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    Star Lounger
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    Lose internet connection few minutes after boot

    Problem

    Normally fast desktop stops connecting to internet, following first few successful connections after first boot or re-start. Machine connects OK on booting, or after re-start, but then fails to connect after a period of non use (5 mins, onwards).

    But laptop, using identical software & same ADSL ethernet cable & router, connects OK

    Background

    Windows XP SP3
    Internet Explorer
    Outlook Express

    ADSL via ethernet cable, to Zyxel router (new, with all cabling new)

    Tried

    Everything I know! i.e.
    • Run McAfee virus scans
    • Run Ad-aware scans
    • Run Sophos anti root kit scans
    • Compared all settings on both computers the same
    • Tried using each one of 4 available ports on the router
    • BT engineers physically checked line
    HELP, plse

    Any thoughts would be hugely welcome, plse

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    Are you disconnecting?

    Does the connection drop?

    Are you shutting down IE & OE and then restarting?

    What version of IE?

    Is the PC up-to-date with patches?

    Have you checked the power management settings?

    Joe

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