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MaverickSidewinder

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Ok here's the deal:

I have a DSL connection...I hook up my ethernet cable to my Dell computer.

It works...but after like 30 minutes....it doesn't connecto to the internet...but the funny thing is...it still says: Connected on the connections from the control panel...

I already tried removing all firewalls (windows and mcafee) but to no good...

One very wierd thing is this: when it disconnects and i try to use msn...the internet connection test windows comes up to see what the problem in my connection is...and the only problem are the PORTS!!...but how do i fix that?


please help...i tried using the guide and going to peripherals stuff but there is no port panel... :blink: :whistling:
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Facedown98

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Hi. When did this start? Has this always happened?
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It started since i hooked it up to my brand new dell computer :whistling:

And no...it hasn't always happened...:S

Anyway thanks for the reply :blink:

Edited by MaverickSidewinder, 04 September 2006 - 01:42 PM.

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Ok, let's try resetting the modem and router. Power down the computer and then unplug both the modem and the router, and leave them off for about 30 seconds. First, restore power to the router, and wait about 15 seconds. Power on the modem now and wait another 15 seconds. Once all the ready lights are showing properly, you may turn on the computer, and see if this helps. I know it's a strange ritual, but it usually works.
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I have a Linksys router...but it is also my modem...i don't have a modem...i only have that router...


I really don't know if the problem is in my computer or in my modem/router...

its bugging me out

Edited by MaverickSidewinder, 05 September 2006 - 02:36 PM.

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Sorry for the double post...but what is really strange..is that when i execute MSN Messenger....it obviously doesn't connect, but when it tests my connection to see what the problem is, it says that the only problem are my ports...

I tried following Windows XP's guide for ports but when it sends me to the list of computer hardware/peripherals and says to navigate to the port section...i can't find it...

Im clueless... :whistling:
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