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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Internet connection??

Why could it be that after my computer sits idle for a while, I have to restart it to get my internet connection back. It will do this if it has been sitting for approx. a half hour. It also does this sometimes if I play an online game, and then try to open IE or Firefox. On top of that, Firefox works about 10% of the time now.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 12:23 PM
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You on DSL?? Have you recently installed antivirus/firewalls?? What about any new hardware??
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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It's been going on for a while. I have AVG free... uhhh and I had to replace the ethernet card because at my last apartment when TimeWarner came out to install the phone/modem somehow my ethernet card took a shit at exactly the same time.

I know I have some other firewall deal, but the kid who built the computer put it on there. I will look later.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 06:12 PM
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Sounds like you need to reformat.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, I can't find that icon...
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 10:16 PM
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ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
in command line will probably reset the connection without you having to restart, but it will still suck to have to do that everytime

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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you lost me there buddy... i know how to type. click on shit and play video games. anything else requires detailed instructions or hours to figure out.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 09:58 PM
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file, start, accessories, command prompt, 'ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew' is what i think he's telling you to do.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 07:35 PM
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Your nic may be turning itself off to "save power"...
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