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Q: Internet all of a sudden disconnects?

My mom's computer is connected to our DSL through a USB port. It all of a sudden stopped working and I'm not sure what's going on. It all started happening when I cleaned out her computer with Spybot, Adaware and Hijack This. Our DSL (says 2WIRE on it) has 2 connections in the back, one for ethernet and one for USB. I have mine connected through ethernet and hers uses the USB. I just restored everything Hijack This removed and her computer is restarting now, but if that doesn't do the trick, how can I fix this? I checked and everything is plugged in properly.

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A: Internet all of a sudden disconnects?

oops; you can have ONE ethernet or ONE USB, but not both connected at the same time.

Two connect multiple computers, you need a cheap router and it cables
like this
modem->router --> two cables, one to each computer
Mom will need to use the ethernet RJ45 connection rather than the USB,
but it will all run fine, independently or simultaneously

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Hello, first off thanks for checking out my thread, recently (I don't really know what happened) I've been disconnecting at yahoo messenger and ventrillo, though when I disconnect there, I can still browse using firefox, its been around 4 days since this problem occured, I did a malwarebytes scan and it found 2 trojans which AVG9 free wasn't able to detect, here are they;
Trojan.FakeAlert
Trojan.Vundo
And some other adwares, after scanning I decided to delete them all. Restarted my computer and did a scan again on both malwarebytes and AVG9 free but found nothing. But my problem is still here, again I suddenly disconnect at ventrillo and yahoo from time to time, after disconnecting I can log back in easily most of the time, but there are cases where I have to wait for a couple of minutes, but not more than 3 minutes or so. I've also noticed something else, my vent ping is usually around 200-290, but now its 300+.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox, ventrillo and yahoo already and it didn't do anything at all. I'm also playing an mmorpg, when my ventrillo/yahoo disconnects, there are times where my game isn't affected at all or I get sudden lags too. I also don't think that my ISP has something to do with this since my cousin who lives next door has the same ISP, but he doesn't experience anything like this, I'm not using any router, I'm the only one connected to the modem. And yes I've also checked all my por... Read more

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Hello, first off thanks for checking out my thread, recently (I don't really know what happened) I've been disconnecting at yahoo messenger and ventrillo, though when I disconnect there, I can still browse using firefox, its been around 4 days since this problem occured, I did a malwarebytes scan and it found 2 trojans which AVG9 free wasn't able to detect, here are they;Trojan.FakeAlertTrojan.VundoAnd some other adwares, after scanning I decided to delete them all. Restarted my computer and did a scan again on both malwarebytes and AVG9 free but found nothing. But my problem is still here, again I suddenly disconnect at ventrillo and yahoo from time to time, after disconnecting I can log back in easily most of the time, but there are cases where I have to wait for a couple of minutes, but not more than 3 minutes or so. I've also noticed something else, my vent ping is usually around 200-290, but now its 300+.I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox, ventrillo and yahoo already and it didn't do anything at all. I'm also playing an mmorpg, when my ventrillo/yahoo disconnects, there are times where my game isn't affected at all or I get sudden lags too. I also don't think that my ISP has something to do with this since my cousin who lives next door has the same ISP, but he doesn't experience anything like this, I'm not using any router, I'm the only one connected to the modem. And yes I've also checked all my ports and they'... Read more

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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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Hello & welcome to TSF

have you tried this

useing (ipconfig)

start
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

start
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?
 

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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:
ipconfig/release
Enter
Then key in:
ipconfig/renew
Enter
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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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, 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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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.
 

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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.

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Have you run any spyware, and antivirus scans?

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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.
G
 

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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.

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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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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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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
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Is this issue not fixable in Hijack This?

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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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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?

Thanks
 

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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.

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Have they replaced the modem yet?

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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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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

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Hi,

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.

Cheers!

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . : 201.33.176.116
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . : 201.33.176.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 200.167.208.114
DNS Servers. . . . . . . . . . . : 200.167.208.117
200.167.208.123
200.220.192.88
200.220.192.86
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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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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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

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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.
 
Regards

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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
 

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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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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.

Moderator note - This post removed from this thread: http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/internet-keeps-disconnecting-randomly.205710/#post-1439822 to avoid hijacking.
 

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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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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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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.
 

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Hi,

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.

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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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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 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

Russ

Dell E-520
160g HD
1g mem
WIN VISTA
 

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.

Regards,
Roden
 

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Hi everyone, for the past few weeks whenever I access the internet, whether or not directly connected to my modem, or with a router, I experience random disconnects, and sometimes it will show a "cable disconnected" message for a few seconds, then go away. At other times, I need to disable the internet and reconnect it, then wait a minute to get it to work again. This happens sometimes every 5 minutes to once every hour.

I am on an ADSL connection, ISP is Telus, using a D-Link DSL-300G ADSL Modem.

I think it could be too old for use, as it is always very hot in temperature, and probably about 2-3 years old now. I would really appriciate help on this, it sucks when I play online games and get dropped every game. If anyone can think of info that might help diagnose the problem, just ask and i'll provide.

Thanks!
 

A:Random internet disconnects, Please help!

Sounds like you have modem or ISP issues. It could also be a failing NIC in your machine, and a long shot would be the cable.
 

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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMZ_(computing)
 

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I have been having a problem for a long time where my internet stops working on my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad E540) until I restart the internet. It says I?m still connected it just doesn?t work. The wifi disconnects any where after 10 minutes - 2 hours of use.

If I use the wifi on a different device (my iPhone or iPad) the internet works fine, and if I take my laptop to someone?s house it connects and stays connected without issues.
 

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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.

A:internet disconnects while gaming

Legit

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

Ken

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this is my info

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : your-4dacd0ea75
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : vc.shawcable.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-2A-A1-5C-48
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.84.64.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 24.84.64.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.59.144.80
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.59.144.92
64.59.144.93
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : July 24, 2007 7:22:34 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : July 24, 2007 8:22:34 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>^V

Here is my Network Diagnostics

Network Adapters FAILED
[00000001] HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter (FAILED)
Caption = [00000001] HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
DefaultIPGateway = 24.84.64.1(Same Subnet) (PASSED)
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A:My internet disconnects after an hour, can someone help?

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I too am having problems with my internet connection disconnecting after about 30 minutes. I am using XP Home. I connect by an antenna on my roof receiving an RF signal (I think) or it might be a microwave signal. Anyway the cable comes down through the wall into my router. I have to power down the router and power it up again to reconnect. Anyone with ideas?
 

A:Internet disconnects every 30 minutes

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 have a Netgear Nighthawk. I noticed when someone is downloading something the random disconnects happen every 2-3 minutes. When there is no downloading occuring the interenet will cut out ever 35-45 minutes. Each disconnect will last anywhere from 5-10 seconds. So its obviously not a problem with the cables.. maybe someone with too much traffic going into the router which is causing it to give up on itself? Also when the discconnects happen it isnt only on my end. It happens to everyone using the internet.
 

A:Internet Disconnects repeatedly

That does sound like a router issue
Turn off the route/modem for 15mins

switch back on and see if the problem still occurs

if it does you could try resetting the router - should be a reset option on the back of the box

do you have an exact model of which Netgear Nighthawk you have
 

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Hi,

I have just restored my XP system to SP2 after a problem with the USB controller. That fixed, Windows decided to update to SP3 which went ahead with no problems.

Now, though, my internet connection (wired LAN) keeps dropping after about 10 minutes. The only way to get it back is to restart. I have installed the latest network card drivers, but still get "internet explorer cannot display the webpage". I have tried with IE 7 and Safari 3. Renewing the DHCP lease and/or setting the DNS to a manual address do not solve the issue either.

I can still ping hosts on my local network and on the internet like Google, Apple etc and get a full set of replies. However, when i try to ping this machine from another on my network, it fails.

Even though my connection is apparently not there, the LAN status icon says it is still connected. Repairing the connection doesn't affect it.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Joe.

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This started a couple months ago on my HP laptop, Vista Home Premium, 1g of RAM.
I can update 8.0 AVG, Super-antispyware, and spywareblaster and everything updates with no problems. I then, or I start first with, it don't matter, the AD-Aware and halfway through I get the dis-connect notice. And more than once lately. Now this only happens with the Lavasoft, but I have been checking if anyone else is getting this. Anybody got an idea.
 

A:Ad-Aware disconnects me from internet

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I have Comcast Cable Internet service and i have a Motorola SB4200 Surfboard Cable Modem connected to a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router. From time to time I will be unable to connect to the internet. It seems to happen very randomly and I have not detected a pattern in the disconnects besides its usually when its most inconvenient for me.
This issue started a long time ago and when i first encountered it I had called Comcast and they told me simply to just unplug the modem for 10 seconds and then plug it back in and this has always effectively reset the connection and allowed me to access the internet again.
However, lately its been far too often and is really annoying. Some days it goes out multiple times within an hour.
Any ideas on a remedy to this? Will a new modem help? Or is it something else entirely?

Thanks in Advance
 

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Hi all, I searched and couldn't find a problem to this one.

While browsing my broadband connection is reliably disconnected if I type in an invalid webpage (i.e., if I type in abim.org as opposed to www.abim.org) or sometimes when trying to download a file such as the AVS file converter. If I open a different page I am prompted to connect to the internet which is quickly done but what is causing this- or more importantly, how do I fix it?

Thanks so much.

-Greg

A:Internet disconnects on certain webpages

Have you performed a full virus scan and malware sweep? Have you tried a
Code:
SFC /SCANNOW
? Have you performed an Internet Explorer - Reset?

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Hey guys, very confusing... I don't know how long I have left (lol) but I recently deleted a project1.exe virus but before I had that AVG found a virus in a Resident Evil 4 trainer, that when I ran it disappeared - which I can guess is a virus.I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit..Whenever I go to turn off my PC it stays on "Shutting down" and I have to hold the power button to turn it off.My HJT log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 01:54:35, on 17/09/2009Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3004)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7100.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:J:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\x86\SetPoint32.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeJ:\Program Files (x86)\Mouse Driver\MouseDrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeJ:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691... Read more

A:Virus disconnects me from the internet

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Because I'm in a workplace environment.. I like to lock windows by using winkey-L. However, my internet connection is always disconnecting and reconnecting, and when I go back to my desktop.. a balloon on my system tray shows "Local Area Connection is Now Connected". So I dont know when my actual connection actually disconnected. Are there any programs out there that can determine when a connection was disconnected and reconnected? That would be great.

Regards,

Alex
 

A:Finding out When internet disconnects.

I believe you can tell the most network adapters to write link state info to the WIndows event viewer.

Your problem is most likely Windows turning off the network adapter to save power (or the NIC doing it by itself). See the adapter properties in Device Manager.
 

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Because I'm in a workplace environment.. I like to lock windows by using winkey-L. However, my internet connection is always disconnecting and reconnecting, and when I go back to my desktop.. a balloon on my system tray shows "Local Area Connection is Now Connected". So I dont know when my actual connection actually disconnected. Are there any programs out there that can determine when a connection was disconnected and reconnected? That would be great.

Regards,

Alex
 

A:Finding out When internet disconnects.

I believe you can tell the most network adapters to write link state info to the WIndows event viewer.

Your problem is most likely Windows turning off the network adapter to save power (or the NIC doing it by itself). See the adapter properties in Device Manager.
 

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Windows 7 | Rosewill Wireless N PCI-E Adapter RNX-N250PCe | Motorola Modem | Cisco Router |
I have built a computer recently that continually disconnects from the internet. I can temporarily reconnect by Troubleshooting and results in the following messages:

Problems Found:
1. The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the internet is broken (Detected)
2. The default gateway is not available (fixed)

Then, as I said the connection remains for bit, but as I attempt to download from steam the MB/s slowly drops until it hits 0 and then finally loses internet connection.
The signal strength is strong and any other electronic devices can connect without issue.

I've attempted all of the fixes shown in this thread http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...rror-the/c130ede9-757e-4224-9ae8-3cceb82eeb74
 

A:Internet Disconnects Constantly

I assume you have reset your router and/or modem already?
 

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I've been having this problem for a while now. It usually doesn't happen when there isn't strain on the internet but when I start downloading a torrent or connect to my wireless it usually disconnects. The problem only occurs when I have the wireless connected. If I'm connected directly to my modem then my internet is fine. The router I'm using is a d-link and I have already talked to eastlink, my service provider and they said everything is fine on their end. I'm kind of stumped on this problem, any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Internet Randomly Disconnects

Hi

i had the same issue a while back, i changed the channel i was using on the router and it cleared, seems something was causing interference with it, such as another router nearby (several people near me have wireless).

I tried a few channels before settling down to just one.

regards
 

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Hi, My new laptop with vista on it disconnects from the internet whenever I'm not using it. I made sure it doesn't go into sleep mode anymore and it still does it. Any idea why it's doing this? Also i heard from a friend that the newest AIM for vista messes up vista. Is this true?

Thanks!

A:My Laptop Disconnects from the internet

there is a setting in power options that can be set to turn off your hard disk, check that setting as well
open power opptions in control panel select change when computer goes to sleep on the left and then towards the bootm in blue, there is a link to 'Change advanced power settings' click that and there are more options there - check those settings

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I'm on Windows XP, using an ethernet cable to connect to my ISP.

Since last night, my internet connection has been randomly dropping. I don't see any 'local area disconnected' or such messages, all the lights on my router remain on indicating that it didn't get disconnected, however I can't browse any sites, I get disconnected from google talk, etc.

Restarting the computer fixes it for the moment, but sometime later it will dc like that again. Waiting for 5-8 mins also fixes it.

There's no pattern to the disconnects, they happened 2-3 times yesterday, then it remained fine for a few hours. Then this morning, it remained fine for 4-5 hours until disconnecting again.

It could be an issue with my ISP, and I've already contacted them to look into it (i'll hear back tomorrow), but because restarting the computer fixes it, I think it could be on my side.

I have Avast Anti virus always kept updated, and ZoneAlarm firewall.

Any ideas? Can I post a Hijack this log or any other log that you guys can look at, and tell me if it might be something on my side?

Thanks.

A:Help! Random internet disconnects

It could be an issue with my ISP, and I've already contacted them to look into it (i'll hear back tomorrow), but because restarting the computer fixes it, I think it could be on my side.If there is no problem with the ISP then uninstall zone alarm firewall.Zone alarm is known to cause internet issues.

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