Annoying Internet Connection Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mar46396, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. Mar46396

    Mar46396 Guest

    I have been experiencing intermittent network problems for a long time now, and i'm ready to use the sledgehammer.

    My system--
    Tyan Trinity 510 w/VIA P4X266 Chipset
    Intel Pentium 4 1.8
    ATI Radeon 8500DV Video
    Sound Blaster Live 5.1 Platinum
    Netgear FA311 NIC
    256MB DDR SDRAM
    Windows XP Professional

    I can surf the internet for awhile, and the connection will drop. The time it takes to drop is completely random. To get connected again, I have to disable my network connection in the control panel and re-enable it. All the lights on the cable modem are on, and I have had a service tech over to measure the level and everything checks OK from the cable company side. It still has an IP address in ipconfig, and all the lights on the network adapter are still on. I have tried 3 different NICs, all with the same problem. I suspect a software/motherboard problem. I just freshly re-installed Windows XP. My cable connection uses DHCP, and no computer name is required. I tried different PCI slots as well.

    Thanks
    Marc
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Have you upgraded the firmware of your cable modem? Tried with a completely different computer?
     
  3. Mar46396

    Mar46396 Guest

    Haven't upgraded the firmware, from what I understand that is the cable company's job.

    I will try another computer later today and post results here. Thanks

    Marc