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Internet Connection Issues

Discussion in 'Networking' started by joshuabcox, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. joshuabcox

    joshuabcox Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2011
    Every 10 minutes to 2 hours the internet stops working. Not just for 1 computer, for every device in the house (4 computers, 3 Xboxs and a Wii). When it happens you have to log in to the router and reset it (or unplug it) in order to regain connection. Its aweful because it makes online gameplay impossible. And me and the friend both take online coarses at our college. Last semester he failed a class when it went off in the middle of his exam which he was not able to retake.

    As I said, it is randomly every little while. We have not noticed anything that correlates with it going off. The wireless modem/router is a Motorola SBG900. When you log into it, under Cable/Status it lists Acquire Downstream Channel, Obtain Upstream Parameters,Establish IP Connectivity using DHCP, Establish Time Of Day, Transfer Operational Parameters through TFTP, and Cable Modem Status. Beside each one of those it tells you the status (such as obtaining, done, failed, operational.) It used to usually say "obtaining" beside upsteam parameters of downstream channels. And if you waited it would reset itself. But latley sometimes it just says "failed" next to Cable Modem Status and you have to reset or wait a long time for it to begin working again. There are even times when it says its functioning properly and must be reset in order to get it to work.

    Ive searched the web and there are a million people with the same issue, but most of the time its just one computer for them. And if not the solution doesnt help us.

    Is there anymore info I can retrieve to help anyone help me?
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    as said in your last post - you need the ISP to do a line test
    would make sense to pay the ISP and get the support and line test or even a replacement modem / router = working out a bit expensive if you are failing class
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