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#1 Uraiser

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 05:28 PM

Its either here or hardware I go to for modem problems. Anyway, I'm Running a Toshiba PCX1100U USB Cable Modem (NDIS 5), and everything runs fine and dandy for this several year old modem. I'll be online for several hours and then for no reason at all, the modem will lose the cable signal. The computer responds to this as if the modem has been unplugged and plugged back in. It then searches for a new cable signal, and reconnects. now, Im running aol broadband through Time warner.. And when this happens, AOL freezes, but I understand why. Thats not what im worried about, What im wondering is why the modem does this..


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I meant to say that this isnt a mal-ware problem either. This has been going on since before I reformatted 2 months ago.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:59 PM

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Since your modem seems to "reboot" after a few hours. I would suggest going into the modem configurations and get your modem levels. Then check with AOL to see what their parameters are for stable service. Without knowing, for sure. You could be running the ragged edge for db loss acceptability, and dropping the signal.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:32 PM

Uraiser,

Since your modem seems to "reboot" after a few hours. I would suggest going into the modem configurations and get your modem levels. Then check with AOL to see what their parameters are for stable service. Without knowing, for sure. You could be running the ragged edge for db loss acceptability, and dropping the signal.

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Though my comp skills are slightly higher than average, im still learning every day, Networking as i said in another post is still very new to me. How would I do these things? And what is "DB"?

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:28 PM

Uraiser,

With most modems you can go to 192.168.100.1 in your browser window to see the configurations and settings as well as logs. Check your user guide if that is not the IP or even possible. But you should get something like this if you are able to:

Downstream Value
Frequency 567000000 Hz Locked
Signal to Noise Ratio 36 dB
Power Level 3 dBmV
The Downstream Power Level reading is a snapshot taken at the time this page was requested. Please Reload/Refresh this Page for a new reading

Upstream Value
Channel ID 5
Frequency 21600000 Hz Ranged
Power Level 44 dBmV

Those are my levels from a Motorola Surfboard modem.

A quick definition of dB is as follows: The decibel, or dB, is a means of expressing the gain of an active device (such as an amplifier) or the loss in a passive device (such as an attenuator or length of cable). It is simply the ratio of output to input expressed in logarithmic form. The decibel was developed by the telephone company to express the gain or loss in telephone transmission systems (Excerpt from here.)

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:57 AM

I had a similar problem with my cable modem and VoIP telephone. It was cracks in the coax wire running from the pole to the house. Evidently squirrls love the taste of the coax wire (the is what the tech told me) and this is not that uncommon of a problem.
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