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Router needs restarting! Anyone run without a firewall? Possible flooding issues?

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Running Vista on two home computers. Have one connected directly to the wireless router and then my gaming computer connected via wireless. Both computers experience problems where the router must be rebooted to regain internet connection. Otherwise the connection with say local or limited connectivity. I found some info in another post that says that might fix the issue. Just worried to run without a firewall and not sure once I make these changes that I can ever change them back? Here's the info:

Prevent network flooding and connection drops

The new networking stack contained in Windows Vista has some issues. This build seems to like dropping connections and in rare cases, blocking all traffic on wireless routers, requiring a restart of the router itself. To fix these problems, complete the following instructions:

WARNING: Please note that this will disable IPv6 connectivity as well as the Windows Firewall security, and is not recommended unless you are experiencing these issues. This will also invalidate any network related bug reports you file against Windows Vista.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Under “Network and Internetâ€, click on “View network status and tasksâ€.
In the left hand pane, click on “Open connectionsâ€.
Right click on your network connection (for example: Local Area Connection 3), and then click “Configureâ€.
If asked for permission to open Network Connections, click on Allow.
Highlight the following items and press the “Uninstall†button:

Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder

Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)â€

Next, click on the “Configure†button under the name of your network adapter.
Click on the Power Management tab.
Disable all power management items listed on the Power Management tab.
Press OK.

To stop Windows Vista from flooding your network with traffic:

Press WinKey+R.
Type “services.msc†(without the quotes)
If asked for permission to open “Microsoft Management Consoleâ€, click Allow.
Double click on each one of the following services and change its startup type to “Disabledâ€.

Base Filtering Engine
IKE and AuthIP Keying Modules
IP Helper Service
IPSec
Windows Firewall
Close the Services window and restart Windows.
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In all honesty, there's no way at this point to say it's 100% vistas fault. I would blame the router before id blame vista. What router are you running? If you go into your routers configuration, does it say if it has a connection or no? It could be the modem crapping out, which in all honesty is the most likely PoF.

To test this, you can try the fix mentioned in your post, but with a computer that doesn't matter so you don't risk getting stuff destroyed. But I would check logs in the router and see if that's the issue. Also, when the Internet craps out, try resetting the modem instead of the router to see if that resolves the issue.

9 times out of 10...it's layer 1. (OSI model)
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I'll try resetting the modem next time. I'm living with my grandparents right now and it's driving me nuts. To make it worse they have DSL and my average download rate is 10-74kbps....Yes you read that right KB's! Just reinstalled windows and have about 15 games on steam. Takes about a full day to download just 1 at a time
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