Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:53 PM
Make and model number of the router and the cable modem?
Who's your ISP?
Edit: Are you saying the wireless connected PC's did not experience drop outs when the directly connected one did?
Run some ping tests:
You need to know the IP address of the internet gateway/router. Then do Start>Run and type cmd
to open a command window.
At the prompt type ipconfig
this will show you your own address and should show you the gateway address.
At the prompt type ping -l 256 -w 10 <ip address>
where obviously <ip address> is replaced by the gateway address you found above and "-l" is minus lower case L.
If you experience packet losses or lengthy delays (50ms or more) then -
Buy a brand new Cat5E patch cable to use between the PC and the router. Replace the Ethernet card in the PC.
Edited by Rimmer, 29 December 2005 - 11:02 PM.
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