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losing connection
gmurray Mar-17-01 02:28 AM
I have a DSL line, win 98 and running ICS. It works fine but if it is unattended for a length of time (aprox 5 minutes) I lose the entire connection and have to reset my modem and sometimes computer. I have changed the hangup time in the registry, have no power saving options, changed to a new hub; nothing seems to work. Suggestions, please! Will Win 2000 help?

1. RE: losing connection
lbyard Mar-17-01 05:42 PM
In response to message 0
According to http://duxcw.com/dcforum/DCForumID2/492.html Win 2000 helped fix a similar problem. I just did more research on this problem today and found nothing new. Larry

2. RE: losing connection
gmurray Mar-17-01 10:37 PM
In response to message 1
I installed win 2000 today and same thing - after 6 minutes - it loses connection. If I reset the router - it works. It is very frustrating.
Thanks Larry

3. RE: losing connection
lbyard Mar-18-01 03:45 PM
In response to message 2
You have a router? Larry

4. RE: losing connection
gmurray Mar-18-01 10:44 PM
In response to message 3
sorry - should have said DSL Modem, I also moved from a hub to switch but still have the same problem.

5. RE: losing connection
lbyard Mar-18-01 11:32 PM
In response to message 4
Is the problem there when you uninstall ICS (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs...)? Larry

6. RE: losing connection
gmurray Mar-19-01 08:54 PM
In response to message 5
Larry - thanks for all your help - turns out that my computer didn't like having 2 different types of NIC cards. I had an AON 325 and an SMC 10/100 and I replaced the SMC with another AON and things have been great since. Doesn't make any sense though! Guess sometimes they have a mind of their own. Thanks again.

7. RE: losing connection
lbyard Mar-19-01 11:14 PM
In response to message 6
You are certainly welcome… As a footnote, you should be able to mix cards. My guess is that you had a defective board, an IRQ conflict, or a loose CAT 5 jack/plug connection. However, those things usually cause problems that are more random. Larry

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