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Intermittent connectivity.....


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#1 skorbee

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:50 PM

Wow, today I had problems. :-(

 

But then I thought I solved the problems! :-)

 

But now, four hours later, the problems have returned. :-(

 

 

 

OK, about 10 hours ago, I started losing bits & pieces of my Internet connection. It started with a certain financial website that I access everyday. In the past, the only times I have had problems with the site is for one of two reasons: on my end (virus), or on their end (their site needs fixing). Here's that site: http://www.otcbb.com/asp/quote_module.asp?qm_page=1453&symbol=CMGR

 

Then, a little later on, I started to have trouble with a couple of silly Facebook online games (Stormfall, Pirates, etc.). The interactivity lessened and then the sites told me I had to refresh (or empty the browser cache). And so I did ......and nothing happened. I lost all access.

 

Then I downloaded and ran Avast! I also ran Malwarebytes. The later found zero, while the former apparently found 4 threats. However, upon dispatching the threats, the problem persisted. 

 

 

Then comes the nightmare scenario....

 

 

I ended up calling my service provider: AT&T U-verse. WHAT .....A ........JOKE!!!!! After I explained to the guy my problem, he tried to tell me that what was wrong with my Internet connection was not covered under the contract with AT&T. Meaning, he could fix it from his end, but it would cost a whole new contract of $15 a month! I'm sorry, but that's just extortion and it's wrong. I told the guy that if AT&T cannot provide Internet to this line, that it was AT&T who owed us money and not the other way around. Then I hung up. 

 

Long story short, the AT&T guy tried saying the problem was one of "configuration".

 

 

Anyway, I was determined to solve this alleged "configuration" problem on my own. 

 

 

I did something I've never done before. I enacted  a "system restore" thingy back to April 18th (I wanted to be very sure). I normally would have used "Combofix", but it's not yet available for Windows 8.

 

 

After a couple of botched tries (apparently, I had to first switch off Avast! before the system restore could happen), it went through. And do you know what? The problem went away!  :lol:

 

That is, the problem went away .......for four hours!  :o

 

 

 

The problem is back. What do I do?

 

 

My browser is "CoolNovo". I've been using it for 3 months, ever since I realized that Windows 8 and Firefox don't get along.

 

Windows 8 is what I'm using. 

 

It's a Gateway computer, only 3 months old.

 

 

 

Any suggestions? 

 

 

Thank you!!!



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#2 skorbee

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:09 PM

Mods, could you please change the thread title to "partial connectivity"? As I think more about the problem, "partial" is a much more accurate term than "intermittent". 

 

 

Thank You!!!






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