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Hello.


I'm with Talk Talk (UK), I've got a 13mbs download with a 0.4mbs upload, which I feel are both adequate for the cheap, cheap price I'm getting it for. I don't feel it's Talk Talk, but I thought I'd just mention it anyway. My internet drops out upon either -

a) Opening 2-3+ tabs at once (say restoring last session)
b) Downloading ANYTHING (I can't even download flash or Java as the download cuts out midway)

There is only ever a maximum of 3 computers on at a time - My Desktop in the attic, my Laptop (I leave it off when I'm on the desktop as they don't share the connection too well) and my Dad's computer downstairs that's plugged into the wireless router (He's only ever on from about 10:30PM +, so I don't think it's too many computers needing access.

I've got a TP-Link WN781ND 150MBPs PCI Wireless card for my desktop, and the wireless router downstairs is a Huawei echolife HD520b.

Why does the internet keep dropping out? I can only think of two reasons really -

1) IP Conflict
2) Router Problems

Any help is much appreciated! biggrin.gif
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If the problem occurs across all 3 computers, I'd think it's either your router or cable modem.
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The problem is likely your router. Really cheap models have very small NAT tables that get filled up really quickly. That causes the router to freeze and you have to power cycle for it to work again.
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

The problem is likely your router. Really cheap models have very small NAT tables that get filled up really quickly. That causes the router to freeze and you have to power cycle for it to work again.

+1 to this. @op i had similar problems with the router/moden from my ISP i was some cheap thing that gave me nothing but nightmares. i bought a nice decent router/modem fro linksys and never looked back thumb.gif
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Sigh, Must be the router then.. getting annoying that I can't so much as download a patch or watch a youtube video without a freeze -.- Thanks for the help guys!
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post #6 of 7
Might be overheating, how hot does it get.
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post #7 of 7
Also since it's an all in one solution i might not be working optimally since it has to handle the WAN connection, + like stated NAT.
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