Random Internet Disconnects

This is a discussion on Random Internet Disconnects within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; My internet keeps disconnecting every 10-30 minutes. It reconnects as soon as it disconnects, but if i am playing a ...

  1. #1
    Registered User mrafcho001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    483

    Random Internet Disconnects

    My internet keeps disconnecting every 10-30 minutes.

    It reconnects as soon as it disconnects, but if i am playing a game i get kicked off the server, and all my internet programs like AOL have to reconnect.

    Before i formated that only happened if i installed Emule

    But now it happens all the time.

    What could be causing the problem?

    Thanks in Advance

  2. #2
    Registered User axon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    2,572
    is dialup AOL, or broadband?

    If dialup, I had a similar situation years ago that whenever someone called me I got disconnected...

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

  3. #3
    Registered User mrafcho001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    483
    O sorry i forgot to tell you... its BroadBand

    Not AOL though, my ISP is PenData.


    The problem however seems to be caused by my computer not the ISP or my modem and router..
    Last edited by mrafcho001; 05-01-2005 at 05:13 PM.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    361
    Do a virus scan. Sounds like you may have a serious version of AOL on your computer.

    Other than that is it a linksys router? I have a linksys and it randomly disconnects often and has been for years. Yes it is very annoying especially when it does it every hour in the middle of a game.

    Might wanna directly connect to the internet and see if it happens at all. If it doesn't maybe replace the router with a different brand...netgear maybe?

  5. #5
    unleashed alphaoide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    696
    I got Linksys router, too, and it does get disconnected so often. I was thinking that it was because of the nature of the network I'm in (I'm not supposed to have a router), but it could be because the router sucks.
    source: compsci textbooks, cboard.cprogramming.com, world wide web, common sense

  6. #6
    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,831
    I had a lot of trouble with my D-Link router when I first got it. It traspired the firmware in the router was not the correct version for Scandinavia, I flashed the router with new software and it has been fine since.

    What is irritating is that the issue is well known, but does not appear on their website. It took a call to their help centre in Sweden to be told "Oh, yes, that's well known, I'll send you the correct software". I asked why they sold the things here with the wrong software, but the help desk twit had no answer.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

  7. #7
    5|-|1+|-|34|) ober's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,429
    Funny that no one has tried to blame the modem. I have a Linksys router and modem and both work great. If there is a router in this network, try connecting directly through the modem to see if it still cuts out.

  8. #8
    Microsoft. Who? MethodMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,198
    I used to have a similar problem, however the disconnects werent so often. I changed my ethernet card, tried a direct connect to the computer, got a new modem and it still happened. One guy came and looked at my lines, disconnected and reconnected them, and it has been pretty stable since.

    Have someone check out your signal, or get a new modem as ober suggested.
    -MethodMan-

    Your Move:Life is a game, Play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, capture it.

    Homepage: http://www.freewebs.com/andy_moog/home.html

  9. #9
    Registered User mrafcho001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    483
    Well my D-Link router works great! So does my Modem!

    The problem was in my LAN card.
    It took alot of poking around to realise that it wasnt the modem, router or my hardware.

    I checked all my internet settings to find out that the computer turns of the LAN card to save power for some reason. I unchecked the option and i haven't gotten a random disconnect for about 10Hr!!!!

  10. #10
    5|-|1+|-|34|) ober's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,429
    Hmm... laptop or desktop? My wife's Gateway desktop shuts down her NIC when the PC goes to sleep and sometimes it won't even register her with the router again until you do an ipconfig release/renew.

    Although, now that I think about it, it's been a while since that happened, and I've formatted and reinstalled XP since then, so maybe that fixed it.

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    847
    When downloading from BitTorrent or doing anything else network intensive my computer used to freeze and then restart. I had to replace the netgear lan card which apparantly has buggy drivers and it now works fine. I also have a d-link router which disconnects every so offen but I think that junk is a lost cause.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Lesson #3 - Math
    By oval in forum C# Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-27-2006, 09:16 AM
  2. Random Disconnects
    By mrafcho001 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-14-2005, 01:06 PM
  3. Another brain block... Random Numbers
    By DanFraser in forum C# Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2005, 05:51 PM
  4. Internet Problems
    By SirCrono6 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-26-2004, 10:47 PM
  5. Best way to generate a random double?
    By The V. in forum C Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-16-2001, 05:11 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21