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thequintz

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I frequently get the following message when a web site updates the page and attempts to download it. (RANDOM no apparent reason for the message)

" No connection to the Internet is currently available.
To view Internet content that has been saved on
your computer, click Work Offline "

"Click Try Again to attempt to connect."

[Work Offline] [Try Again]

Note that this computer is part of a home network. This message problem is only occurs on THIS one computer.
I am running XP Pro SP2 with all available MS updates installed.

Any help to resolve would be appreciated.

Mel

Edited by thequintz, 08 May 2008 - 02:45 PM.

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The Skeptic

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Like any random problem this may prove difficult to pinpoint. It can be the telephone line, modem/router, cable connection, cable integrity, ethernet or wireless card, distance and signal absorbing objects between the wireless router and computer etc. etc etc.

Please do the following:

1: Switch off your modem and/or router for about 5 minutes. Switch on.

2: Double check that all the cables sit firmly in place. If you run a wireless system check the strength of the signal received by the computer and see if if it isn't too low at times. If it is, move the router closer to the computer (or visa versa) to make sure that the signal is strong enough (there are other solutions that we will not discuss at the moment).

3: If an ethernet connection: click Start > My network Places > view network connections. Double click your local area connection > Support > repair.

If still no good approach your internet service provider for tests and guidance. If they can't help you please post here again and give us a description of your communication setup. This will save lots of double instructions.
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