July 27th, 2002, 03:12 PM #1
getting dropped from the network...
i'm running a netgear rt314 with 4 systems on dsl for over a year now, without a prob. lately my main sys i use for gaming and biz get dropped from the network. i either have to restart or use winipcfg (release then renew) to reconnect. the other systems don't get this....hmmmm
July 27th, 2002, 03:17 PM #2
what os and network card?
July 27th, 2002, 03:19 PM #3
July 27th, 2002, 03:22 PM #4
you have the latest updates for the network card?
July 27th, 2002, 03:26 PM #5
no. but i'm running a netgear in one other sys. but i guess updating is worth a try. you ever have this prob?
July 27th, 2002, 03:28 PM #6
im not familiar with netgear routers. i have a linksys router.
im just trying to maybe rule some things out
does it drop when you are playing games or at certain periods?
do you have your computers go into suspend modes at all?
July 27th, 2002, 03:31 PM #7
none go into suspend mode. if i'm gaming or downloading connection remains, i leave to get a sodie and i come back it's gone. right now it's doing good...
July 27th, 2002, 08:36 PM #8
I've got the same problem with Win2K...haven't figured it out and gave up I get dropped at random times...sometimes I stay connected for a week, sometimes I get tossed in 10 minutes and will need to reboot...ipconfig doesn't work either. Very weird...
July 27th, 2002, 09:28 PM #9
are you losing your connection between your computer and router or is the router losing connection to the wan.
July 28th, 2002, 09:32 PM #10
The router stays connected to the internet and the other computers. My desktop loses the connection to everything....
July 28th, 2002, 09:59 PM #11
Try Setting your IP number statically.
Try replacing the network card.---------------------------------
"A good technician, is always prepared."
July 28th, 2002, 10:03 PM #12
May be bad cabling, possibly a short in one of the wires. That would best explain intermitent problems. Replace the cable or try another computer on it as a test.
July 31st, 2002, 12:48 PM #13
none of my other computers do this, only this one. i'll lose the connection to the lan and wan then go to another system and it's still connected. that's when i go to winipcfg for a release-renew. cables are fine switched'em around no change. next will be the card. by the way it just did it...
July 31st, 2002, 01:34 PM #14
Not as likely but still possible, the port on the hub/switch.
July 31st, 2002, 01:42 PM #15
what about the cabling in the walls? or is your comp connected directly to the router? you might also try reinstalling tcp/ip
July 31st, 2002, 01:47 PM #16
I just installed a Netgear FA311 in an XP box. It will only connect to the router if I manually change the NIC mode from AutoSense to 10BaseT after booting, and then vice-versa the next boot up. I just picked up a trusty RTL8031 NIC to replace it.You can't fix stupidity.
July 31st, 2002, 02:13 PM #17
so lose the FA311?
everything was fine until a month ago...
August 1st, 2002, 08:26 AM #18
The RTL NIC cost a friend of mine $5.95 at a show. I bought it from him.
Whenever I suspect an inexpensive part may be causing problems, I replace it. You have to ask yourself, "How much is my time worth?" I charge clients $65/hr to work on their networks (I know, I work cheap, but I have a fair amount of work coming in.) At that price, a $6 part isn't worth more than five minutes of troubleshooting time. Try explaining to a client that you're charging him $195 because it took you three hours to fix a problem with a $6 part.You can't fix stupidity.
August 1st, 2002, 09:12 PM #19
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