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Internet turns off

By Marcus CS
Feb 11, 2011
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  1. I recently went to the malware removal forum and went through the process. Everything seems to be going well, but my internet connection has turned off two days in a row around the same time. Both times it was late at night and when I checked my main computer to see what was wrong the anti phishing for my firewall was turned off(maybe the program is conflicting with the other program I have Web of trust). After all this happens the next morning my internet is completely fine. Is it just my internet provider or do I have to clean my pc again.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    get a command prompt and enter ipconfig /all
    you will see something like
    Code:
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : xxxcom
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AA-BB-CC-DD-EE-FF
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.18.47.61
                                                209.18.47.62
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:18:50 PM
            [B]Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 7:14:07 PM[/B]
    
    that LEASE is your ISP's means to hold your connection and as you see, mine is almost forever :wave:

    That's very atypical; ususally it is for a month, week, or most frequently just 24hrs which I think is your status.
     
  3. Marcus CS

    Marcus CS TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    That's awesome. I was worried it was more serious than that. How do I change the lease time.
     
  4. Marcus CS

    Marcus CS TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Also it doesn't show a lease time when I enter ipconfig/all. Is this because my ip address is static?
     

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