ADSL connection drops when another computer is connected to the one running the ADSL modem.
Posted on 2004-04-05
I have a machine running XP pro, which connects to the internet via a USB Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem.
The internet connection is shared using ICS.
I have another machine running Redhat 9, which is connected to the XP box by cross-wire cable, and accesses the internet through ICS.
It has worked previously for a few months, but all of a sudden, as soon as I plug the network cable into the XP machine, the ADSL connection frequently gets dropped. By frequently i mean it stays on for a few seconds!!
Ive got Norton Personal Firewall running on the XP machine, but the IP of the Redhat box is in the trusted zone.
If I run just the XP box on the internet without the Redhat machine connected the connection does not drop.
Ive tried new modem, new filters and still the same.
Can anyone shed anymore light on this??
Thanks in advance.