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Connection Problem with LAN!

By Candy_girl
Mar 19, 2006
  1. Hello;

    I've been on LAN for about 2 years now and everything is going just fine , up until a week ago when the connection started cutting off suddenly! it simply disconnects even though the server is open and everything , but it just keeps sending but no recieveing , but sometimes it connects for about a second like gets me to google and then it goes off again!

    Also when I unplug the jack and put it back again after a while it comes back again , but only for a second it could last for a coupla hours but then it eventually disconnects, same thing happens when I disable and enable the connection!

    Right now the connection is fine , but it go off any minute now !

    I have windows XP and use norton antivirus 2004 , also I have spyware doctor for scanning spams and such!

    Actually I called the internet company and they said there's nothing with their connection and that there's definitely something with my computer , but I still don't know what's wrong!

    I hope this makes sense , but I really don't know what's going on , I scanned my computer several times with different antiviruses but again no luck!

    I'm sorry to be long , but I'm really going crazy!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Try re-installing the NIC driver or see if there is a newer one.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    How is the LAN built? You share your internet connection using a router?

    "disconnect" means what? You get the "network cable is unplugged" message? Or you just lose internet connectivity?
     
  4. Candy_girl

    Candy_girl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    No actually the host people of the network have a server and therefore we're all connected to it , that is about 5 people sharing it ! so no I don't have a router!

    As for the disconnect thing , I just can't access the internet however as I mentioned before it can only allow me to access for a sec but that happens only when I disable the connection or pull off the plug! if I don't do so the connection remanis idle!

    I hope this is more clear!
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, if someone is sharing an internet connection, then there is bound to be a router somewhere :)

    Is anyone else having the same problem? When you get disconnected, can others work normally?
     
  6. Candy_girl

    Candy_girl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Oh maybe I just don't know that much about it!

    Unfortuntely I don;t know anybody on the network! sounds weird but it's the truth!

    Well I downloaded an update for the NIC driver and till now it's working fine , hopefully it'll stay that way!

    Thank you guys for your help :)
     
  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    well if it does act up again, i'd suggest a bit of basic troubleshooting: cables, direct connection, bypassing the server/hard firewall etc, drivers and settings and other pcs.....
     
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