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Hubby's netwok connection woes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by machinemessiah, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. machinemessiah

    machinemessiah Flightless Bird

    Hubby just got himself a 64 bit Windows 7 machine from Dell.
    He's been having trouble staying on line. After several loud arguments I
    finally convinced him that the source of his problem had to be in his
    pc, not our router or home network which has been running fine for
    several years. Vonage phone works fine, my XP Pro& Home machines
    aren't having any connectivity issues.
    My only experiece with Windows 7 has been running the network trouble
    shooter on HIS pc and changing the type of network from "Public" to
    "Home". Also trurned off the power saving feature on the network card.
    If my technically challenged spouse gets booted offline again should I
    look at the Windows settings for his network card or should I get on a
    Dell board to find out if anyone else is having isues with that
    card/chipset/mobo?
    Hubby is a hardcore gamer and gets very upset when he loses his
    connection. He thinks it's caused by my occasional bittorent download
    of British T/V shows.
     
  2. machinemessiah

    machinemessiah Flightless Bird

    Re: Hubby's netwok connection woes NETWORK CONNECTION

    In article <MPG.26243d1bb019a750989681@news.giganews.com>,
    cookie@aymarat.net says...
    F
    >
    >

    My arm is broken, excuse the typos
     
  3. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    Re: Hubby's netwok connection woes NETWORK CONNECTION

    On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 19:57:27 -0400, machinemessiah wrote:

    > In article <MPG.26243d1bb019a750989681@news.giganews.com>,
    > cookie@aymarat.net says...
    > F
    >>
    >>

    > My arm is broken, excuse the typos


    Damn - he really gets sore!
     
  4. machinemessiah

    machinemessiah Flightless Bird

    Re: Hubby's netwok connection woes NETWORK CONNECTION

    In article <81vct9F2hkU18@mid.individual.net>, ray@zianet.com says...
    > On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 19:57:27 -0400, machinemessiah wrote:
    >
    > > In article <MPG.26243d1bb019a750989681@news.giganews.com>,
    > > cookie@aymarat.net says...
    > > F
    > >>
    > >>

    > > My arm is broken, excuse the typos

    >
    > Damn - he really gets sore!
    >

    lol,
    I fell on the ice.
    Not his fault.
     
  5. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 19:32:50 -0400, machinemessiah wrote:

    > Hubby just got himself a 64 bit Windows 7 machine from Dell.
    > He's been having trouble staying on line. After several loud arguments I
    > finally convinced him that the source of his problem had to be in his
    > pc, not our router or home network which has been running fine for
    > several years. Vonage phone works fine, my XP Pro& Home machines
    > aren't having any connectivity issues.
    > My only experiece with Windows 7 has been running the network trouble
    > shooter on HIS pc and changing the type of network from "Public" to
    > "Home". Also trurned off the power saving feature on the network card.
    > If my technically challenged spouse gets booted offline again should I
    > look at the Windows settings for his network card or should I get on a
    > Dell board to find out if anyone else is having isues with that
    > card/chipset/mobo?
    > Hubby is a hardcore gamer and gets very upset when he loses his
    > connection. He thinks it's caused by my occasional bittorent download
    > of British T/V shows.
    >


    Since you say you have no other Windows 7 experience, I am guessing that
    you let W7 set him up as a Homegroup instead of a Workgroup. I am also
    assuming your other computers are older and have Workgroup networking. If
    both are true, switch Hubby's computer to the Workgroup.

    Try posting in a networking group, although I doubt that there's one
    specifically for 7. Or just wait - there are people in this NG who know
    more than I do (lots of them!).

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  6. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    Re: Hubby's netwok connection woes NETWORK CONNECTION

    On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 19:57:27 -0400, machinemessiah <cookie@aymarat.net>
    wrote:

    >In article <MPG.26243d1bb019a750989681@news.giganews.com>,
    >cookie@aymarat.net says...
    >>

    >My arm is broken, excuse the typos


    From your previous post, "Hubby is a hardcore gamer and gets very
    upset when he loses his connection."

    Wow, you weren't kidding about him getting upset. ;-)

    There have been cases where BT downloads have caused routers to lock
    up, but if that were the case it should affect you and hubby equally,
    so I don't think that's the problem.

    If it happens again, please clarify whether he's only losing his
    Internet access or whether he's completely dropping off the LAN.
     
  7. machinemessiah

    machinemessiah Flightless Bird

    Re: Hubby's netwok connection woes NETWORK CONNECTION

    In article <u11lr5h3vee1052ibpq1gn64erojsp47pa@4ax.com>,
    none@none.invalid says...
    > On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 19:57:27 -0400, machinemessiah <cookie@aymarat.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >In article <MPG.26243d1bb019a750989681@news.giganews.com>,
    > >cookie@aymarat.net says...
    > >>

    > >My arm is broken, excuse the typos

    >
    > From your previous post, "Hubby is a hardcore gamer and gets very
    > upset when he loses his connection."
    >
    > Wow, you weren't kidding about him getting upset. ;-)
    >
    > There have been cases where BT downloads have caused routers to lock
    > up, but if that were the case it should affect you and hubby equally,
    > so I don't think that's the problem.
    >
    > If it happens again, please clarify whether he's only losing his
    > Internet access or whether he's completely dropping off the LAN.
    >
    >

    I can always see him on the router even when he can't access the
    internet. Neither of my XP machines can see him. That's ok because we
    don't share files.
    I have my Bittorrent client seriously throttled. It will crash the
    router if I kept the number of allowed connections at their defaults.
    I only use 2 private, ratioed trackers where people are expected to mind
    their manners.
     
  8. machinemessiah

    machinemessiah Flightless Bird

    In article <1lt6xp22aczuy.1or3e70874lto$.dlg@40tude.net>, not-
    me@other.invalid says...
    snip
    > Since you say you have no other Windows 7 experience, I am guessing that
    > you let W7 set him up as a Homegroup instead of a Workgroup. I am also
    > assuming your other computers are older and have Workgroup networking. If
    > both are true, switch Hubby's computer to the Workgroup.
    >
    > Try posting in a networking group, although I doubt that there's one
    > specifically for 7. Or just wait - there are people in this NG who know
    > more than I do (lots of them!).
    >
    >

    Not too many Windows 7 groups yet either.
    I think the error was he chose "public" which is allegedly more secure.
    He's on a simple home network, he should stick to that. It worked fine
    in the past. I used to be able to see his Vista machines on my pcs.
    Now I can only see his pc on the router.
    I'll have to get on his machine to see if he's on a homegroup or
    workgroup.
    He set the new pc up himself. I only got on it to get him to stop
    yelling. Rather funny that I got him back online in less than a minute.
     
  9. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 22:04:52 -0400, machinemessiah wrote:

    > In article <1lt6xp22aczuy.1or3e70874lto$.dlg@40tude.net>, not-
    > me@other.invalid says...
    > snip
    >> Since you say you have no other Windows 7 experience, I am guessing that
    >> you let W7 set him up as a Homegroup instead of a Workgroup. I am also
    >> assuming your other computers are older and have Workgroup networking. If
    >> both are true, switch Hubby's computer to the Workgroup.
    >>
    >> Try posting in a networking group, although I doubt that there's one
    >> specifically for 7. Or just wait - there are people in this NG who know
    >> more than I do (lots of them!).
    >>
    >>

    > Not too many Windows 7 groups yet either.


    That's why we're here :)

    > I think the error was he chose "public" which is allegedly more secure.
    > He's on a simple home network, he should stick to that. It worked fine
    > in the past. I used to be able to see his Vista machines on my pcs.
    > Now I can only see his pc on the router.
    > I'll have to get on his machine to see if he's on a homegroup or
    > workgroup.


    I hope what I said turns out to help you...though I'm not sure of the odds.

    > He set the new pc up himself. I only got on it to get him to stop
    > yelling. Rather funny that I got him back online in less than a minute.


    I get more yelling when I try to help ;-)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  10. Paul E. Baronowsky

    Paul E. Baronowsky Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 19:32:50 -0400, machinemessiah <cookie@aymarat.net>
    wrote:

    >Hubby just got himself a 64 bit Windows 7 machine from Dell.
    >He's been having trouble staying on line.


    FWIW: I had a similar problem while using both WIN XP (on a Dell) and
    Win7-64bit (on a HP). After resetting my cable modem and wireless
    router, I would have a stable internet connection for only 10-15
    minutes, then it would be lost: my router could not find my ISP's mail
    server, NNTP server, or any web server. (In that case, none of the
    computers on my home network could connect to the internet - until I
    went through the reset routine again.)

    The problem turned out to be my Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N broadband
    router. I replaced it with a Belkin G Wireless router - at my ISP's
    suggestion - and have had stable inetnet connection ever since.

    When I talked with others afterwards, I was told that Linksys routers
    were known to have problems with connections to some ISPs.

    As far as I am concerned, a router is a magic, black box. But one of
    my sons, who is a computer pro, said that a possible cause could be
    that my ISP's routers periodically request a handshake with my router.
    If my router replied only once - after resetting - then I would lose
    the connection after the next request, because my router did not
    reply.

    I dunno! I trust Cisco to know routers. I find it hard to believe that
    a company of their stature would market a router they had reason to
    believe would not work with some ISPs.

    In any case, this is my experience. YMMV.

    Best Wishes,
    Paul B.
     
  11. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    Home network is a scheme that is really only useful between Win7 computers
    in a home situation.
    Use which ever of the other choices more closely matches your network.

    "machinemessiah" <cookie@aymarat.net> wrote in message
    news:MPG.26243d1bb019a750989681@news.giganews.com...
    > Hubby just got himself a 64 bit Windows 7 machine from Dell.
    > He's been having trouble staying on line. After several loud arguments I
    > finally convinced him that the source of his problem had to be in his
    > pc, not our router or home network which has been running fine for
    > several years. Vonage phone works fine, my XP Pro& Home machines
    > aren't having any connectivity issues.
    > My only experiece with Windows 7 has been running the network trouble
    > shooter on HIS pc and changing the type of network from "Public" to
    > "Home". Also trurned off the power saving feature on the network card.
    > If my technically challenged spouse gets booted offline again should I
    > look at the Windows settings for his network card or should I get on a
    > Dell board to find out if anyone else is having isues with that
    > card/chipset/mobo?
    > Hubby is a hardcore gamer and gets very upset when he loses his
    > connection. He thinks it's caused by my occasional bittorent download
    > of British T/V shows.
    >
    >
     
  12. Bill Yanaire

    Bill Yanaire Flightless Bird

    "machinemessiah" <cookie@aymarat.net> wrote in message
    news:MPG.26243d1bb019a750989681@news.giganews.com...
    > Hubby just got himself a 64 bit Windows 7 machine from Dell.
    > He's been having trouble staying on line. After several loud arguments I
    > finally convinced him that the source of his problem had to be in his
    > pc, not our router or home network which has been running fine for
    > several years. Vonage phone works fine, my XP Pro& Home machines
    > aren't having any connectivity issues.


    Several loud arguments? You are yelling at the poor guy for working on his
    PC? Maybe you should get laid. Then you won't want to yell so much!


    > My only experiece with Windows 7 has been running the network trouble
    > shooter on HIS pc and changing the type of network from "Public" to
    > "Home". Also trurned off the power saving feature on the network card.
    > If my technically challenged spouse gets booted offline again should I
    > look at the Windows settings for his network card or should I get on a
    > Dell board to find out if anyone else is having isues with that
    > card/chipset/mobo?


    You probably bitch at him constantly and the poor guy is too scared to do
    anything on his own. Maybe you should get laid. Then he won't seem so
    henpecked.


    > Hubby is a hardcore gamer and gets very upset when he loses his
    > connection. He thinks it's caused by my occasional bittorent download
    > of British T/V shows.


    Maybe he is a hardcore gamer because he doesn't get laid. If you paid more
    attention to him, maybe he would power down the computer and spend more time
    with you. Just think, if both of you got laid, there would be less yelling,
    screaming, and throwing things around.


    If that doesn't work, move out.!
     

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