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Internet Connection Keeps Dropping

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#1 wadeb_21


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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:12 AM

I have a brand new Dell PC its literally a week old. Everytime I turn on the machine I can get online for about 5 to 10 min then the connection drops or something, but it still says its connected when I check the connection status. The packets being sent and recieved are really low numbers I was wondering what might be causing this. I'm also using Cable if that helps.

I tried doing a repair on the conection and it tells me that it could not flush the DNS cache. So then I went into command prompt and tried flushing the DNS cache and this is the following error msg I get
Could not flush the DNS resolver cache: Function failed during execution. I'm kinda thinking about relaoding Win XP on the machine? I really don't want to do that because its a brand new machine and shouldn't be doing this. Does anyone know what is going on here I would really appreciate some help thanks.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:07 PM

I would try rebooting the entire system - the cable modem, the router and the computer - and see if that positively affects your connectivity.

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