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mcdanielnc89

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Hello everyone. There is somethign wrong with my mother's computer. Every once in a while it will connect to the internet but after it's connected and you reboot it WON'T connect again for 2-4 days.. Any ideas?
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Dial-up or broadband?

Please define "won't connect again". Does it try? Do you get a dial-tone? Does it handshake (make horrible squiggly noises)? Do you reboot while its connected or do you disconnect first?
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I have DSL. and we don't have to connect it's already connected when booting up pc's. but once we shut hers down and boot it back up it doesn't work.. the net that is..
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How do you both connect to DSL? Through a router? Is your mum's computer wired or wireless?
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Through a router. And both wired.
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This would suggest a cable problem or a problem with the Ethernet port on the computer in question, though quite why it takes 2-4 days to connect to a router again is anybody's guess, its certainly not normal behaviour.
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hmm Okay. It could be the ethernet network card GOINIG out correct?
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