[pcductape] Re: Network dropping momentarily?

  • From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 03:39:18 -0600

Hi Scott,

I'm running Windows xp,home edition, and I lose my connection
about 2 times a week but I know what my problem is;   it's the
local power company spiking.

I've not heard your situation before.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Scott McNay
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 7:47 PM
  Subject: [pcductape] Network dropping momentarily?

  Hi, all!

  Has anyone seen problems recently, say since the beginning
of the
  year, with all XP Pro (don't know about Home) computers on a
  losing the connection momentarily?  It shows up in two
different ways,
  either a red X appears on the connection status icon in the
task bar,
  or else you try to go to a page in IE, and you get "Page not
found" or
  something like that, and trying again immediately is
successful.  The
  problem is especially noticeable when the connection status
icon is
  turned on, and those annoying balloon tips are enabled.

  So far, I've seen it at the business of one of my
  customers, and on my own computer, and one of my co-workers
has seen
  it at the business of one of his after-hours customers, and
also on
  his own home network, and another co-worker sees it when he
has his
  computer at home and his laptop connected via a USB cable.
It's the
  biggest problem with programs that run across the network,
such as
  QuickBooks Enterprise version, which is what my customer
has, and it's
  bad enough to interfere with their work, since they often
have to get
  out of Quickbooks and then go back in, and sometimes they
have to
  retype something.  I was told that it was happening every
hour or so,
  but now, with the balloons turned on, it looks like it's
  more like twice an hour.  Without the balloons, you either
have to try
  to access the net at that moment, or notice the X in the
tray while
  it's there.

  So far, about the only common thread that we've found is
that they're
  all XP systems, and they're all on a network, and, I think,
  all on cable (via router), although I don't know about the
  with the laptop. Has anyone else seen or heard anything like


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