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Internet connection problem - help please!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by potter99, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. potter99

    potter99 Flightless Bird

    Hi. I hope someone is able to cast some light on a problem. We have a
    home network (all computers running XP) some wired and some wireless.
    For about a month now we have intermittent connection problems in that
    any one computer (randomly) will not connect to internet. I think all of
    the computers have suffered from the problem. Rebooting the affected
    computer makes no difference but rebooting the router can sort it until
    the next time. Even my mobile phone occasionally cannot connect. In
    Firefox the message is just "server not found". Pinging an IP address
    results in a time out. The computer that is currently affected shows an
    IP address of 192.168.1.68 and DNS servers of 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. The
    default gateway and DHCP server are shown as 192.168.1.254 (and subnet
    mask as 255.255.255.0). My technical expertise extends to being able to
    find the addresses and ping things:confused:! Any help would be
    gratefully received.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "potter99" <potter99.44f8mg@no.email.invalid> said this in news item
    news:potter99.44f8mg@no.email.invalid...
    >
    > Hi. I hope someone is able to cast some light on a problem. We have a
    > home network (all computers running XP) some wired and some wireless.
    > For about a month now we have intermittent connection problems in that
    > any one computer (randomly) will not connect to internet. I think all of
    > the computers have suffered from the problem. Rebooting the affected
    > computer makes no difference but rebooting the router can sort it until
    > the next time. Even my mobile phone occasionally cannot connect. In
    > Firefox the message is just "server not found". Pinging an IP address
    > results in a time out. The computer that is currently affected shows an
    > IP address of 192.168.1.68 and DNS servers of 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. The
    > default gateway and DHCP server are shown as 192.168.1.254 (and subnet
    > mask as 255.255.255.0). My technical expertise extends to being able to
    > find the addresses and ping things:confused:! Any help would be
    > gratefully received.


    Sounds like an intermittent router. I would borrow a replacement router from
    your friendly PC dealer to confirm this suspicion.

    How does your mobile phone connection come into this?
     
  3. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Hi. I hope someone is able to cast some light on a problem. We have a
    > home network (all computers running XP) some wired and some wireless.
    > For about a month now we have intermittent connection problems in that
    > any one computer (randomly) will not connect to internet. I think all of
    > the computers have suffered from the problem. Rebooting the affected
    > computer makes no difference but rebooting the router can sort it until
    > the next time. Even my mobile phone occasionally cannot connect. In
    > Firefox the message is just "server not found". Pinging an IP address
    > results in a time out. The computer that is currently affected shows an
    > IP address of 192.168.1.68 and DNS servers of 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. The
    > default gateway and DHCP server are shown as 192.168.1.254 (and subnet
    > mask as 255.255.255.0). My technical expertise extends to being able to
    > find the addresses and ping things:confused:! Any help would be
    > gratefully received.
    >
    >


    Look into your system event log for tcpip or dhcp errors after having
    that problem.

    Bernd
     

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