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    LilAznAccommodator's Avatar Celestial Seraph
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    Dear Readers,

    I called up Champion Broadband(My Provider) and they helped me out but to no resolution because about an hour after the call the problem started again.. Now the Modem is just directly connected to my Computer and the problem still occurs... Is there a high chance the problem may be coming from the Modem itself? Because I asked teh company and they said they provide many modems and this one is the common one, but when I checked their website, the site seems 'unfinished' as the links do not work. Here is a link to the Modems site. http://www.ambitbroadband.com/broadband/U10C018.php

    Also as i forgot that I deleted my message... The problem is that my Connection 'drops' sporadicly(Randomly) and the only way I can get the connection back is by 'repairing' the connection(Double clicking the Connection Icon in Taskbar). But I mean within an hour having to do it over 10 times is a burden don't you think?

    Added information, I have tried switching the Ethernet Cables around and that didn't do much.


    Edit: It seems that the connection usually drops when I am Downloading... If I don't download and just purely surf the net the connection stays... So I am not really sure how that works out... I am not 100% positive that this is the case, but it seems to be so far.
    Last edited by LilAznAccommodator; 02-10-2006 at 11:39 PM.

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    What operating system?
    What firewall software is installed?
    Have you installed and then uninstalled any firewall software?
    What model of network card?

    Hmm, open a command prompt. Show us the output of ipconfig /all when it is working and again when it is not.

    Keep an eye on the "lease expires" time and see if it corresponds with the time the time the connections stops working.

    When it stops working try ipconfig /renew
    Does that make it start working?
    "I went over to a friend's house the other day. He was having problems with his computer and he asked me to look at it, and I realized he had Windows Me and it's like, oh no—that's your first problem."-Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell.

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    Windows XP Pro
    No firewall at all anymore

    Network Card: Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Chris La>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : chris-804373807
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : altrionet.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : altrionet.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI
    Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-EA-FB-2C-A2
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 216.165.225.1*6
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 216.165.224.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.5.5
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 216.165.239.2
    12.151.50.4
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 10, 2006 6:32:27 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 13, 2006 6:32:27 PM


    Hmmm... it does correspond... it dc's on the shown release.

    When it stops working, and I typ in ipconfig /renew.. I get the message:

    "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 2 : Unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

    But if I 'repair' the connection it works again.

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    Also... here is another link that i am asking the question in: http://www.testmy.net/forum/index.php?topic=11792.0

    By the way, I actually foudn an update to my NIC Card so I hoping that the '2-year' jump in Upgrades will help me out ><

  5. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #5
    That link dosn't seem to have anything to do with this question?

    If the newer network card driver does not fix it the next suspect is personal firewall software. Zonealarm or Norton internet security do not allways uninstall properly.

    Personally I'd use a sniffer running on another computer to see if it the computer or the cable modem that is not doing it's part of the DHCP renewal.

    This is 95% certain to be a problem with the computer rarther than the cable modem.
    "I went over to a friend's house the other day. He was having problems with his computer and he asked me to look at it, and I realized he had Windows Me and it's like, oh no—that's your first problem."-Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell.

  6. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #6
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    Its not your cable modem, its the Marvell Yukon NIC.
    There is a fix:

    http://www.planetamd64.com/lofiversi...php/t9643.html

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