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Switching internet connections btwn home and work

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kerso, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. kerso

    kerso Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop running Windows XP. At work, (a small business) we have a cable connection (Time Warner) that is shared via a router (I think) among five uesrs.

    I often bring my laptop home, and work on my Verizon Wireless DSL connection. But when I go back to work, and log into the server, I can't get back on the internet. (And sometime it is vice versa)

    The strange thing is that the connection seems to be OK. I look under Network Connections, and it is up and running at 100mps. But, none of my programs seem to recognize that the connection is there.

    Even stranger, if I do nothing, and leave it a couple of hours, it seems to spontaneously connect itself - my AOL IM and Explorer will suddenly start working.

    Why does this happen and how can I fix the problem?
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Is the IP information and Internet access correct for each location. For example, at work do you use a proxy server.
     
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