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Network connection drops after ~5 minutes


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GoCubsAndSox

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I installed a D-Link USB 2.0 / Firewire combo PCI adapter. After the reboot, XP with SP2 found the new hardware and (I assume) updated some drivers. Anyway, my network connections showed both a 1394 and Local area connection. I have DSL and connect with a USB cable. After the new hardware updates finished everything was working. I could connect my digital camcorder and transfer data using firewire and I was able to get email and surf. However, after about 5 minutes my internet connection dropped and I could no longer get mail or surf. I rebooted and the same thing happened after about 5 minutes. I've tried putting the DSL connector to both a 2.0 and 1.1 USB port but get the same result. I went to the D-Link website and downloaded their latest drivers but that didn't fix the problem either.

Thanks for any help.
-Steve
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check your Device Manager and see if there are any problems with any devices, try to re-install that device manually without the detection method of XP.
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I checked Device Manager and doing the "Repair this connection" but that didn't do anything. I'm not sure what you mean by re-install that device manually. Can you elaborate?

Some additional info: when I remove the card the problem still persists. The only way to get my connection to stay is to roll back my system using Norton GoBack.
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