Thread: Constantly Repairing connection
July 10th, 2004, 06:18 AM #1
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Constantly Repairing connection
For about a week now, my internet connection has occasionally suddenly stopped working. Everything will time out. If I use the repair function in internet connections, it'll start working again. Until the next time, that is. It seems really inconsistent though. Sometimes while my browser will stop working, AOL IM will remain funtioning, but not always. I tried to update my antivirus and it couldn't connect, but then after i used Repair, it worked fine. Adaware and my antivirurs software didn't detect anything.
The time between malfunctioning can be anywhere between 5 minutes to hours. So I am at a loss.
I am using Windows XP. I share a Cable internet connection with my roommate through a Dynex router. There have been no changes to the router, everything is just how it used to be. My roommate is not having this problem. I have tried reinstalling the drivers for my ethernet card, but the problem persists.
I hope that's enough information!
July 10th, 2004, 04:56 PM #2
I just cured a problem similiar to yours. When I stopped using the net and the machine set idle, it would not re-connect but my desktop would work fine. Turned out to be that Zone Alarm was locking me out and it( my laptop ) would not re-connect whitout a restart, although the desktop worked OK. Check to see if any running software is causing your trouble.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtab0BKOGY
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July 10th, 2004, 06:51 PM #3
Possible Compatibility issue
Your friend might be toying with you by manipulating the router interface settings pertaining to setting IP filters, thereby blocking your Computer from internet access.
But if you're not paranoid, unlike me, then go to WinUp to see if you left out any Critical Updates.
Internet Connection Firewall isn't needed (you're behind a router). But if you do feel safer with an added firewall software and use one now, go through all settings to see if there is some idle, or time out settings that are causing this strange behaviour.
I ran into a Request Timed Out not too long ago. I looked into properties for adapter card and saw a couple of newly installed WinXP Updates that I chose to install. I removed from configuration. These new protocols are from the "Advanced Networking Pack for WinXp". I rebooted, came back here , and the Timed Out message has not appeared since. Was this the problem? It seems so, but I'm not going to say that it is the same problem you are having. I will say I am I tired of "Recommended WinXp Updates" when in fact some of them are "Recommended for Recycle Bin WinXp Updates".
Please post back with resolution, or to find one that you can confirm.
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Last edited by noseBleeD; July 10th, 2004 at 06:53 PM. Reason: typos, alot of 'em
July 11th, 2004, 03:31 AM #4
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Hi! Thanks. well, the problem started not too long after some updates, i don't know how to get a history of recently downloaded updates from windows updates.
NoseBleeD, where did you find those updates? You said in the properties of the adapter card. I'm not sure what you're refering to exactly. Could you possibly elaborate?
Pickel, I'm not sure if it is the same. I don't have to restart, just rightclick on my Lan connection Icon on my taskbar and choose repair. I'm not sure if my Zone alarm would affect this.
Oh yeah, we have the firewall on our router off, I prefer Zone Alarm over the router's firewall.
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