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Heres a problem that I asked my IT roommate about and he can't figure out. I have an on-board SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter on my desktop and just a few weeks ago I couldn't get internet connection although I didn't change any settings. I temporarily solved the problem by bridging the SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter with 1394 Network Adapter. Now the problem is that this doesn't work anymore.. at least not all the time. My internet connection dies on me at random times during the day and especially at night, and again I haven't changed any settings. The odd thing is that I run ipconfig and I have an IP, DNS, Gateway, and Subnet Mask, but I can't get connection and I've compared the ipconfig output to what I get when I am connected and it's exactly the same. For some reason it's sending packets but not recieving them?? I know it's not the ISP since I have 5 other computers on this network and then can connect fine while I'm pulling out my hair trying to figure out why my internet was working fine a few minutes ago and all of a sudden I can't get connection. I don't think it's traffic either since it only happens to me and I can connect fine on my laptop, although for some reason I also have to bridge the connections on the lappy. I'm not sure if it's a hardware problem since I can connect fine again in the moring and even when I can't get on the internet I can still see the other computers on the network. So can anyone please figure out what's going on? Thanks! :whistling:
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