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dsl internet connectivity suddenly drops

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by eppy, May 7, 2002.

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  1. eppy

    eppy Thread Starter

    May 7, 2002

    I have a big problem with an hp brio pentiom pc.
    it is a network computer running win98se, 128mb ram, 500mhz cpu chip. it is a networked pc connected to verizon DSL through a 4- port linksys router which is connected to an SMC switch we have at work. All other computers on the network do not have this problem except for this pc and another dell optiplex gx1 pc with the same specifications as this one.
    What happens is that after 4 or 5 hours the pc's disconnect themselves from the internet and i have to reboot them to regain connectivity.
    it's a pain because on one machine we are running gotomy pc software because we have employees who log on from home and do work. overnight the machines disconnected and we cannot get work done. i have tried to re-install tcp/ip. also diabled any power management on the harddrive within windows and the bios but still disconnects. also forgot to mention both these machines that disconnect after 4 or 5 hours have static ip addresses they are not obtaining any leases from a DHCP server.

    please help me;
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    Sounds like a DHCP lease renewal. I would call your ISP and ask them why it is disconnecting at that time interval. It also sounds like Code Red symptoms.
  3. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    Check the network card configuration. Some cards have a setting to allow the driver to turn off the NIC to save power. 3Com has several different cards that allow this.
  4. Del


    Aug 31, 2001
    If you are away from the computer when it's happening, it could be the Power options. If you allow the hard drive to power down after a set period of time, the network card will drop your connection and you have to reboot to get it back. If you are set for the hard drive never to power down or you are on the machine when this happens, it's something else causing the problem.
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