XP SP1 running on a cable modem. Messenger keeps disconnecting. Yahoo was doing it to. Here's the thing. I've got another old machine running Win2K. Also behind the same Linksys router connecting to the same cable modem. No problems on that box. Any ideas?
Check on your NIC card, see if there are any conflicts between XP and the card. It may be such a thing that the card you have is not fully functional with XP. See if the manufacturer has put out new drivers for it.
try and check you Linksys firmware. And update it if you can. I had a similar problem with my machine until I updated the firmware on the Linksys. Then no more issues with the various chat proggies I run.
I am having the same problem, using a Linksys router. Two computers are connected; a WinXP and a WinME. The WinME doesn't have any problems with MSN, AIM, ICQ, IRC etc being connected 24/7, but on the WinXP machine, these programs get disconnected from time to time.
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