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desolate_clash

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Every so often the local area connection disables for a few seconds and a
window appears that says "A Network Cable is Unplugged". Then it proceeds to make cause my instant messenger to either sign me off or stop working. It is a very minor
annoyance, but because it interferes with AIM I would like to see if anyone
knows how to fix the problem.


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Hi desolate_clash! Welcome to G2G!

Does your computer connect directly to the modem or do you have a router?

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EDIT:

Sorry, I just realized that it is connected to a wireless router, but that is connected into the computer. I don't know if that makes a difference. It is not a wireless connection, but a router is set up for other computers in the house.

Edited by desolate_clash, 02 November 2005 - 07:51 PM.

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Go to START-->RUN and type cmd. Once the other window appears, type ipconfig, and tell me what it says for IP ADDRESS, SUBNET MASK and DEFAULT GATEWAY.

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IP Address - 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.0.1
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What is the make and model # of the wireless router you are using?

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About how long between disconnections?

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It varies. Sometimes it could keep disconnecting ever few minutes, and sometimes it is every few hours.

I've been trying to see if it is a website I visit that has been causing the problem, but I see no connection between any of the disconnections.
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Log into your router and tell me what version the firmware is.

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Could you let me know how to do that please? I really have no clue as to how to log onto my router.
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Open up Internet Explorer (or your browser of choice) and type 192.168.0.1 in the ADDRESS BAR. A window will pop up asking for the username and password. Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Once you are logged in, look around the various pages available until you find where it states the firmware version of the router. I don't know exactly where it is, but I on my router, which is a linksys, it's listed at the top of the page no matter what page you are on, but on yours it may be different. It will be like 1.03 or 1.04 or 1.05, etc...

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Edited by Fenor, 02 November 2005 - 09:01 PM.

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Firmware Version: 3.00
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I suggest you update the firmware for your router. Make sure you upgrade the FIRMWARE from a wired connection and NOT from a wireless connection! Go HERE and download the 3.20 firmware for your router. For step-by-step instructions on upgrading your routers firmware, check HERE.

Once the firmware is updated, reboot your computer and then see if the problem still exists.

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All it says is that I am currently on a wireless connection. How do I change that to wired?
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