Two strange problems

By troxartas ยท 4 replies
Sep 11, 2008
  1. Sorry, I haven't had the chance to search the previous boards for a possible solution. I'll try to be as clear as possible with my problem. I have a cable connection through comcast. When the computer shuts down after a specific period of time (after the screensaver runs for a little while) and goes into hibernation mode, when I move the mouse and bring it back, I cannot reconnect to the internet. I've tried all the usual stuff, unplugging the cable modem, the ethernet cable, even the cable itself, and nothing. I have to restart the whole system. Formerly, I could put the modem on hold and then when I brought the computer out of hibernation, i'd take the hold off and I'd be able to get back on. Strange, I know. Any ideas?
    My second problem is with the new Firefox, and I can't find a solution on the net anywhere. Ever since I upgraded to the new version, when I close my firefox window and then try to open it later, all of my bookmarks, option settings and everything else is gone. Once again, only after a restart of the system will they come back.
    I apologize for the length of this post, but I'm desperate for a solution! Thank you all.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    This is a symptom for the update of the router firmware AND the Ethernet driver.
    The issue is your system is not responding correctly to a /release /renew cycle
    and is unable to find the DHCP service.

    FF 3.x has issues; suggest you regress to 2.x
  3. troxartas

    troxartas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Thanks for the reply! Would I be able to find these updates online?
  4. zoljin

    zoljin TS Rookie

    hmmm gooood question..
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    You need the
    make/model number of the router and
    the name / version of the ethernet adaptor.

    then go online and google 'firmware make/model number'
    and again 'driver update name / version'

    On the ethernet device, use your Device Manager to find the description
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