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Chopin

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Sometimes, when aimlessly browsing the Internet, or not even aimlessly browsing at all, my connection will get lost. I'm using a TrendNet wireless router (the wireless is for my dad's laptop), but I'm on a wired connection. It will tell me that a network cable is unplugged when no one is in the same room as the router, or sometimes it will display the two-computers icon with a yellow dot traveling between them in the taskbar - when I double-click on it it will say "Acquiring network address" and will do this indefinitely until I right-click and select "Repair". My dad does not have problems with his wireless, nor did this happen to me anytime before.

Suggestions, anyone? The only thing I can think of causing this is us wrapping the router in a plastic bag because we're painting the room and can't move the modem from the AC power supply, but that should affect the wireless more than the wired connection, and it doesn't affect the wireless at all :)
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Yes that should affect the wireless more than the wired connection
I would recomend doing a system restore to a prevoius date when you didnt have connection trouble

To do this go to

Start / All Programs / Accsesories

When you get there llok for system tools

Next select system restore (usally at the bottom of the list)

Select 'restore mycomputer to an earlier date'

Then chose a date when the internet wasnt dropping all the time

Click next and it will restart your pc

This will only change settings, It will NOT Delete files Ect..

Hope this helps

-SpuD-
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Nah, I know how to do all that stuff. I tried it, didn't work. Connection still gets lost.

Help!
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Have you installed anything recently on your computer or downloaded anything??

Reason for Edit Spelling lol :)

Edited by ==SpuD==, 02 October 2007 - 09:24 AM.

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Nope.
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There is always an overheating issue. I work in that field and I have seen heat do strange stuff to network hardware.
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I don't think it's an overheating issue... we've been using this case for two months before this started happening....

No solutions? :)
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Some things I would check for:

Try switching to different ethernet cable.

Look for firmware update to router.

Reinstall your network connection from scratch.

If you have two ethernet ports on computer try switching to other port.


Any new wireless phones in house which may cause interference with router?

Install latest drivers for your ethernet card and/or mobo drivers vice versa maybe roll any driver updates back

If you have ethernet card laying around pop one into case and see if that changes anything

Is there any strong source of electrical interference nearyby

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 02 October 2007 - 09:42 PM.

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Nope nope nope.... nope.

Any other ideas? It's diminishing in frequency.
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