Keep having to reset router for internet

By mr_newbie
Apr 5, 2008
  1. often when i "Switch User" in XP and log back in later, the internet stops working. So then i have to reset my router using the on/off button - and the internet will suddenly work again.

    This setup has worked fine for a few years, but only recently ive been getting this problem. Any ideas why this might be happening?

    My router is an Origo ASR-8400 (non-wireless)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Try a new router
  3. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    Firewall software, such as, Zone Alarm can have this effect if the router is not in the trusted zone. A second computer can be used to confirm that the router is the problem.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,840   +896

    start with the simple stuff first; update the router firmware and your NIC & WiFi drivers

    the system is not responding correctly to a /RELEASE - /RENEW cycle.
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