random internet disconnections

April 12, 2009 at 19:55:26
Specs: Windows XP
I am getting random internet disconnections for some reason...it started happening once I got the new router...but the disconnections are short. I can get back on after a minute or so. When i disconnect, everyone else on the network also disconnects including the people on the other router.Also one more question for people on the other router, if theyre downloading stuff for example will it affect people on my router? Please help! ty
Here are my networking specs:

* DI-704P revC(router1)- IM ON THIS ONE
* DI-604(router2)
* Shaw ISP (extreme speed i think)
* Total of 4 people on router
* total of 7 people in whole network
* Network map is Modem>Switch>Router1&Router2>Computers
* Switch model is DSS-8+
* if need any other specs, just ask =D

TY FOR THE HELP EVEN IF U DIDN'T REALLY HELP


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#1
April 12, 2009 at 20:18:39
Two questions come to mind.

Why is the modem plugged into the switch. The modem should be plugged into the router and the router into the switch.

Why are you using two routers when one is enough. With an eight port switch and seven users you don't need two routers, especially as they both have 4 port switches built in. One router and the switch will give you the ability to connect ten computers.

Unless there is some detail you haven't mentioned you are making things far more complicated than they need to be.

Stuart


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#2
April 12, 2009 at 21:13:37
Well have you tried the proper wizard networking? The mapping of your network is definitely wrong you must try to redoing it. connections is must be like Stuart said

A tons of downloading is really going to make the bandwith really thin. I think you have to restrict some of the downloading. They are going to be a big problem if they keep on doing it .

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#3
April 12, 2009 at 21:39:08
well...why do we have 2 routers? its really not my problem...my dads like if we put the downloader on the other router his downloading wwont affect us as much cause were on the other router thats the reason for the switch and 2 routers...otherwise i wud just get a router with more ports instead of 2 routers...AND i dont NOT have a connection at all just random disconnections here and there...and my network map...i think i just wrote it wrong im pretty sure its right. and downloading does make bandwith thin...but its not just me who disconnects, is evreyone on the whole netwoork, people on both routers, doesnt matter which, disconnect

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#4
April 13, 2009 at 03:19:03
>> my dads like if we put the downloader on the other router his downloading wwont affect us as much cause were on the other router thats the reason for the switch and 2 routers.. <<

That is incorrect thinking. The only time that is going to do anything is of you have two completely separate Internet connections. With two routers on the same Internet connection they are both going to be sharing the same bandwidth so one or two isn't going to make any difference.

>> otherwise i wud just get a router with more ports instead of 2 routers..<<

Thays what the switch is for. A a four port router is is a router with a four port switch built in.

Get the topology right first. Confirm that the wiring is as previously described then it might be possible to do some logical troubleshooting.

Stuart


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#5
April 13, 2009 at 11:14:12
as i thot... the switch wont matter for making the downloader affect us less by being on another router. but right now i cant change my networking. the point of the switch right now is to seperate the 2 ip adresses given by shaw and distribute them towards the 2 routers. The other reason for the 2 routers is that we have alot of people on our network but that isnt the main reason for it. and what does topology mean? (im not at an expert level for networking, at MOST intermediate level

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