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outgoing internet connectivity and the Taskbar Tray icon

November 22, 2012 at 19:54:47
Specs: Windows XP MCE SP3, 1.794 GHz / 1370 GB Ram

Sometimes my computer won't connect to the internet.

I am connected to a router that is connected to a cable modem and sometimes after a reboot or if I disable then enable connectivity, it takes a long time (5-15 minutes) for my internet connection to work.

The icon in Taskbar Tray always shows that it is connected immediately after being enabled and if I were to disconnect the LAN wire manually it will show as disconnected.

I use the Command Prompt and type "ipconfig" to see that I am connected to the router (wich always works) but when I try to ping the router using the known DNS numbers, I usually get a "Request timed out" reply. I used to use the ping command as described to me by the router Technical Support Team, but I noticed recently that I can load web pages even if the "Request timed out" prompt occurs.

I read somewhere that SP2 is supposed to have the "ping" ability disabled so I guess that might concern me as I have SP3.

Sometimes if I right click on the Network Icon in the Taskbar Tray and select for it to Repair it will work shortly after, but lately it hasn't been the fix. Waiting minutes on end seems to do it, but waiting around reloading web pages is not very enjoyable.

Is there something that I can do so that when the LAN Tray icon appears as working, it actually works?

....so confusing trying to troubleshoot this problem...


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#1
November 22, 2012 at 20:03:01

What is the model of your router?

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#2
November 23, 2012 at 08:49:38

When you get the problem temporarily turn off your virus checker and any third party firewall - just to see if they have any bearing on it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
November 23, 2012 at 23:38:37

Since you are getting local area connection cable disconnected there are serveral reasons

1 a faulty network interface card ---- try with other system
2 a currupted network card driver --- try uninstall and reinstall network driver ( http://fix-target.com/unistall-a-de... can find the network device under Network Adapaters)
3 A physical connection problem----try with other system - if still have problems -try changing the cable -if still have problems replace the router


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#4
December 17, 2012 at 11:02:50

Turning both the virus protection and the firewall off doesn't seem to work.

What I have noticed is if I restart the computer at least once, sometimes twice, for some reason it fixes itself.

Unfortunately I have no control over the router so it is pointless for me to mention the make and model.

The LAN works fine other than it is connected using powerline wiring and is very slow(less than 1Mps), its the wireless connection that gives me problems.

Having to restart a computer to have its wireless network work properly (after disabling it when not in use) does not seem the correct behavior a computer should have.

Is that normal?


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#5
December 17, 2012 at 12:13:56

Has your network card any sort of power saving option? If so try turning that option off - it might have some bearing on it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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