|I’ve recently begun having problems with my internet connection. I’ve checked/replaced the cables, the modem/gateway, and checked with the service provider. All these are problem free and work fine with the other machines in the house (laptop & PS3) but the problem only exists/persists at this particular computer.|
Symptoms: It works for a while, then goes through a series of “now you’re connected, now you’re not connected, now you’re connected again, now you’re not” over-and-over (some times for 15 minutes, sometimes more, sometimes less) then eventually looses connection altogether. If you reboot, then it works again, for a while – then starts acting up again. I’m thinking there’s something wrong with the Ethernet card(?).
Should I just unplug the cat5 and go with a wireless USB network adapter? And what if I’m running out of USB ports?