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kentmonkey
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Bizarely all afternoon I've only managed to get Google and AATG on my laptop. Can't quite work out what is going on, but every other site tells me I'm not connected! o_O
#1 at 17:21:22 - 25/05/2007
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Sounds like your ISP DNS server has a problem. Do they offer an alternative one you can point your router at?
#2 at 17:24:26 - 25/05/2007
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Try to ping a domain, say www.microsoft.com, if the response returns 'could not find host' then you probably have a DNS issue. Or at least trouble routing to your DNS servers.

Next step is to run: ipconfig /all ..and use tracert to test the route to your DNS servers.
#3 at 17:28:24 - 25/05/2007
kentmonkey
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Pulled the plug put of router, plugged it back in, waited 30 seconds, problem solved.

Now that's the sort of technical level I can deal with!!! :o)
#4 at 17:29:52 - 25/05/2007
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Pah! I bet the ATM was down on your ADSL router.

/talks to the walls
#5 at 17:31:46 - 25/05/2007
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Have you tried turning it off and back on again?


:)
#6 at 17:31:53 - 25/05/2007
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:o)

I've had that advice so many times and it's never worked before!!!
#7 at 17:43:15 - 25/05/2007
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Actually there is a bigger problem.

It's done this for a while now but whenever I leave the router on (turn it off when I go to bed but for the rest of the day it is on) and turn the laptop off on to standby, it doesn't connect to the router, even though it's telling me it is.

Now that was what the problem was today, it will connect it seems today to any site I've already been on, but nothing else.

To connect to anything else I have to reset the router.

But on every other day, whenever the laptop has been turned back on from Hibernation, it won't connect (again although it says it has).

I have to reset the laptop and router in order for it to connect.

Is this normal? Have I got a setting wrong somewhere?
#8 at 20:01:10 - 25/05/2007
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Well those sites you *think* you're getting through to are probably cached on your HDD. You're loading them locally. Hitting F5 would probably cause a server unavailable message. Probably.

Sounds like your router is 'dropping' you from it's DHCP table i.e. the IP address you've been allocated is longer valid, or perhaps you've got a problem with the line. You need to get the manual out I'm afraid! The first *might* be fixed by setting DHCP to allow you to use your IP address longer.

Was it working fine up until today? No-one has been changing anything? If so, then maybe it's the line.
#9 at 20:14:28 - 25/05/2007
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Just manually assign yourself an IP, it saves pissing about.
#10 at 20:23:04 - 25/05/2007
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Nope same today as ever and it definitely loaded AATG and Google, I was doing searches on Google and replying to threads on AATG.

How do I assign myself an IP address (stupid monkey!)
#11 at 21:53:19 - 25/05/2007
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/bump

For the past few days the wireless internet connection here has been very unstable. It randomly disconnects every few minutes or so. What I found strange is that according to the little symbol that tells me the strength of the wireless connection it never disconnected. All four bars are always there, yet I can't load website and every web-based service stops working. It's as if something blocked the traffic. Any tips?
#12 at 15:59:51 - 06/09/2011
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Have you checked the proxy settings? Or might just be the router, trying rebooting it.
#13 at 16:30:15 - 06/09/2011
Syrok
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As far as I can tell it's not a problem with the router. Just used the Networks Diagnostics tool. Seems to be the ISP. :/
#14 at 17:22:20 - 06/09/2011
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If you were over here, I'd say you're getting the standard UK ISP experience :)

As you're not though, it does sound suspiciously like your ISP has local connection problems or they're mucking around reconfiguring stuff without telling their customers (again, this is the sort of stuff BT do on a daily basis)

Hope it gets sorted soon. Does anything change over a wired connection btw? Any more stable?
#15 at 17:41:50 - 06/09/2011
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Could be a wifi interference thing. Ping the router a few times and see if any packets are being dropped.

Get InSSIDer, it's a tool that lists all the wireless access points that your wifi adapter can see and plots a graph of their signal strength across the channel spectrum.

If your router is overlapping with another then you can get transmission loss. Identify a channel range that your router will dominate and set your router to use the value slap bang in the middle.

Some routers have an auto setting for wifi channel but it can only choose a channel based on what wireless access points it can see. The location you want to use your laptop may have a different optimal channel.
#16 at 22:18:32 - 06/09/2011

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