Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:30 PM
I have been struggling with an intermittent data connection for over a year and am utterly confused, bewildered and befuddled at how to fix it.
My internet connection (and speed) works great…when it works. About every fifth or tenth page I try to load, the page hangs… with the status message at the bottom (IE8) saying “waiting http…….”. Hitting stop and reload three or four times will sometimes get it working again. Sometimes I need to hit back and then restart the page…and it loads fine. Failing that, I would need to close the browser and restart the session which almost always fixes things. I’ve found almost no correlation between the hanging and the type of page being loaded
This problem isn’t limited to browsing, as my Outlook Express when asked to send/receive will hang most times, until it times out, at which time I would need to cancel and hit send/receive again. Additionally, the Playstation 3 will drop it’s connection randomly… although much less frequently than the browser or PC.
My Home Network:
• Comcast cable modem, with no less than 6Mb/s down, 2 Mb/s up
• DLink DIR655 802.1N router
• Three PC's, all running Windows XP SP3 and latest patches. Each with AVG free Virus and Zone Alarm firewall.
• Two PC’s are hard wired to router, one has both wireless and wired (docked).
• Various other wireless devices (itouch, Playstation, etc.)
• All PC’s are virus scanned often with AVG, Defender, SCI, Kasperski, Superaintispyware, Malwarebytes, ATF, Panda on-line and others
• Browsers: IE8 and Firefox
• Replaced router 3 times.
• Replace cable modem 3 times
• Taken router out (direct modem connection)
• Changed all cat5 cables
• Reset TCP/IP stack
• Reset Winsock
• Clear cache, history, cookies, etc every session
• Run negative DNS patch (e.g. no negative DNS caching)
• Confirmed all IP setting with ISP
• Asked neighbors if they experience problems (no problems reported)
• Shut off Zone alarm. AVG 9 doesn’t allow it to be turned off.
• Cut off chicken head and sprinkled blood on wires
• Checked router logs and modem logs for dropped packets...few found
Any thoughts on what else i could try or where the problem may lie??