Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

disconnection starting at 7:30pm ONLY (fine during the day)


  • Please log in to reply

#1
pinkerbell03

pinkerbell03

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I have tried EVERYTHING. My bf and I have a macbook/macbook Pro, using a Siemens Speedstream 4100, and a Linksys wireless router. We will have perfect DSL all day, until 7:30pm. That is when we start getting kicked every couple of minutes. The DSL light will be green, then flashing red, then green and on and on... The AT&T tech came today, said our phone line is perfect, and we have a very strong DSL connection. Our ISP tech support people are great, but they don't see any issues or errors on the line, even when we're getting kicked. This modem is less than a month old, and I am pulling my hair out here!! We don't have any other electrical equipment, halogen lights, dimmer switches, street lights, etc near us. Our apartment complex is extremely old, so I cannot connect the modem directly to the phone box (mPoe). C'mon geeks, I know someone out there can help!! Thanks in advance. -Erica
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Tyger

Tyger

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,896 posts
The only thing that comes to mind is that your ISP is changing your IP at this time every day and your router or modem has to get the new address from the DHCP server. I don't know how you check your IP (internet address) on a Mac but I would do that at 7:00 and then again at 8:00 to see if it changed.

I'm probably using the same service as yours and I keep the login information in the router as PPPoE and don't have anything in the modem and I have no problems, except that it will drop out whenever the IP changes, but for me that is done fairly randomly.
  • 0

#3
matt.

matt.

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 80 posts
maybe your being hacked on ur wireless? :S
  • 0

#4
pinkerbell03

pinkerbell03

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Our IP address seems to be staying the same, and we have our wireless router password protected. Now it's doing it during the day, but it still is happening at 7:30pm on the dot, and that's when it's at it's worst. Right now we're just having some lag issues, at night, we get kicked multiple times.
  • 0

#5
Kemasa

Kemasa

    Nobody

  • Technician
  • 1,575 posts
There could be something which is causing interference with the phone line. Perhaps automated lights or someone else with a cross connected line which causes problems when it is used.

You really need to get the phone company out at 7:30pm to check on it when the problem occurs.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP