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Solved: ADSL Modem Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by stevelw, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. stevelw

    stevelw Thread Starter

    Jul 8, 2005
    I am running a laptop with Windows XP PRofessional SP2 and an internal Intel Pro Wireless network card. The network is provided by a Belkin ADSL router/modem running 802.11g and serving a network of up to three machines at a time.

    I have recently been forced to re-install the machine from scratch and, ever since, I am getting strange problems with the modem. When I first switch on, everything is fine and I can use the Internet normally for as long as I want. However, if I run an application that doesn't directly require an Internet connection (Word, Excel, Visual studio, any game etc) and subsequently try to access the Internet, the modem connection has gone and only a power cycle of the unit will get it back. The Router continues to work normally (share files, see other machines on the network, access the router etc).

    Anyone got any idea what might be happening here? Before the re-installation the system was rock solid and I used to get modem problems only once every few months!
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