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Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post

If it's solved by disconnecting the Cat5, then the issue is somewhere on the network. It's a troubleshooting technique, not a long term solution. You wouldn't be playing your games while you're in the process of tracing out the offending equipment. Try hooking up to a different port on your router. Try rebooting your router. Check the router configuration. Check for router firmware updates. Check for conflicts on the network, packet loss, etc. Is your router overheating? Try popping the casing open and directing a fan at it.

Network hardware issues can, and will, cause system halting and freezing. Going wireless can bypass some of that nonsense as the OS handles the wireless connection differently. Still, better to resolve whatever the issue is.

I tried with wireless (no cables) and its the same problem. I will try with a cooler on router.