Cable Modem crapping out intermittently...

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nuke345

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Ok, I'm about ready to walk over to Comcast @Home's HQ and kill them. I've gotten so much trouble from the modem!

Here's the deal:

We've got two computers connected to @Home. One works absolutely fine. The one I use, well, doesn't. I log on, then the internet works just peachy for about 30 seconds. It suddenly stops working for about 5-10 min. After that period of time I can get on for about 5 more minutes, then it'll crap out again. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

One thing that I think may have something to do with it. If I go to Network Properties, where it lists all of the protocols and such, on the computer that works, it has two of each protocol (TCP/IP, IPX, etc.). One will be TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adaptor, and the other says TCP/IP -> SMC EtherEZ (8416). On the bad computer, it lists each protocol only once by itself.

I've been to @Home Tech Support many times and tried just about everything, and I was wondering if anyone has a clue what the problem could be.
 
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As nobody else has replied I would suggest going to www.speedguide.net and installing the mtu patch for your os.

Then go to www.dslreports.com and in the tools section there are speed tests and a tweak section that will analysis your machine and provided feedback on changes needed to optimize your connection.

But it could just be your isp to
 

nuke345

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well, I solved it...

All I had to do was go into winipcfg and release all, then renew all. Now it works...

Sorry to waste your webspace :D
 

nuke345

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er... never mind.

a few days after my supposed solving of the problem, I am yet again in trouble.

Same problem, only more frequent, and I know how to temporarily fix it.

Using the winipcfg thingy posted above, I can bring back the connection immediately after crapping out for about 5 minutes. Then it goes out again, and I have to go back into winipcfg, and so on.

It's annoying as hell, having to go and release and renew my ip every 5 minutes.

Any more suggestions?
 
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