Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:23 AM
Wasn't exactly sure what forums to post this in...
I have been having a recurring issue with maintaining a solid internet connection through my ISP for the past 5 years. Basically, my modem will randomly disconnect, and then reconnect approx 20 seconds later and it is good for a little bit. There are times when it has a fit and I have a disconnect/reconnect every few minutes. It seems to occur when there is some sort of sharp temperature change outside (yes, I have actually monitored that!) or when a large packet of information is sent (I play WoW and it occurs very very often when a large pull occurs in a 25-man instance).
I was told by one tech several years ago that there are temperature sensors out at the main lines that will "open" and "close" with the temperature to increase/decrease the signal. I did purchase a signal booster from Radio Shack and have the gain turned up almost all the way... yet I still have this issue. When I have had techs out at my house, they have done a signal test on my lines and have determined that there is nothing at all wrong with the physical lines coming from the main line, to the house, and inside the house.
I use a Linksys Cable Modem and a Netgear G Router... I have a direct Cat6 cable running from my router to my computer. When I disconnect, I visibly see that the modem loses connection.
Thank you in advance!