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Old 08-23-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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Internet seems to be closing down every 14 minutes of usage....I just added firefox and also use internet explorer... I had my computer's memory upgraded today, any ideas what the issue could be or are?
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Internet seems to be closing down every 14 minutes of usage....I just added firefox and also use internet explorer... I had my computer's memory upgraded today, any ideas what the issue could be or are?
How long have you had your computer? Might be a heat issue. I'm going to have to hit the sack -- work, tomorrow. Hopefully somebody will be by soon.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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I just realized there is an internet section on this board...so i apologize for the mismatched post; however, my computer is not shutting down....it is "internet explorer" that has to shut down...not my internet service... ideas and advice...could this be a passing problem?
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:42 PM
 
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Mine does that as well, but I've not detected a time frame. I've used this same wireless router modem for the past year in 3 states without issue. I go to NC w/ Time Warner Cable and it seems to keep losing the connection.

I took it with me out of town and it works just fine. Yet back to Time Warner Cable....


hmmm......I've heard of internet companies doing what they can legally to block usage as in slow down a users connection speed and boot them off.

Is this what's happening?
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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i don't know. once it has a "problem" I can get back on it and it works...
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: kcmo
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Your problem descriptions SUCKS.. and person like myself who gets paid to fix it.. not helping me out much..

If IE is crashing every 14 minutes seek WINDOWS UPDATES immiedatly, if you have XP pick up SP3 network download..

In addition if IE still troubles you then, go to Tools, Manage Add-ons (and disable everything but flash/shockwave/adobe acrobat)

If your internet is dying via your router every 14 minutes then I suggest you do this..

type ipconfig in command (start, run type "cmd") and press ENTER

That number you find for a gateway ping it.. with this command

ping 192.168.0.1 -t (example IP)

If your internet is going down every 14 minutes as you say..

you will watch it say reply, reply, reply.. and eventually it will say connection timed out if there's a problem with your ROUTER.. until it says reply, reply again..

Another number to ping is your internet IP's gateway but that's too complex too talk about now..
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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One way to determine if there is a problem with your computer or if the problem lies elsewhere is to run Firefox and see if the same problem occurs that you see when running Internet Explorer.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Meeami
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What themaster says is what you need to do. Limit out the problem with the computer, the browser, the wireless, isp, etc. Wed need more detail to even think of helping you out.

details that may help us-
Browser version, xp sp level, computer description, wireless or plugged in, router or straight into dsl modem, isp (cable or dsl or god forbid dial up), Any messages that come up at the same time, the actiion that you do to get it 'back in', etc.
If its wireless, take the computer somewhere else and try it, or plug it directly in to the router with a cable and see if it does the same thing. Wireless can be flakey. Shoudln't have anything to do with your recently upgraded ram (but it could.. just odd).
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, Firefox is better, anyway.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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it seems to happen when i have itunes on and internet explorer on at same time...
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