I'm having an issue with my connection dropping while watching videos on an XP machine.
I will be watching a video, and usually about 7-10 minutes in, it freezes. I used to back out and refresh several times to get it going from the beginning again. Figured the slow connection.
I also have another computer with windows 7. When the XP machine freezes, I switch over to the 7 machine and see the internet connection is gone. Both on the same router using one monitor. I assume this has been happening for some time because I never thought to look at the connection before. I didn't have an icon on the taskbar for the XP until now. Now I don't need to switch over to see no internet.
What could be making this happen? I only have the basic DSL, but this only happens on the XP machine. The win7 will freeze during videos, but it doesn't drop the connection. I have ran many virus scans with no luck (as if finding one is luck).
When it drops, I either have to wait 5-10 minutes for reconnection, or I go to the router UI and it seems to get right back on after I click any setting in the router.
Any suggestions appreciated.