Randomally Losing internet

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by celticfan11, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    Vernon, CT
    The problem with my friends lap top is that it randomly loses internet. I have brought the lap top to my house as well as his. Both places the laptop loses internet connection. Both homes have DSL and connect through a router. In his house it is connected USB my house it is connected Ethernet. So the internet just drops randomally. Yet other computers in the house will still have internet. I am going to try to reinstall IE. The computer is running XP homeā€¦ any suggestions of what to do?
    ALso in the ethernet situation i am not able to ping the router
    but in the USB situation i am able to ping the router (when intenet is lost that is) When the internet comes back on I am able to ping both rotuters???
    help me???
    anyone???
     
  2. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    Location:
    USA
    Maybe some answers here:
    http://www.dslreports.com/faq/faq

    You could also see if they have a specific forum for your DSL ISP. The one for Ameritech/SBC is excellant.