Random disconnecting

July 9, 2009 at 15:33:13
Specs: Windows XP
I have been having a weird issue with my wireless router for the last few days that proves to be rather bothersome. For some odd reason, my laptop disconnects from the internet ever 10 to 15 minutes for about 10 seconds and then reconnects all on its own. Normally, I connect directly to the router using a cable. I have tried using a new cable, and I have even tried just not using the cable. Heck, I've even gone through and unplugged everything. Nothing I have tried seems to stop the random disconnects.

Is there anything else I can try?


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#1
July 9, 2009 at 16:13:52
Look at the event viewer for errors. Download, update & run anti malware from malwarebytes.org

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#2
July 9, 2009 at 16:20:36
My computer does a virus scan everyday.

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#3
July 9, 2009 at 17:37:26
I figure you probably won't believe this but I had the same problem.

It turned out to be the HP Print from internet program. Kept logging itself on to the net and then disconnecting the computer. Then the computer would reestablish the connection.

Took me almost a month to find the damn thing.

Uninstalled that one part of the HP 's MANY programs it loads when it installs and the problem went away.

Very, very weird, but it worked.

What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.
Confucius


- Plato


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#4
July 9, 2009 at 17:46:56
Sweet! How do I remove that program/function?

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#5
July 9, 2009 at 18:31:12
Add/Remove programs.

I used Revo Uninstaller, which is much more thorough.

Your choice.

What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.
Confucius


- Plato


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#6
July 9, 2009 at 18:38:48
HP Print? I don't see that anywhere.

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#7
July 9, 2009 at 18:59:21
Those lousy anti virus programs are worthless. Anti malware beats them hands down.

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#8
July 10, 2009 at 03:03:51
If you don't have an HP Printer installed, you won't have that. But look in event viewer for something that tries to connect to the internet at random times.

that should tell you which program is disrupting your connection.

What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.
Confucius


- Plato


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#9
July 10, 2009 at 07:51:18
Ready for another novice question? What is this event viewer?

Forgive me, but I know very little about computers


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#10
July 10, 2009 at 17:26:08
Click, start, run, type eventvwr & press enter. There are three log files. Look for errors there.

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#11
September 25, 2009 at 22:06:38
i have the same problem. how do you look for errors. what programs could be causing the problem. how do you get it to tell you what program is causing the problem?

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