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I keep having intermittent connection losses, just for about 30-60 seconds, then it's back up.

I haven't done anything new or changed anything. I know it's not my router, because I took that out of the loop and connected my pc directly to the modem and still got the same problem. I am pretty sure it's my provider, but I know they'll blame the problem on my end (they always do - they love to blame it on your router!) any ideas of what else to check before calling and complaining to them?
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Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
I keep having intermittent connection losses, just for about 30-60 seconds, then it's back up.

I haven't done anything new or changed anything. I know it's not my router, because I took that out of the loop and connected my pc directly to the modem and still got the same problem. I am pretty sure it's my provider, but I know they'll blame the problem on my end (they always do - they love to blame it on your router!) any ideas of what else to check before calling and complaining to them?
Complain and then complain some more.
I had problems awhile back, kept droppin..turns out I was like the 4th line coming off of a drop.
They fixed it, gave me my own drop
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Got another PC to try it with? Could be bad ethernet drivers. But if its not that then its definetly the connection id say.
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I've been having the same problem, but all is good when I boot into Ubuntu instead of XP, so I'm pretty positive my problem is some kinda virus/hacker bull. Not sure about you though...
post #5 of 9
Call up your ISP and have them do a line test. If the line isn't properly shielded you will notice hiccups like that.

My ISP changed out my wiring in the house free of charge when this happened with me.
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they refuse to replace cables in my apartment buidling, and they are terrible for picking up interference. Any cable stations that fall on "free to air" stations aren't even watchable due to interference. Maybe that is my internet problem too?
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they refuse to replace cables in my apartment buidling, and they are terrible for picking up interference. Any cable stations that fall on "free to air" stations aren't even watchable due to interference. Maybe that is my internet problem too?
I bet thats it. If it messes up the TV its probly screwing with the internet too. Though about switching to DSL?
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No they are setting up FBI wire taps No rly read the article in news section!
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That sucks call and complain till your voice is gone then call some more lol. Im so glad i got dsl here its 100x better then the cable around here in 2 years time my net been down less then 5mins.
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