoConfig startup type to Manual and starting the service myself, but the disconnects still happen
-Switching power management off on the adaptor, disconnects still happen

Just wondering if there are any other suggestions in order to stop the wireless disconnecting.
Can't really run a cable but I am considering formatting back to XP which I don't really want to do.


A:Wireless Internet Disconnects

You might want to go into your router settings and change to a different wifi channel. Windows 7 seems to be more sensitive to channel cross over problems than XP was.

You can also use this Wi-Fi scanner to look for unused channels in your area.
inSSIDer Wi-Fi Scanner | MetaGeek

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Hi, I am having a problem that when I connect to a VPN for work it disconnects my internet connection and I need to reboot the machine to the internet back again. I have tired to create a new VPN but the same thing happens, anyone out there that can help

A:VPN disconnects internet connection

You should probably contact helpdesk at work and get them to check your settings first. VPN connections are relatively complex, especially if you're using a non-default VPN client (something not built into Vista by default).

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New to the forums. I have been using skype for months with no problem. I am in the same location, using a shared linksus modem and with no changes to my computer. Running windows 7. For the last 10 days or so, whenever my skype phone rings, i get automatically disconnected from the internet? I've seen a few others with this problem, but no solutions? Once the call drops, my internet reconnects itself. Otherwise, I have no problem connecting and staying connecting...its just when I try to use Skype...

Very confused why this is happening now and not before? Annoyed Any help please?

I am downloading an older version of Skype... will see if this helps...

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