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Strange connection problem...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by francescoba, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. francescoba

    francescoba Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2008
    Hello Folks!
    I am new to this site and I want to thank in advance for any help that I may receive.
    I have a Dell computer that came with Vista installed (unfortunately).
    I spend much time online (I am a student and disabled) using the web for research, eMule to download files and Skype, yahoo messenger and MSN Live Messenger for chats.
    I had a problem (lowid) with eMule and, thanks from information found on another site (http://portforward.com) I solved it by setting a static IP address on my pc and port-forwarding.
    Then the problem began...
    Since I set port-forwarding (that I don't want to unset) I experience this situation: from time to time, especially after rebooting or a long inactivity, the internet connection drops, but ONLY for some programs! While eMule and Skype keep working perfectly fine, yahoo, MSN and the browser cannot reach the net. I checked already the firewall (Comodo) and I can exclude any fault in it (the same happens if I disable the firewall completely). I tried to set port-forwarding also for HTTP, but it does not help.
    Basically, the only thing that I can do in those situation is to restart several times the pc and the modem. After 3-4-5 attempts, finally all the programs that connect to the internet start working again.
    Any idea about what is going on? Any suggestion?
    Thank you again for your attention and your help!

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