Network cable is unplugged...NOT!


T

the captain

I am periodically losing my Internet connection on my primary
computer. It is physically connected to the cable modem, as opposed
to a wireless connection. About every 10 to 15 minutes, a message
window will pop up at the bottom of my screen indicating that the
"network cable is unplugged". I lose the connection for a second or
two, and then it come back up.

Since the problem started, I have replaced the network card, all the
network cables and the cable modem. My cable provider has physically
inspected the equipment and decided it must be a problem with my
system/sofware.

I am running Windows XP Media Center. I run antivirus and antispyware
software religiously. I suspect the solution lies with setting a
specific duplex speed, but I am unsure what that speed setting should
be. My new network card is a Belkin Gigabit pci card.
 
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G

Guest

check in safe mode with networking. to login in safe mode with networkign.
restart the computer, keep tapping F8, u will get windows advance option
screen. choose safe mode with networking using keyboard and press enter.
login to safe mode with networking using an admin account. then try to
browse. check if ur able to browse without any problems or not. that will
help us isolate the problem.
 
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W

witan

I am periodically losing my Internet connection on my primary
computer. It is physically connected to the cable modem, as opposed
to a wireless connection. About every 10 to 15 minutes, a message
window will pop up at the bottom of my screen indicating that the
"network cable is unplugged". I lose the connection for a second or
two, and then it come back up.

Since the problem started, I have replaced the network card, all the
network cables and the cable modem. My cable provider has physically
inspected the equipment and decided it must be a problem with my
system/sofware.

I am running Windows XP Media Center. I run antivirus and antispyware
software religiously. I suspect the solution lies with setting a
specific duplex speed, but I am unsure what that speed setting should
be. My new network card is a Belkin Gigabit pci card.

My conjecture, borne out of experience of repeated episodes of this
type, is that there is something wrong with your network -- e;g. the
hardware of the LAN server-- NOT your computer or software.
Further, my LAN server assigns a static IP address. A couple of times,
another subscriber on the same network had tried idiotically to
configure his own connection using my IP address, and I received error
messages in Event Viewer about the IP address conflict. I could not
connect. Nor could he, I believe, when I had already logged in. I got
this problem sorted out with the help of the ISP.
I suggest you should check out these possibilities.
 

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