I don't know if anyone can help on this but the situation is as follows... for the last 18 months I have had no problem with my home network - recently the internet connection keeps dropping and nothing has changed other than BT migrating to BT Yahoo - I have called up their helpdesk but, surprise surprise, they were worse than useless...
The set up is as follows:
Netgear ADSL modem connects to the ADSL line
ADSL modem connects into an Actiontec Wireless Gateway
The gateway then connects via cables to a Linux box and the main PC
Two other laptops are then connected via wireless to the network....
the problem is that intermittently, and increasingly regularly I have to turn the ADSL modem off and then turn it on again to get onto the internet... sometimes it can sit idle for hours and stay connected, other times I can be working away and the network will suddenly not be connected to the internet.
All machines are running W2K (except for the Linux box... obviously, which is Mandrake 9.0)
The Internet icon continues to stay lit on the modem even when the connection fails - the LAN icon flashes denoting, presumably a problem
Turning the modem off and on tends to solve the problem in the short term but is becoming a real pain
lots of points on offer since this could take some time to track down!
thanks for your help on this