Connection is interrupted every hour

By Mrbond6546 ยท 7 replies
Oct 24, 2010
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  1. my Connection will interupt every hour or so ive tried changing the DHCP and everything else in between and advice on how to fix this it makes surfing the web and gaming impossible,

  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    its unlikely thats its a problem on your end...ask for help from your internet service provider....OR there is a 5% chance of bad equipment.
  3. ComputerGuy55

    ComputerGuy55 TS Maniac Posts: 380   +8

    First: Is it only your computer that this happens to ? Or multiple computers on this network all go down at the same time? Need to narrow the scope of the problem before proceeding..
  4. fiftythebe

    fiftythebe TS Rookie

    pliz tel me exactly what is happening and how does it happen, i mean what do you see on your screen(s), whta abot other computers on the network?
  5. Mrbond6546

    Mrbond6546 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    The Connection Stops and all surfing and gameing stops for a few seconds only 2 things do it in my house my xbox and my laptop
  6. ComputerGuy55

    ComputerGuy55 TS Maniac Posts: 380   +8

    Ok, so there are other devices on this network that run all the time and they don't drop??

    Now, are your laptop and your Xbox connecting to the router through Wireless, and all the other devices that stay up are connected by ethernet (cord) ?
  7. Mrbond6546

    Mrbond6546 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, Ethernet

    No Both My Xbox and Laptop Are Both Ethernet Connected
  8. ComputerGuy55

    ComputerGuy55 TS Maniac Posts: 380   +8

    OK, try setting a static IP, if you do not know how to do this, go into your connection settings..

    If it is XP, right click the two screen in the bottom right, go to properties, in the properties box, there are a few check boxes, go into the settings for TCP/IP and set a static IP, you must set one for your network, so go into command prompt, hold Windows press R, type cmd, press enter. in there type ipconfig, in there you will get your IPv4 address, follow the 3 numbers shown first (mine would be 192.168.0. ) and change the last number to something. Test this for awhile on your system with a static IP, do note, it can cause conflict with other devices that have dynamic addresses, the DHCP may try and assign that IP to another computer, knocking you both off the network.

    for vista/7, right click the two screens with the little earth, also beside the time, click Network and Sharing centre, in there, you will see your current connection, click View Status, in there, same idea as above, you will see TCP/IP, go in there, set a static IP..

    If you have already tried this, you never mentioned it, it is hard to go by what you have tried and what you have not with such minimal information.

    Another thing you could try is, download a program called WireShark, let it run while you are using the internet, after it drops, stop the test, and take a look at what happen when you disconnected... It's a semi-difficult program to understand but it may give you some sort of hint.

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