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Roku connection intermittent on cell w/ linux internet ....

Q: Roku connection intermittent on cell w/ linux internet ....

So i have different network. It goes like this. cell phone running easytether pro using the 4g connection to share connection with usb to a computer (running Debian 9) with internet sharing enabled on wire interface out to router1 with wired interface running as a switch and wireless as access point. then it goes into router2( this router is used to separate the same addresses used in sharing sharing between the 2 computers because makes a conflict. second computer running connection sharing and it is a wireless connection to share my mouse between 2 conputers. Then it goes in to the second computer through wired inteface1 (a vpn is running on computer2) connection is shared on wired interface2. then it goes into a switch with wired interface than in to wired wifi access point connection to devices on a secure connection .

so my roku has intermittent connection on first router unsecured . if i connect it to the router with the vpn in front of the router it stays connected no problem youtube works great. hulu and netflix will not work though it is blocked by them. even though it will work with vpn app on a device. but not through the vpn on this network connect to a vpn server that works with netflix and hulu.

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Dell, XP SP2, IE6/Firefox3, DSL-wired. Sometime connects, sometime not. In IE, 'Work Offline' is "greyed out" sometimes, checked; not working.

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Are you going through a router? What kind is it? Have you called your ISP to see if service has been going up and down in your area? Check your router logs first see if your ISP is dropping you, if you see nothing in the log then call your ISP and see what they have on their end. It sounds like its a service provider problem. But could be the router or computer as well. If its XP i'd just back up your data, pop in your dell XP disc and do a fresh load. I've had issues before with winsock, resolve, and dropping connections. not worth the time if you ask me.

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My internet connection is intermittent.. sometimes when I reset the modem or restart the computer it will connect for 5 - 10 minutes. LAN is connected... Someone please HELP! I'm not too tech-y so if I need to do something I might need instruction.

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Hello everyone! I am having a problem with my internet connection failing (network cable unplugged error) every couple of minutes (which then comes back online after a couple of minutes). This only started happening after I turned on WPA encryption for my network. When I have no encryption selected the internet connection functions normally. I am using a D-Link WBR-2310 wireless router which has a wired connection to my HP DC5100 desktop which is running Windows XP ( I do not have any wireless card in this computer). We also have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista and a Dell laptop running Windows 7. As i said, when no encryption is selected the internet connection on all three of them function normally. But when I turn on WPA encryption the internet connection fails intermittently on all three computers. When the internet connection is on and working all three computers can access the web and surf the web, but within a few minutes the internet connection fails and after a couple of minutes restarts by itself. I have been running this network for a couple of years with no problem but decided to turn the encryption on and apparently the encryption conflicts with something. Any help with resolving this would be appreciated!!

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I would first try a firmware upgrade... there is a revision model of your WBR-2310, so check the bottom of your router to see which one you need:WBR-2310, or..WBR-2310_REVBDownload the latest firmware and you can apply it by going into your router settings.Note: Do this from a WIRED connection. This will reset all your router settings, including your router login, to default. Setup your WPA again and let us know Default IP address: Default admin username: admin Default admin password: <blank>

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Iv had similar broadband problems with multiple ISPs in the UK, including wanadoo(Orange), Eclipse and now O2. The worst problem is when the phone rings, my internet connection cuts off. I have checked all the filters, and each phone socket has one (even if it doesn't have a phone).

I'm beginning to dread the idea that my house needs a rewriring, because god knows how much that will cost with BT. I'v tried following my old phone wiring around my house, luckily it's just nailed on the edge of walls and door frames, and it does travel some distance before it gets to my wireless router. The problem is that we live in a 3 story building, the bottom floor being commercially used. What I think is that (excuse me if I sound like I am making up a lot of bull), is that there is a lot of interference in my line, and this weakens my connection, so when the phone rings, the whole line is taken up by the phone that it leaves nothing for my internet.

The wireless router I am using at the moment is an O2 wireless box II, which is basically a Speedtouch 585 in disguise. I have 1 desktop pc, 2 wireless laptops and a wireless PS3 running off it at the same time.

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Well, you're probably right, from the description of the wiring and the noise on the line, you'll never get decent DSL connections without some work.

Unless local laws prohibit it, you can fix the internal wiring yourself.
Purchase a DSL splitter and install it at the telco NID (Network Interface Device). This is the place the telephone lines come into your home wiring, usually either in the basement or outside near the other utilitiy connections. Run a direct line from the DSL port on the splitter directly to the DSL modem. Connect all of the other phone instruments to the telephone output of the DSL splitter. All of the DSL analog side wiring should be CAT3 or better twisted pair from the telco service entrance to the DSL/ADSL modem. You can use one of the twisted pairs in CAT5 cable if you have that on hand. The splitter I've used in the past is the Wilcom PS-36, it's good for any DSL/ADSL service worldwide.

This is as good as it gets for DSL installations, and will usually solve in-house wiring issues.

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I have AT&T DSL on one computer. I have an intermittent connection problem. AT&T checked my outside and inside line and said they are ok. The tech said it could be my modem or she could install a filter outside separating the DSL from phone line. She doesn't know if either will work! I understand updating firmware on the modem can solve the problem sometimes. I have a Speedstream 51 modem. I looked on their website but can't find the firmware update for it. What is your suggestion at this point? Thanks a lot.
I run XP PRO with 256 RAM. I have Antivir antivirus, Adaware, Spywareblaster, Zonealarm firewall.

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Hello all,

The router (NETGEAR 24 G) was recently moved (though the network settings left unchanged). It was in it's new place before so the placement isn't an issue, my computer is definitely within range of the router.

No other devices in my house are experiencing internet connectivity issues. All the iPhones, tablets, and the other PC are working fine. However, my computer (Dell XPS 15 - L502X) intermittently disconnects from the internet when in Windows 7. However, the computer remains connected to the network when it says internet is not available. However, I have no issues with the internet on Ubuntu 13.10.

My network adapter is an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. I'm running Windows 7. I've updated my driver via Intel's website and the issue still persists. I've also tried turning off and on my network card and unplugging/replugging the router several times. It's obviously a software issue because I do not have the problem in Ubuntu.

Changing the "Wireless Mode" in the network adapter properties via Device Manager from 802.11b/g to 802.11g works temporarily but eventually I lose internet and have to switch back again. This is obviously very annoying.

Does anybody have any suggested solutions?

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I also just noticed something very interesting. If I'm downloading something via uTorrent or Windows Update and my browsers (Chrome and IE) stop loading pages (say the internet is not available), my downloads still continue successfully. Also, Spotify loses its internet connection while Windows Update and uTorrent are still downloading.

This is frustrating because changing the settings on my network adapter to get internet to the browsers/Spotify would interrupt my downloads. :/

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I understand there have been many solutions to this problem. But this much of solution is really confusing me..
So i'd appreciate someone helping me out with this.
I am having very intermittent internet connection.. It breaks after a few seconds(and really annoying)... I have tried many solutions like, malware removal, check modems, re-connecting etc etc. I also heard this might be a classics example of running 2 connections on single computer or something like that.. (also found this post, don't know I should try it or not). Also one unsual thing, is an already running/opened website works with other links on the same website, but a new one won't. Weird. Don;t think it is a chrome problem.
I am on windows xp. Running "ipconfig/all" gives me-


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I also heard this might be a classics example of running 2 connections on single computer Click to expand...

are you running two connections

If you just use a cable connection and not wireless does it still disconnect

if it only disconnects for a few seconds you may not be able to do the three ping test below , without it reconnecting - post back if that is the case - as it may be a DNS issue and those would be useful to test for that

Is this the only PC that disconnects - do other devices connected work OK - if so how are they connected to the router - wireless or wired

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, ... Read more

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Runing Windows XP and I have 256kbs cable connection to the internet.
My problem is I keep losing the connection every so often for 1-3 minutes or so then I get re-connected.
Sometimes I restart and i'm good for awhile but then the same thing happens all over again.

Any suggestions?


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Hey Cisco,

kalangadoo here, I have had recent similar problems with my Dial Up connection, but as I am unaware of your Cable set up maybe this is different.
I found that I had to disable "call waiting" off my Phone and ever since have had no problems. Your reconnections are due to the fact that you have the box ticked that indicates to redial if line dropped after a certain time period, which is a good thing I would say.
Don't know whether this is of assistance but good luck as I know how frustrating this can be, believe me!!.

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Hi all, wondering if u can help me.
I've been asked to trouble shoot a problem a company is having with their Internet connection which seems to lose it's connectivity intermittently.
There are 3 XP workstations connected to a w2k server (latest sp) via DHCP. Internet connection is via a Draytek Vigor 2200 USB Firewall/Router attached to a USB Broadband Intel Anypoint Modem supplied by BT.
Router has been given an IP address of

I can ping and manage the router from any of the workstations at any time. IPCONFIG always shows the settings i'd expect.
One of the workstations had a virus which i thought was causing the problem but that was exterminated and all was well for a while and now back to the same.

I thought that maybe BT change the allocated IP address after a period of inactivity but the company in question use Outlook mail clients and are set to send/receive every 4mins, that would classify as activity right?
Any ideas?? I'm at a loss and the Director is putting a lot of pressure on completing the job (quite understandable)
I look forward to your suggestions, thanks in advance.

Nick E

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The bad news is that it's probably very difficult to diagnose from a distance. I'd start by checking the simple things, the wiring from the modem to the incoming connection. DSL is pretty sensitive to the quality of the wiring. Also, make sure that NO devices that share the DSL line are missing their filters. If possible, I'd try running a "home run" from the incoming connection directly to the modem and remove all other connections from the line and see if that helps.

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Hi guys

I am new here, so hi to all.

I am having an intermittent connection problem with the internet. Using IE8 and when I try to connect to a URL, it takes ages and then displays the diagnose connection problems box. If I then run that, it says there is the following error in the log:

Last diagnostic run time: 01/17/10 21:28:09 WinSock DiagnosticWinSock statusinfoError attempting to validate the Winsock base providers: 2errorNot all base service provider entries could be found in the winsock catalog. A reset is needed.infoRedirecting user to support call

Network Adapter DiagnosticNetwork location detectioninfoUsing home Internet connectionNetwork adapter identificationinfoNetwork connection: Name=Local Area Connection 2, Device=D-Link DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter #2, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LANinfoEthernet connection selectedNetwork adapter statusinfoNetwork connection status: Connected

HTTP, HTTPS, FTP DiagnosticHTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivitywarnHTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved warnFTP (Passive): Error 12007 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved warnHTTPS: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved warnFTP (Active): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established warnHTTP: Error 12002 connecting to www.hotmail.com: The operation timed out warnHTTPS: ... Read more

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Gotta type this quick before internet goes off.
Modem on, but when I turn pc on internet goes off intermitently, sometimes on a minute, sometimes half an hour, then suddenly, "Local Area Connection, A Network Cable is Unplugged", wait half an hour and it comes on again ( sometimes).
Also im closing (shutting down pc, and before it shuts down it restarts without any prompting....gosh its driving me madddd.
any help in resolving this would be so so appreciated.

cheers, Kenny.

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Hi everybody :
I have an ATT NetGear B90-7550-15 ADSL2+ Router.
My Computer System : Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.
Every once in a while, I'll have a dropout from my internet. Including "Page Can't Be Displayed" error. The other moning, after booting up, I noticed that my e-mail wouldn't work. So, out of curiosity, I checked my internet connection. At first, I got the "Page Can't Be Displayed" error. So I rebooted the System. Internet connection came back. But, it was incredibly slow. I then tried a few of my Bookmarks. They came up, but didn't display correctly (the graphics didn't show). I closed IE (version 11). Restarted IE 11. Everything came up, but still very slow. My e-mail opened with no problem. I contacted my ISP, they said that nothing was wrong. I checked my System, everything seemed to running okay. This has been going on for a month-and-a-half. My ISP said they'd send another Tech to come look at it. I think this might be a bandwidth problem. My room-mate (living in a house) has a Dell Inspiron 123 Wireless. To make a presumption, whenever he's online, I think that's the time when I get those dropouts. My System is hard-wired to the MODEM. His computer is wireless. Should I get another MODEM, and have someone "bridge" the two ? To help with the bandwidth problem ?

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Good evening,
I am at my wits end with this issue, whatever it may be.
Every day, multiple times a day my internet connection drops out.
I am unable to get to any websites, nor can I ping any sites through a command prompt. I have called Metrocast multiple times to no avail. There are no outages or connection issues of any kind, and my cable modem tests fine.
This is a windows 7 home premium 64bit OS
IE 10
Google Chrome Version 30.0.1599.69 m
Firefox 23.0.1
If I reboot into safemode with networking the connection is static.
I run MS Security Essentials
Spybot SD
Neither of these pick up much more than tracking cookies.
I have replaced the cat 5 to the modem, and the coax to the wall.
I am not sure what else to do.
Thank you for any suggestions.
Also, if this is in the wrong forum I apologize.

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Did I miss posting a necessary piece of information?

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For the last week or so my wife and I have been noticing breaks in our internet connection. It will unexpectedly go down and come back up again in about 10 minutes. It will come back up on its own, or upon reboot.

I have roadrunner and there does not seem to be any problems with the modem connection. The cable runs straight into the modem and straight into the CPU, no routers, etc. All lights are correct on the modem when internet connection is not available so that leads me to believe it is something on the operating system or browser. However, I use IE and Firefox and both go down as well as Outlook Express, so that rules out a browser problem.

I think the most likely culprit is a software conflict. Last week I purchased and installed Kaspersky Antivirus (which, not suprisingly, is when I think the problems started). I also use ZoneAlarm Pro firewall and I am betting that they aren't happy with one another. I would just uninstall Kaspersky or ZoneAlarm, but I paid to much for each to not use them.

Does anyone know of any known conflicts between this software and if so, is there any way to work around it? If not, can you think of any other likely causes of this problem?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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A software conflict is about the only reason I can see for this. You could try uninstalling Kaspersky just to see if that fixes it, if it doesn't just reinstall it. If that is your problem, you could get a refund, if possible. However, you don't have to run Kaspersky constantly. I just use Microsoft Antispyware as a spyware monitor (along with spyware blaster); then, I do a scan with my antivirus software every once in a while for viruses, trojans, ect. That works fine and I never have any issues. I just use the Windows Firewall for my firewall, mainly because I'm not really worried about hackers or anything of that sort.

Someone more informed on the matter may be able to offer you a better solution, but I hope it helps some.


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Hello folks, i'm running my cable internet connection through my Netgear router. My connection has starting coming and going randomly at infrequent intervals. I spoke to my ISP and they weren't showing any problems.

This started the night before last. If I was surfing, for example, it would seem to be running fine for a few minutes and then the connection would start crawling or I would get page errors. A few minutes later, it would be running fine again for 5-10 minutes and then do it again. At points, it would seem to hiccup every couple of minutes and the amount of downtime before it was working again was pretty random. I wasn't doing anything on my end to reset the connection, though when I did that it seemed to work (or maybe it was at a good interval)

Last night, it seemed to be working again and after about 45 mins of playing an on-line game and on skype, it started hiccuping again.

I unplugged the internet connection from the router and plugged it directly into the computer and once I restarted everything, it worked flawlessly for about 2 hrs.

My Netgear is a little over 3 yrs old, it seems like that is the problem but i'm not sure how to confirm it.

Also, i'm sorry...i'm not sure what all additional info you folks might need from me.

Any help is appreciated

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Try a reset to factory default settings and reconfigure the router. Sometimes that gets them behaving again.

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Hi, I'v had broadband in my house for about 5 years now, I'm from the UK. Iv changed my ISP many times, it started off with wanadoo (renamed to Orange), then I changed to Eclipse and now I have O2. With all of these ISPs I'v had an intermittent internet connection, were the connection would drop at various times of the day. Usually this reconnects after a minute or so. But the worst is, when the phone rings the internet cuts off and tries to reconnect after I'v put down the phone. Every device plugged into the phone line has an adsl filter. But why does this still happen? I'm guessing it's the old wiring in the house or something.

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I'd guess you're right. If you want to solve any in-house wiring issues, here's my recipe.
Purchase a DSL splitter and install it at the telco NID (Network Interface Device). This is the place the telephone lines come into your home wiring, usually either in the basement or outside near the other utilitiy connections. Run a direct line from the DSL port on the splitter directly to the DSL modem. Connect all of the other phone instruments to the telephone output of the DSL splitter. All of the DSL analog side wiring should be CAT3 or better twisted pair from the telco service entrance to the DSL/ADSL modem. You can use one of the twisted pairs in CAT5 cable if you have that on hand. The splitter I've used in the past is the Wilcom PS-36, it's good for any DSL/ADSL service worldwide.

This is as good as it gets for DSL installations, and will usually solve in-house wiring issues.

Here's a good detailed description of the process: DSL Wiring Upgrade Tutorial

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I have had an intermittent internet connection for about six months now. I was using DSL until a few months ago when i switched to a local cable ISP. I've experienced similar symptoms with both DSL and cable services.

Currently I'm using:

Medicom ISP
SB4200 Motorola Cable modem
I use wires, not wireless

Most disconnects last for about 30 seconds, however several times daily my internet will drop for several minutes, and has even been down for days at a time. When my internet disconnects for 30 seconds, all the lights stay up on my modem as if there are no problems. When my net drops for longer than 30 seconds, all the lights shut off except for the power light on the modem. When my internet is down, sometimes I can view my Modem status page , and other times I can't.

I have replaced the modem, power supply cables, lan cables, tried plugging the modem into different power outlets. At this point my suspicion is that something electrical is somehow interfering with my modem causing it to malfunction. I base this off of the fact that my intermittent symptoms are nearly identical between my previous DSL connection and my current Cable connection.

I am at my wits end concerning this and would appreciate any help anyone may have to offer.

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For some time now (say, 2 months or so) I've been having an intermittent internet connection. It's pretty bizarre: the internet connection disappears, then after 6 seconds I can load a page, then it's gone again, etc. This keeps going for about half an hour, then everything is back to normal. It happens twice a day, often around specific times (that being 5 o'clock and midnight). I can already hear you people thinking "ISP problem", but there's more: I have 2 wireless connections set up, one with a Vista (Home Premium, like my main) and one with an XP Home Edition. The XP has the same problem, but the other Vista has no problems at all. So it's obviously not an ISP problem. (by the way, my main computer is connected with an Ethernet cable)
Other things I've tried: changing the MTU, flushing the DNS, stopping anti-virus software, uninstalling several programs, checking the IP. Nothing works. Seriously.

So I'm desperate. If anyone can help me, they get a virtual bag of Marses. So, please? Pretty please?


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Hi guys, new member here. I am writing in hopes that someone can help me solve my problem of having intermittently slow internet connection. I am getting extremely frustrated staying on the phone with the router people and Comcast to no avail. Most days my internet is fine, I show a strong signal and fast speeds opening pages. Other days, like the last two...I want to rip the remaining hairs out of my head. My speeds are earth shatteringly slow or I can't connect at all.

Please tell me the first place to start, thanks in advance!

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I am using Windows 7 at my Toshiba Laptop. When on the internet (wireless home network) my connection is disconnectected and reconnected every no and than. We have another pc (windows7) on that same home network that does not has that problem. How can I solve that problem?

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would you post the following when its working OK and then repeat ALL the tests when it disconnects
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the

results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the

internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the

results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the

internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above

ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
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Once or twice a month our internet connection will progressively become more frequently buggy and slow over a few days until it becomes unusable. This mainly happens to the desktop computer connected vie wireless router, the other desktop is connected to the router vie cable and is mostly unaffected. The only way we have found to consistently fix this is to shut down both computers, unplug the router from power and connections, and then re-connect everything.

We're unsure what's causing the problem but suspect the router. Even when the problem is happening the speed given from online tests like Speedtest.net show a normal speed (20mb/s). The router is a Cisco Linksys. We have called Cisco and most of the representatives were completely unhelpful.

Please let us know what you think might be causing this problem and how we might fix this. Thank you in advance.

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Theirs couple causes of the wireless dropping. Their could be interferance with router signal; like cordless phones, microwave, or in a enclosed area. Move it atleast 5 feet from the devices. The router and phone operates on the 2.4ghz frequency. The other reason is probally that router needs the firmware (software) updated or its going bad. I replaced a bad router the other day.

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I have been having problems with the internet sometimes cutting out on a Windows 8.1 computer. I purchased a Netgear Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point (XWNB5201) a while back because I couldn't get the wireless to work. Occasionally, the network status in the bottom-right of my screen says "Limited" under my wired connection, and I proceed to lose connection. Sometimes it will let me connect to a wireless network, but that either doesn't work, is too slow, or disconnects itself.
My connection is perfect when it is working, I usually get more than 50 Mbps. The connection itself is not slow. The problem is that it cuts out occasionally.
I don't know what to do from here. The first thing I want to figure out is if the problem is with the Powerlink adapter, or with the computer itself. I have been having wireless issues with a different Windows 8.1 computer, so I don't know if it is an OS-based problem. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Have you contacted your ISP to see if they are experiencing any problems with service on their end? How's the weather in your area? Bad weather can have an effect on service reliability.

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Bloody computers!

Laptop at home uses a multimodem PCMCIA card to access the internet.

Whilst using the internet every 3-4mins the connection traffic will just stop dead for 40-60secs. Very very annoying since I am paying (through the nose being in the UK) for telephone connection. After this period it carries on as normal.

Same thing happens regardless of ISP. Typical speed I get is 46,666bps so is not telephone line either.

I am pretty sure it is either some damn stupid poxy software setting / software / Windows? interfering with my modem.

Any suggestions?

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Using Windows XP Home with Virtual RPC (Acorn); and have two items in the Network Connection Frame, viz: Local Area Connection 2 and Internet Connection, which seem to get connected when on Internet. Sometimes, the second one remains disconnected and I can still surf on, but at other times, both fizzle out, and I am disconnected. I use a Dynalink Modem with DSL, and when all is well the three green lights on left are on; only the Ethernet one is not.

My server tech guys are very good, and usually advise me to unplug modem for a minute, and helped me to change Internet protocols from Auto to Manual earlier on.

Any further clues, please, as fault is still intermittent.

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Hi all,
I was advised to head over to this forum to discuss some pc issues.
about 4 weeks ago I started having troubles with computer not being able to maintain an internet connection
I run xp pro service pack 3.
I have a dynalink rta1025w wireless modem.
my wireless connection is solid and speed remains good. I keep getting pop ups saying lan connected followed by network cable unplugged.
I replaced the cable no change.
I have contacted modem manufacturer and they say pc issue not modem.
I have also just started having trouble with sending email from outlook saying message sent but remaining in outbox. I have done a system restore back till january this year and told no changes made. I ahve done a resuce disk scan no issues. I have done a system file check and nothing came up either.
getting frustrated with connected as i am not able to use net efficiently and at times at all.
i have checked lan connection status and all is apparently well.
can't really think of other checks, been so many so far. any help apprecaited.
also today i use a program called mailwasher to filter email from foreign server for some reason all my email even those i have marked for deletion are coming through my machine. I will contact makers about this.
also i have moved connection to all of the four ports on the modem with no change.

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also about 90% of email going straight to junk email folder even those on friends list. bizaar.

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My internet used to be fine, and for the last 3 or 4 months it has started cutting out every 15-20 minutes. for any amount of time anywhere from a few seconds to upwards of 30 minutes.

I have comcast/xfinity and i have told them about this issue, They told me to get a new router/modem thing and I did. This didnt fix the problem in the slightest, and they have told me its not on their end, any suggestions to fix?

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Hi. Thank you for letting this newbie join and for taking the time to read my story and possibly offer me some suggestions. I am very grateful for this and thank you again.

We have a Netgear Rangemax Wireless Modem Router DG834PN. We use Norton Internet Security 2008. We are with PlusNet as the broadband provider. We are running Windows XP home edition with service pack 2. The pc is connected to the router via the Ethernet port.

We were previously with Talk Talk (Cancelled 27th May) in a LLU bundle deal for phone and Internet but got out within the 30 day trial period. We were with Orange broadband for over 2 years prior to going with Talk Talk (unbeknown to me-I didnít sort that bill out!, we hadnít actually cancelled with Orange, but were still paying them even though Talk Talk took the line from them, and so cancelled with Orange officially on 30th May while still with Talk Talk) this year. As we were in a bundle deal, we had to have our phone line changed from LLU back to a standard BT line. This went through on June 11th. We started with PlusNet officially on June 18th.

We had no real problems until 18th July when the ADSL Ďchainí link on the router (as was my understanding the broadband supply) went off permanently. I rang PlusNet and the Tech support guy was very helpful; unbelievably, Orange had stolen our broadband line back (this was confirmed by adviser with BT wholesale). I rang Orange who apologised, and said they donít know how, but, yes indeed, they had... Read more

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Hi Tech Guys,

I was previously with sky and never faced any bother with my wireless broadband. Recently to my regret we moved broadband (amongst other utilities)to Utility Warehouse (UTW) who's broadband is through Telecom Plus. Anyway since joining with them I have had no end of bother with intermittent internet connection. Sometimes we get a stationary green broadband light then after a little while then we get a flashing green broadband light. We are constantly either pin resetting the router or swithing it on and off at the rear, where it will work for a small amount of time then connection is lost again. The router that they have given us is a technicolor tg582n Pro. We have had two of these as originally we thought that the router could be faulty but obviuosly that is not the problem as even the second one is dropping our connection. We bought another filter incase that was the problem and even tried plugging router directly into phone box and still didnt work. Utility Warehouse have been about as much use as a chocolate teapot and we are so <unhappy> that we are paying for a service that does not work? They said that our cordless phones could be interfering with the signal? Is this maybe the case and the phones are running on same channel as router thus causing interference? We had these same phones when we with sky and they never caused interference with our broadband. I was going to try connecting my laptop via ethernet cable to router do you think that ... Read more

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The "Network Cable is unplugged" message kept popping up a few days ago. I tweaked around and it doesn't appear anymore, but my connection still goes off, and then back on after a while, every now and then. I've tried installing and uninstalling SP2, plugging and unplugging my cords and router, scanning for spywares, turning off Firewalls, etc, but nothing helps! Please advise, thank you!

I am using WIndows XP, the logfile is as below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:14:34 AM, on 2/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
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A:Intermittent Internet Connection

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Please update your version of hijackthis and move it to the root of C: (C:\HJT) and NOT in a temp folder. Also on your next post please try and close the spacing in your posts. It's makes it hard to reassemble your spacing on the fix.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..

If you have a highspeed connection please Run an online virus scan from TrendMicro Please select the ?autoclean? option when prompted to do so.

Download Winsock2Fix and unzip it. Then double-click on it to run it.

You have the Peper infection. Download PeperUninstall. Make sure you are connected online to run this program. Run it once and reboot. Then run it again for the second time. Download PeperFix and save it to your Desktop. Run it and click Find and Fix (reboot if prompted).

Download Hoster http://members.aol.com/toadbee/hoster.zip

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also. Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore.

Reboot i... Read more

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I have att high speed internet with a 2-wire modem/router. About a week ago, the internet latency for
both the wired and wireless internet was up in the high 400 and above ranges. I reset the connection, and then it was fine again for a day, the next day it happened again so again I reset it. This time it lasted only
a couple of hours, well now when I reset it it stays fast for about 10 to 30 mins. I have tried changing channels on the router, I tried moving the router away from electrical items. It is very frustrating, we have to keep unplugging the router and so the cable goes off can't go on the internet, and when I check the status online it says its connected and there are no problems. How can I fix this?

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How old is the modem router.
Make and model please.
Any error msgs on failure ?
If this is the standard modem/router provided by ATT,I have burned through one/year for 3 years due to excessive heat issues.
Any I found that my experience was pretty much the norm.
I would see if you can get a replacement.If not,
I replaced it,with an Actiontec.No probs since.
My issues were pretty much the same as yours.
I am certainly not saying that this is your issue.Just an input.

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Hi all, new member to forums, so not sure if this is posted correctly. Here goes tho....

I currently work from home. When I work, I access a SRD (Secure Remote Desktop) from the company I am contracted out to. It has installed on my computer a Virtual Machine to access the SRD.

I am having issues with internet connection. It has become very intermittent. I have a relatively new (less than 6 mos old) Actiontec M1000 gateway (so Qwest has said). Qwest is my ISP. They have been out and did work on the phone line (got rid of the static on my work phone connected to my gateway). They have also made it so my connection speed is where it should be (7Mbps)- I know, slow, but I don't do a lot of downloading, per se.

Sometimes, Web pages are taking forever (okay only up to 5 mins, but..) to load and there are times that it comes back with the 'IE unable to connect' error. It seems to be very random and have not found any kind of pattern to the issue.

I have tried all of the TS steps on the Windows Help Center... my hardware diagnostic tool shows that my PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with Smart CP is not getting a dial tone. and it does not give me any option to change to (not sure if I need to, but) the Actiontec M1000 modem.

Also, when I reboot my computer, it takes a lot longer to reload everything and bring it up to the log in screen for Windows. The computer is older, purchased around 2007, so I understand some slowness.

I guess my primary question is..... How ca... Read more

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I have Sky router to which I'm connecting via a wireless Belkin adapter.

To summarize; I can almost always connect to the router. Despite this however, some of the time I don't actually have one, and it simply shows a caution sign and indicate I have no internet connection. Others it will add the number '2' to my internet connection name and indicate I have internet connection, but when I try to use the internet it does not work.

I understood that this could be it recognizing the same router twice so I tried merging the two networks. This however just lead to it always identifying the router without the number '2' afterwards but still sometimes not giving an internet connection (even when it it indicates there was one).

Since then I've deleted all network profiles from the registry but this promptly lead to it generating the network '2' all over again and the problem of intermittent internet persists.

I'm not sure how to even begin investigating what this could be let alone how to solve it, does anyone have any suggestions?

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Hi Cantrip,

We need some more clarity on the matter. Please open the router configuration interface to check if the router is configured to host multiple SSIDs (Network names). If any confusion, please share the exact model number of the 'Sky router' in use. Also share the exact model of the 'Belkin Adapter' hat you are using.

Also check the 'Networks' detected by 'Manage Wireless Networks'' in 'Windows':
- Open 'Manage Wireless Networks' by clicking the 'Start icon' > 'Control Panel' > In the search box, type 'wireless' > Click 'Manage wireless networks' > Capture details of the detected 'Wireless Networks'

Also check for the status of 'all wireless profiles' on the system:
- Open Command Prompt > Type 'netsh wlan show profiles' (Without Quotations) > Tap 'Enter' > Capture and share the details

Do reply with the findings; would be glad to assist.

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OK, new problem. I seem to intermittently lose my Internet connection for no apparent reason. If I go into my wireless router web interface and click apply on the set up page, thus resetting, the connection starts back up.

I have DSL service with a Linksys WRT55AG wireless network. The DSL modem is a Broadmax. Operating system on the main computer is Windows XP Pro. The DSL modem is configured to act as a bridge, as my ISP uses a PPoE connection. The username and password information for my ISP is set up in the wireless router and it is set to PPoE. Firmware for the DSL modem and wireless router are up to date. Wireless router is not connected into a UPS at the moment, so power spikes could be occuring.


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I would appreciate if someone could help me if they have a greater technical knowledge about Internet connections than I do?

My laptop is connected to an Internet cable inside my apartment building for access to a free Internet service provided by the building management.

I can also use a wireless connection which I'm doing right now to be able to post this question on this forum and this is similarly provided by the building management.

The high speed cable service works okay for a few days but then after say 4 or 5 days it starts to slow down and then on the 6th or 7 day I can no longer connect using the cable. The technician in my building doesnt speak such good English ( I am in Asia ) and claims it is a software problem in Windows itself in my laptop ,but I don't know what would cause the software to trigger this condition?

The last time the technician told me to go through some steps but I have to admit I have forgotten the very last ones in the " procedure " and I wondered if someone here would be able to help me to complete the final steps of the procedure :-

he said to :-

1. Right click on the computer icon on the desktop

2. click on device manager

2. click on " network adapters " these are shown as being

" Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller ( NDIS 6.20 )

and secondly " Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11 PCI-E NIC "
4. After that he told me to " refresh " the connection but I ha... Read more

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I keep getting intermittent drops to my network connection. It's very quick, it's like it's getting refreshed every 30 minutes or so. I am hardwired to my router, along with two other hardwired systems. The other two systems do not experience any drops. I'm not exactly where to start looking for debugging this issue. I have checked the windows event logs, and everything there appears to be normal. I will look again immediately after it happens again in order to provide more information, but i'm looking for some suggestions on where to start looking.

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I have a friend who I've recently set up a router for.

It was working fine until they removed naptser and the computer crashed.
Now the wireless internet connection is only on intermittently. The signal is excellent for short bursts of time, then it drops the signal. Then it picks it up again and shortly drops it. It's crazy...

At first I thought it may have been a hacker trying to piggy back onto the wireless connection. So I went into the router settings and made sure wep 124-bit encryption was enabled and only specific mac address would be allowed to connect. Yet it still failed to connect. I decided to connect the laptop directly to cable modem. Turned off the wireless switch and disabled the connection. Still, the laptop would only connect for short moments at a time. So I looked at the processes and found that two viruses are running, goabot and one other one. Hmm.. anyway, to put it short, I can't run a virus scan online or download a trial virus scanner. I have 'No' connection.

So aside from the viruses, which I don't know if they specifically cause the problems detailed above, I don't know what to think.

What could an intermittent connection be a symptom of - both wireless and physical through cable modem?

Any help is greatly appreciated an needed. I'm at the end of my rope. Don't know what else to try......


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Hello, I bought an X1 Carbon 6th gen and have enjoyed it so far. However, I have noticed that the internet connection is pretty spotty sometimes. Specifically the ethernet will seemingly randomly switch on and off without it saying it has lost connection or has not internet. I am using a brand new Ultradock to run multiple monitors, with an ethernet connection that has been reliable for years prioir. I am alos having the same issue others are having with the wifi disconnecting after closing the screen but that is a problem for another day. Did I recive a defective laptop or dock? Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? Any help is much appreciated.  

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I have windows, xp, media center 2002, hp pavilion computer, verizon dsl
for no reason that I can find, my internet connection suddenly is lost. Verizon has checked the system many times, including remotely controlling my computer, and can find no flaw in the connection. do you think the modem is at fault? any thoughts?

A:Intermittent loss of internet connection

list more info do you pick up an ip or does it say limited or no connectivity

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For the last week been having problems with intermittent internet connection on all my PC and laptops. I thought it was my router so I switched it out with a new one and the problem persisted. After re-connecting my old router, I was able to get online. Then 2 days later I was unable to get on the internet, so I switched my cable modem with a new one and the connection problem continued. I reconnected my old modem and was able to get an internet connection. Am wary the problem wil re-occur and cannot figure what the root of the problem is. Anyone venture to guess?

A:Intermittent internet connection problem

Does it affect both wired and wireless connections. If it's only wireless sometimes a cordless phone or whatever else is transmitting on the 2.4ghz can cause interferences

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After struggling to remove the Vundo virus from my computer, I decided to just have the entire it wiped and reimaged. I had no problems with the connection at the point (a little slow but never dropped). Now that I have gotten it back I have noticed that it will drop without any message for 10-20 sec and start back up. I can?t really pinpoint any specific time or cause for the drops. I am currently running XP Pro Sp3 on my Dell D820. I am not sure what Sp I was running before having it reimaged. Could this be a problem? Or Firewall Settings? I read something about viruses or adware but the computer is 100% clean.

Let me know if you know anything about this.

Edit: Sorry forgot to mention this occurs for wired and wireless connections, and also it occurs at my friend's house who has no issues what so ever. I feel like this cuts out any problems related to wireless issues or router issues.

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Check your NIC power management settings for 'allow the computer to turn this off to save power'.

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My internet connection keeps dropping every 2-5 minutes. It's off for about a minute, then comes back on.

I'm using a Zoom cable modem (series 1051) supplied by Charter Internet to receive the DSL signal, and run that to a Linksys/Cisco router (model WRT54GS). My desktop is hard-wired to the router and my laptop connects via wifi, and they both lose the connection during the interruptions.

When the interruptions occur, the lights on the router remain constant, but the lights on the modem go berserk. This leads me to believe that it's either a problem with the modem or the flow of data coming into the modem. It's my understanding that the router doesn't push any data or signal back to the modem, so a router problem wouldn't cause the modem lights to flash. But, hey, my knowledge of these things is somewhat limited, hence I'm asking the question here.

I've tried unplugging/re-setting both devices a few times, and that made no difference.

I tried calling Charter but didn't get very far. Since I'm rural and don't get a cell phone signal at my house, I use a cell signal booster that is tied to the Internet. Unfortunately, when the internet goes down so does my phone, so just when I was getting to the juicy part with Charter the signal was lost. I didn't fare much better with their online chat. I was able to confirm that they haven't had any reported outages in my area for that particular night.

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alright here's how my setup is:

ISP: Charter Communications 10mb service
MOBO: have a GA-M57SLI-S4 (gigabyte mobo) /w Nforce Network Controller, driver is dated: 8/1/2008

connected to that i have a Linksys CM100 (less than a week old) firmware is right out of box, so dont know about any updates plus think ISP handles that. Before that modem i had a ambit U10C018 which i had received after trading in my Motorola SB4200 after having it for 5 years, the ambit modem had out of box firmware, the reason i bought my own modem was because i read of the ambit u10c018 having issues with World Of Warcraft (yes i play and its pretty much my main reason for using the internet, more on that later)

Connected to the Linksys CM100 is a BEFSR41 V3 Linksys router with firmware 1.05.00, dated: 5/1/2004, pretty sure its the latest update as i updated it less than 2 weeks ago.

now back to the modem, connected to the modem is the coaxial cable leading to a splitter, the splitter is pretty weak, it's a Regal 5-1000mhz, 6db, 2 way splitter, which connects my cable modem and digital cable box to the source leading through a whole under my carpet in the floor (no wall jack, i can go in my basement and see the cable coming through the floor)

Now here's what i have done for troubleshooting: Updated router firmware, updated network drivers, disabled firewall, by-passed router AND splitter, had modem directly connected to the coaxial cable going through the floor, i have tried ... Read more

A:intermittent cable internet connection

First off, I'd examine the cables that come from the service entrance and any connections between there and the modem. You should ONLY have a single 2:1 splitter to handle the modem, all TV equipment should be on the other leg of the splitter. Multiple splitters will cause all sorts of issues with cable modems at times.

Next, I'd make sure you're using quality cable from the service entrance, I recommend RG-6 cable, not the RG-59 that many people have pre-wired for TV.

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Hi all

I posted this by mistake in the XP forum, but really need help with it, as I keep getting connection errors and the connection keeps dropping out.



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I have a friend who is based in Australia with a flat in London and requires an internet connection when he is here, 2,3 times a year for business purposes. What is the optimum solution for doing something like thgis.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ian Wallace

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I've been having a problem with my internet connection going down for a second or a few seconds at a time throughout the day. It happnes a lot in the morning. But it happens in the afternoon too. I know it goes down because my Winamp will start to say 'Buffering' or it will just stop, my MSN Messenger will get signed out, and I can't pull up a web page. Sometimes it is very brief though and my Winamp will just start playing again automatically after a second of being down and my Messenger will never get signed out.

Here is some more information:

We have DSL through SBC/ATT. We have other computers that are configured the same way and connected to the same switch that this is not happening too. It is only mine. I've ran Spybot Search & Destroy, Lavasoft's Ad-Aware (both numerous times and cleaned what they have found) and HJT. As far as HiJack This, I didn't see anything obvious that would be knocking my connection down. I thought I might have spyware that is just overloading my NIC. Oh, and when my internet goes down for these short seconds or several seconds, I still have access to our network - I can browse our network drives just fine. I have Windows XP Pro with SP2. I have ran Windows Update and have all the latest critical updates. I am still looking to find updated drivers for my built-in NIC (I have an ASUS Pundit R350 PC, and according to my Device Manager, I have a 3Com 3C920B-EMB-WNM Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller. We are running Symantec An... Read more

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No takers?

Any general hunches/guesses would be better than nothing too. Does it sound like a hardware problem? Software problem?

K, Thanks.

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