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Problem with shared internet connection

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  1. freedave

    freedave Thread Starter

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    I know very little about networking, so I would appreciate a very novice-level response.

    I have a fairly good computer running Windows 7 with 16 gig RAM.

    I am sharing an internet connection with a friend in another room -- we live in a small apartment building with a wi-fi modem and router in the laundry room. There is a wire connecting the router to a splitter (switch) in my friend's room and a long cable connecting my computer to the splitter.

    His computer has no problem connecting to the internet, but when I re-start my computer it does not usually connect to the internet.

    The internet connections have to be unplugged from the splitter, often several times, before my internet works.

    I had bought a new long cable to see if that might fix it -- it did not.

    This has been going on for at least a year and seems to be getting worse.

    How might I find out what the problem is and how to fix it?

    Any help would be appreciated . . .
     
  2. CleaverX

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    Please provide us with even a rudimentary schematic of your connections, don't leave anything out
     
  3. freedave

    freedave Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much for getting back to me on this CleaverX.

    I actually don't know how to send you what you have requested . . .

    Dave
     
  4. CleaverX

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    Use a graphic program like MS Paint or paint.net or whatever you have, create a diagram of your current wiring scheme, save it as a jpeg image, then upload it to your reply post.
     
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