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Q: Internet Disconnects

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 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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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.

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


Dell E-520
160g HD
1g mem

A:Internet Disconnects

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

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

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

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


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

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

A:Internet disconnects

Hello & welcome to TSF

have you tried this

useing (ipconfig)

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

then reboot

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

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

then reboot

check your connection

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

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

Please, thank

A:Internet disconnects

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

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

Thanks for your cooperation.

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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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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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First welcome to TSF!!!

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


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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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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:
Then key in:
Your IP address should be renewed.

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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

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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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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?

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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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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?


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i notice that there is a similar post here, but the problem is not the same and i cannot find the solution from that topic. My problem starts last month when i am using Windows XP SP1 and all of sudden my computer will get disconnected from the Internet.

I am using wireless broadband and i notice that the wireless modem still receives strong signal from the broadband provider. When this occurs, i my Internet connection dies and i cannot reconnect back. I will have to unpluck my USB cable (which connects to the wireless modem) from my computer and plug it back again so that it detects again the connection. Then i can online again. But this won't last long because it will disconnects again in some time.

Then 2 weeks back i formatted my computer, and installed Windows XP SP2. I use Norton Antivirus and tools like ad-aware and using Window's firewall. Everything was great after the format, but yesterday the problem occurs again. I did no more than my normal routine, i cannot see how i can get infected by virus or anything because i was quite sure the sites i visit is clean.
Anyone has this problem? Please help..i am greatly stressed by this, and i hope not to format my computer again, it was a great fuss and i had to install back the softwares needed for me to work on.

Thanks in advance.

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Recently every 20-90 minutes or so my internet just suddenly stops working. This is the only the case on one of my computers. I currently have a laptop and a desktop which connect via wireless adaptors. The computer with this problem is connected via a ethernet cable from the router.

I have called my internet provider talktalk, who say there shouldnt be any problems with the internet on their end.
I have done a full virus scan using Avast anti virus and scanned for spyware/malware using Malware Bytes, Spybot: search and destroy,and Ad-Aware

When the internet stops working, and i try to repair the Local Area Connection I get the error "unable to renew ip address"

To try resolve this problem i have tried changing the router from a netgear to a thomsom, but the exact same problem occurs.
I have also tried connecting a wireless adaptor into my computer, with no effect.

After i did some online research i also tried using "winsockxpFix.exe" which again didnt work.

I also followed some online steps to try renew my IP address using the cmd option on run and typing "ipconfig /release" then "ipconfig /renew" It seems to work fine if the internet is currently working, however when it is not running i get the following error:
"An error has occurred while renewing interface Local Area connection : Unable to contact your DHCP sever. Request has timed out"

When I type "ipconfig /all" into the cmd option i get:

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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

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I Got A nForce 680i SLI Motherboard, Intel Core Due 3.0GHz With 2Gb Of Memory, 256MB dd3 Video Card And Windows Xp Pro I Had The Computer For 2 - 3 Years And Now When I Start The Computer My Internet Works 100% But If I Go Do Something Els And Leave My Computer On For 10mins I Come Back And The Internet Icon On The Tesk Bar Will Be Flashing The Two Monitors And When I Open The Internet Explorer 7 Is Will Try To Connect To The Website But Then Says Page Can't Be Found I Tryed Installing Fire Fox Same Thing But If I Restart The Computer Then The Internet Will Work But If I Leave It On For 10Min Then It Will Stop Does Any One Know How To Fix This

Email Me At [email protected] If You Know Something That Might Work
Email Me Thanks So Much Every One Still Email Me

A:My Internet Disconnects After 10Min

if your using a usb modem that is powered by the usb port then likely the connection will drop due to poor quality modem
if your using ethernet port then it may be the email browser causing the session to drop check settings .

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Sometimes when i'm on MSN and Xfire they will both disconnect for no reason. I can re-connect to them as soon as I click connect again. Another thing which also happens is I will be playing World Of Warcraft and that will disconnect also. But, say if i'm in World Of Warcraft and on MSN and Xfire at the same time, MSN and Xfire will disconnect but WoW will continue to run ok. Or WoW will disconnect and MSN and Xfire will continue to run normally. It's really annoying as I keep having to reconnect. If the programs disconnect I can still view internet ok so the internet is still connected.

I use a Linksys WRT54GS. I have 2 Computers wired to it. If MSN and Xfire go off on the Computer I use they will disconnect on the other computer also.

, please help

A:Internet randomly disconnects

Just guessing, but if those services automatically disconnect if they get no signal from the other end within a certain time period then maybe you (your internet connection) don't have enough bandwidth to use more than one at a time.

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So I reformatted my dad's comp. I get into windows for the first time and go straight to nvidia's site to get the video drivers. So I get them, install, and restart. Within a few seconds of starting up I see the GOD DAMN wormblaster window popup, along with a few other popup's talkin about my registry being corrupt (ya know... the blatantly obvious malicious popups). So I restart and dl the wormblaster fix. I restart his comp and all is good except the random popups still. So I go back to my comp to dl an antivirus program and now my internet is randomly disconnecting! I tried system restore, looking for any crap in the windows task manager, and don't know what else to do... anyone have any bright ideas? I tried to dl the AVG Antivirus 7.5 but when my net disconnects the download freezes.

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I've got AT&T DSL, which is on all the time. Nevertheless, after turning on the computer for the day, if I don't actively use the Internet for a while (about a half hour), I lose my connection. In order to reconnect I've had to restart the computer. What program fluke may be causing the computer to disconnect like this? What can I do to ensure that I stay connected? AT&T says it's not caused by them, and I've verified this to be true. I've contacted Compaq, but the guy in India has no solution. I've run Norton virus scan, Spybot, and Spysweeper, all of which indicate that I'm not infected with any malware. My operating system is: XP updated with Service Pack 2 and all subsequent critical updates.

A:DSL Disconnects If Internet Not Actively Used

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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.


A:Internet disconnects on certain webpages

Have you performed a full virus scan and malware sweep? Have you tried a
? Have you performed an Internet Explorer - Reset?

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My main desktop is Win XP Pro SP3 with a Linksys router. Through the router, my husband connects with his desktop, and I connect with my laptop. However, my main desktop just loses the internet connection spontaneously.

I have replaced the Ethernet cable with no luck. Sometimes if I switch out the ends of the cable, the internet connection will stay on for a few minutes and then disappear; however, I can still connect through my laptop, and my husband can connect through his desktop without problems.

I have limited knowledge of how routers, etc., work, but it seems to me that if it was a router problem the two peripheral computers would not connect. My Ethernet card is affixed to my motherboard, and I have thought about just putting in a new Ethernet card; but without knowing what the problem might be, I don't want to do that without some help first.

Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Internet disconnects

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I have two computers hardwired to a router along with one that accesses the router by a wireless connection. One of the computers hardwired to the router disconnects from the internet exactly every ten minutes and I have to restart to be able to connect again. This happens consistently every time. All the other computers work fine and have no problems.

Can anyone please help. I have not been able to figure out what it is. I tried connecting through the wireless card on this computer and the same thing happens. It is running Windows XP Professional.

Following is the HiJack This report.

Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:41:12 PM, on 10/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
D:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InC... Read more

A:Internet Disconnects Every 10 Minutes

I had initially posted in the cable and network forum and was directed to this forum. I had posted a couple of days ago and have not received any assistance yet. Can anyone please help.

Thank you

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Hi guys,

Whenever i try to connect my PS3 to the internet, i get one error message or another, it never just works. i either fail the "PlayStation Network" test or the "Connection Speed Download/Upload" test. i think this is because the ports aren't forwarded, i have no idea how to do this i think my computer has a static IP now, but could someone clarify how to do this please? also, my next issue is concerning adding my PS3 to my DMZ. whenever i enter the PS3's IP into the DMZ section, the internet connection cuts out, i stay connected to the router, but not the internet, please help

All help appreciated

A:When adding PS3 to DMZ, internet disconnects

Oh yeah my router is an ADDON WBR9200


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My Internet disconnects every few seconds/minutes. While I'm on Vent it will just disconnect and reconnect at least once every 3 minutes. Also, When I'm playing any games on steam, It will disconnect me from steam at times, but the game that I am playing online still plays just fine. I called my ISP and they said all the lines look fine. My brother says he doesn't have the problem, but he doesn't have steam or vent. He just uses browser mainly.

My PC:
Antec 900
Asus Sabertooth P67
I7 2600k
XFX Radeon 6870
8gb Corsair Vengeance
750w Corsair PSU
640gb WD caviar blue

Router/Modem: Cisco DDR2200-CL

ISP: CenturyLink

Phone line is directly connected to the modem/router. Then from the modem the Ethernet cable goes to a box on the electrical outlet then gets picked back up in the office. I'm plugged into a switch from their.

I don't have a home phone. The only thing running on my phone line is the internet, so i don't have any filters on the phone jacks.

When I get disconnected, the Internet and DSL lights on the router remain solid green.

C:\Users\PapaBear>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Tunngle:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Internet Disconnects every few minutes

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HI im having a problem with the internet on my desktop. Im running windows xp and the desktop is connected to a router through LAN wiring. Every hour at the 31 min mark (exp: 1:31 , 2:31, 3:31,... etc) my connection to the internet just shuts off for approximately 15 seconds. It comes back on right after. This isn't a problem when it comes to browsing the web and whatnot. It affects my gaming, streaming, and downloading greatly though. When im in an online game, i always disconnect at that mark.

Can anyone help me fix this problem? Or explain to me what the problem actually is?

Also, the router has been updated. There are 2 desktops and 1 laptop in the household. One desktop and the laptop works fine, the desktop im on always disconnects every hour. Please help. Thanks.

A:Internet Disconnects every hour.

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I keep getting my internet randomly disconnected for 2 seconds or so then reconnects. I don't know what info you need so just ask and ill try to tell you what I can.

A:Random internet disconnects!

Can't find where to edit, but to add a little more detail, this is what happens. Every so often It says on the bottom right hand corner of my screen something along the lines of "Local Area Connection Unplugged" and after about 10 seconds it recconnects. What could be the problem?

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I use HughesNet with a HN7000S modem and over the past few weeks, my internet disconnects at midday (12pm, 1pm), stays out for hours, and usually returns by 4pm or 5pm. This only happens every few days and usually when it is hot outside (ex. right now it's 80+ degrees outside, yesterday was the same).

The only lights on the modem that are on are the LAN and power lights. Transmit, receive, and system are off. I can access our modem's IP address and it is saying that our satellite signal strength is only 29, a minimum of 31 is needed for the internet to function correctly.

I have tried turning the modem and router on and off, hard resets, restarting all of our computers, reinstalling my wireless adapter, etc. and nothing is working. I am wondering if something could be wrong with the positioning of our satellite or if something is blocking our signal for several hours a day, but I don't understand why it is happening only when it is hot outside. I'm wondering if anyone has any idea of what might be causing this?

I have Windows 7 and use Firefox if it matters- but this is also happening on Vista and XP.

A:Internet disconnects at midday

... it is saying that our satellite signal strength is only 29, a minimum of 31 is needed for the internet to function correctly.Click to expand...

That would seem to be all you need to know to not worry about the router or computers. Maybe the heat changes the orientation of your receiver enough to make a difference, but I suggest calling your satellite company about this issue.

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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. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
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 = Subnet) (PASSED)
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A:My internet disconnects after an hour, can someone help?

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Hello, my name is Aleks and my internet disconnects when I am streaming any kind of video even youtube, also when I am on magic jack. Please help me I have tried running antivirus's and resetting my internet, and resetting the router.

I have attached a hijack this log. What do you think?

A:Internet disconnects when streaming (VPN)

What antivirus program are you using? You may be infected with a virus or other serious malware

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since this morning my internet disconnects when i start downloading through torrents..sometimes it will disconnect within 5mins, sometimes within half an hour, but it never stays connected for more than that...i followed a lot of threads in a lot of forums...but nothing helps...please bear with me as i am a noob in utorrent & technical internet stuff...so i am posting all my settings-

1. my speedtest results-

i tested the speed about 5 times...during each time, nothing else was running...the ping would fluctuate between 50- 92ms....the download speed mostly stayed between 1.2- 1.6 Mb/s...& the upload speed stayed at 0.4- 0.9 Mb/s

2. My ISP, Reliance communications also has a bandwidth test page.here are the results-

the settings i have in UT 2.0-

- 75 KB/sec upload speed limit
- 5 upload slots per torrent
- 50 max connections per torrent
- 100 global connections
- 3 total active torrents
- 2 total downloading torrents
- lowering bt.connect_speed to 10(Can be found in Preferences > Advanced)
- disabling DHT (Can be found in Preferences > BitTorrent)
- disabling UPnP and NAT-PMP (Can be found in Preferences > Connection)
- disabling peer.resolve_country if it isn't already set to false (Can be found in Preferences > Advanced)
- disabling uTP (Set Preferences > Advanced > bt.transp_disposition to 5)

i have comodo firewall installed but it is not blocking utorrent....i also checked to see if my ISP was limiting my downloading, but tests sa... Read more

A:utorrent 2.0 disconnects internet

Hi himadri_sm

Sorry, we are unable to assist with this topic.
# P2P Instructions - We do not support P2P file sharing applications and any threads requesting help for such will be closed. This includes Torrents, Kazaa, LimeWire, RapidShare, Pirate Bay, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.Click to expand...

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Closing thread.

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Hi, I'm having a problem with the internet. I'm running windows xp and I am connected to a NETGEAR router, but that doesn't matter much, because I tried connected right from my modem to my computer, bypassing my router, and it still disconnects, so it's not the router. Every hour my connection to the internet just shuts off and comes back on almost instantly, maybe 5 seconds. So lets say I get on my computer at 11:27 AM it will cut off at 12:27 PM, 1:27 PM, 2:27 PM, etc. But, if I come on my computer at 11:55 AM, then it will cut off at 12:55 PM, etc.

It comes back on right after. This isn't a problem when it comes to browsing the web and whatnot. It affects my gaming, streaming, and downloading greatly though. When I'm in an online game, I always disconnect at the hour.

Can anyone help me fix this problem? Or explain to me what the problem actually is?

I have tried going into my NIC and un-checking all the options in the power managment tab, still doesn't work. My lease expires 1 day from when it got it, not every hour.

Please help. Thanks.

A:Internet disconnects every hour!

i have a similar problem here too, the internet connection gets cut off from time to time. im with virgin media, using their latest cable modem. the modem connects to a wireless router D-Link DIR-615. then 3 computers connect to the network wirelessly. it's just very odd to see the browser cannot locate pages constantly...

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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?


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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Hi people,

Since a day or 4/5 my internet disconnects exactly every hour for a couple of secconds. I don't know how it started but its pretty annoying and i really would like some help with this problem, i searched the internet i've done a full antivirus scan couldnt find anything. I really would like some help with this.
Thanks in advance to people who are willing to help me out !



A:Internet disconnects exactly every hour

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