Losing Internet

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gillmacca, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    I didnt know where to post this,so I thought i would try here.
    I have my pc networked to a second pc, via network cards, on broadband.
    Randomly, my computer will lost internet access (web pages will not load), msn messenger will not connect, and forte agent will not connect, but ms outlook will still retreive emails (but not from hotmail), and kazaa and emule still connect, search and download.
    On the second PC, internet access is still possible.
    The only way to resolve this is with a reboot (disconnecting modem for 1 min does not help)
    Any suggestions on what is causing it, and how to fix it?

    Many thanks for your help
     
  2. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    check for spyware....
     
  3. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    actually it sounds like your modem is going ... is it cable access?? if so call them and tell them.
     
  4. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    Is it your main computer or secondary computer that looses connection. Most cable companies wants you to buy a second ip address to have more than one connection, and they do check on their connections. Read your contract with them to see if that is the case.
     
  5. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    I regularly check for spyware, so I no it is not that.
    I have only had the modem just over a year, and its not cable, its ASDL.
    It is the main computer that keeps losing connection, and my isp allows sharing without need for a second ip
     
  6. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I was having the same kind of problem except the main pc kept the internet connection but the other 2 on the network lost it completely.
    We did everything we could thing of to sort it out but nothing would fix it.
    After no access on the other computers for weeks we were out of ideas so we tried the "Network setup wizard" and that fixed it straight way.
    Still have no idea how it changed but it did :confused: :D
     
  7. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    Questions:

    1) are you using a Router to connect both computers?
    or a straight workgroup?
    2) DO you use a firewall (if so, are your settings correct?
    3) ADSL (Does it use a PPPoe gateway to connect?)


    :)
     
  8. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    no, i am using a crossover lead (or whatever it is called) to connect both computers.
    I use Norton Firewall 2004, and have tried various settings with no luck.
    Don't know about PPPoe, how do I find out?
     
  9. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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  10. Piett

    Piett ...will circle this city

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    i've had that problem, or a problem very similar to it. try typing ipconfig /flushdns in the command window, wait like 5 seconds and see if you can connect.
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    as you are in the uk you should not really be using pppoe, afaik, there are no uk bb providers which use that, it is all pppoa
     
  12. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    are any ports, specifically 80/81, forwarded to the second computer?
     
  13. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    no ports to the second computer unless the network setup wizard has opened them