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Old 12-07-2007, 17:45   #1
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Flaky broadband connection.

Have a work laptop with XP Pro SP2 - fully up to date. IE Explorer 7.

Have 2 broadband lines (work / private). The private line is rock solid, no probs at all.

The work one fails every other page (or refresh). Internet Explorer cannot find the web page. Normally pressing F5 gets things working again.

The two lines have separate routers and the work one is a Linksys WAG54G. Connection is via ethernet cable.
Wife uses it wirelessly via a USB dongle and has no probs whatsoever.

So, it cannot be a contention issue (both lines on same exchange, small town).
Shouldn't be the router since the wireless aspect works fine.

What could be causing the problems?
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Old 12-07-2007, 22:01   #2
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Are they both from the same provider? If not could be the providers DNS servers, if they are it could be the wiring.

If you swop the routers over do you still see the same issue?

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Old 12-07-2007, 22:17   #3
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Both same provider (F2S).
Changng router did not make a difference. Seems to be something connected with my work laptop then.

Will try Firefox (not supposed to on work PC but what the hell).
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Check the event viewer for errors.
Check the router status page for snr and attenuation readings with attenuation in excess of 6 preferably seriously in excess to allow for fluctuations since 6.1 could become 5.5 at peak times. SNR (signal to noise ratio) as low as possible (45 is baaad). Yeah same line same exchange same dubious telephone company so double check. Checked the filters ? tried swapping with the home line ones ?
Have you tried another ethernet cable ?
tried connecting your wifes pc to the business connection ?
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Thx for that Ian - plenty to look into over the weekend.
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