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Old 05-14-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Every 1-2 weeks I might lose the DSL connection for just a minute. In most cases, I will wait a minute and it will come back. A couple times, I had to restart the DSL modem.

It might be a modem problem but it only happens every 2 weeks or so - do you have small drops like this?

I have Vista and when it drops it stops showing the blue circle on the network icon. In those cases where I had to restart the modem, a yellow triangle appeared.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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It is possible you have a short in the cable running from your telephone network interface on the outside of the house to the outlet your dsl modem is connected. Do you have dsl filters for all devices connected to your phone lines? Another possibility is dropouts when your home telephone rings if you do not have filters. Then, as you mentioned, it could also be a glitch in your modem but that is less likely.
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