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Intermittant WAN connection lost

By RCracer
Jun 13, 2006
  1. I have 2 computers connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 acting as DHCP, with a SB4100 cable modem. One computer is rock solid, no problems. One will occasionally lose the WAN connection: I can browse the network, but cannot access the internet or even the cable modem access page (192.168.100.1). This will happen several times per day. The problem goes away after re-booting. I have changed ports on the router with the same results. I have uninstalled and re-installed the NIC, though I don't see that (or its device driver) being the culprit as I have LAN access. I updated to the new beta Explorer, but still have the problem. I'm stumped, can anyone help?
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    How far away is the second computer to the Wireless Access Point?
     
  3. RCracer

    RCracer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This is a wired connection - CAT5
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    replace the wire. See if that's an easy fix.
     
  5. RCracer

    RCracer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried switching cables on the computers, it didn't help.
     
  6. RCracer

    RCracer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    double post
     
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