When using my xp box I get an error message that states "local area connection a network cable in unplugged". I am conencted through a linksys router. I can browse the internet while the message is not up but for a brief moment when the message is up my connection to the internet is disabled. I tried new cables, I tries new ports on my router, I tried to uninstall my nic card drivers. There are no updated drivers available for my nic card.
I am thinking it is maybe a bad nic card or I need a firmware upgrade for my router? I do not think it is the cable because I have 3 other computers coming off the same router, windows 98 and a window2k systems that do not have these problems. I can ping yahoo.com without interruption on both of my other box's but not my xp box. When the window pops up in my systray I lose connection for a brief second.
This is quite annoying because I like to play online games and I cant because I get disconnected. The windows comes up at least once every 15 seconds.