Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:38 PM
One method to check where connections are lost is to use the PING utility.
Assuming you are using Windows:
0 - bring up a command line by clicking start then run and hit the enter key.
1 - see if your PC network card (the plug in the back of the PC where the ethernet cable connects, aka NIC or LAN port) is functional by testing the "loopback". To do this, type ping 127.0.0.1 at the command line, hit enter. If your network card is functioning, you wont see any timeout messages.
2 - if your NIC is ok, next see if you can ping the address of your router. If you haven't configured your router or haven't changed it's settings, refer for the documentation that came with it - its probably something like 192.168.1.1, in which case you you would type ping 192.168.1.1 then hit enter.
If you can connect to your router, then I would first make sure the config is correctly dialing the ISP with the right account name/password and is always on, and if that's ok I would look further into a few more things:
a. might you need a crossover cable to connect your router to your modem? This point has been debated in another thread in this forum I recall, but I would confirm this with your documentation
b. are you sure you've attached the cords to the right ports between your router and the modem? confirm with the router documentation
Acer Aspire 5732z
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RAM: 3 GB
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