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No Internet Connection Upon Restart

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#1 DavidAg02


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:51 PM

One of my parents PC's is having a problem that I haven't been able to figure out, and I'm hoping this board can help.

If you restart the computer for any reason, it will not connect to the internet upon restarting. The odd thing is that I can get it to work, if I unplug the ethernet cable while the computer is rebooting and then plug it back in after the restart is complete. If I simply leave it connected the entire time, then I get no connection.

The setup is 2 PC's, one running XP and one running 2000 using a D-Link router and Time Warner cable modem. The one having the issue is running 2000.

Thanks for your help everyone!!

Houston, TX

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:47 PM


It could be a timeout period. In order for windows to connect to the internet it must first recieve packets from the router, it could be that when the system restarts it does not send or recieve any packets. when you plug in the cable, it will automatically send and recieve packets.

What firewall are you using? some firewalls refuse to let any traffic in or out of the system until the firewall is started.


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