So I have cable internet (using a motorola modem from the isp) it works great, and then every 30 min or so a program that is using the internet freezes up (not responding) and is so for maybe 10-30 seconds, then unfreezes with a network error message (instead of loading the internet page. It only freezes when it's accessing the net (clicking a link, downloading). It only happens to internet programs, and only torrent programs freeze and don't come back.
I also use a wired linksys router and hooked up straight from modem to nic to see if it was in the router but still heppens....I think it's something in my computer's internal networking. I'm thinking about trying a new nic card (I use a motherboard nic now). Also, my housemate says he experiences the same problem (which makes me think of a virus i'm spreading - hes through my router) but i've heaven't gone up to look at his comp.
In fact, as I'm tying this message, another program has froze (bitcomet)
I've switched modems a few times, still hapens. I've also ran norton and ad-aware several times, and while they find things, the freezing problem has never left.
I'm not very network-savvy but is anything you guys can help me with?
It's not a cirtical problem but I am taking an internet class this summer and this problem makes it impossible to submit tests, and downloading torrents is impossible to set and leave, you have to tend to it constantly. So if anyone here has any advice I'd love to hear it.
one more thing - when my comptuer starts, the program tcpsvcs.exe eats up cpu so i close it and the comp runs fine, is this related?
Edited by harbong, 17 July 2005 - 08:16 AM.