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    Internet connection disappears

    I have Windows 7 on both my desktop and laptop. Only on my desktop does this happen: After connecting to the internet several times (the number and time intervals vary randomly) I lose the ability to connect -- either via Firefox or IE. I restart my computer and I can connect. This does not affect email or other connections to my isp. Since this never happens on my laptop (using the same router), I have ruled out an isp or router problem.

    Herb Reed

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb.reed@tx.rr.com View Post
    Since this never happens on my laptop (using the same router), I have ruled out an isp or router problem.

    Herb Reed
    I assume you're using wifi, so my first suggestion would be to change the channel your wifi is transmitting on. I had a similar problem (though mine was failing to connect initially, rather than losing the connection). It only affected the desktop, not the laptop, and was very intermittent - occurring once or twice a week.

    Changing the wi-fi channel to 1 or 13 (can't remember which) solved the problem totally.

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