Posted 30 October 2005 - 10:14 PM
Sorry no-one has been able to help you so far, its an interesting problem and you describe it well.
the DHCP was unstable
Any more detail on that?
The fact that it worked after you did a release all and renew all would imply that it is a DHCP problem.
I'm really guessing here but could you have two devices acting as DHCP servers?
Could you switch to static IP?
Are there other PCs accessing the router?
I'd recommend you activate the router firewall ASAP and make sure your laptop anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are up-to-date.
Edited by Rimmer, 30 October 2005 - 10:18 PM.
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