Users have to repair the local area connection many times a day.
Posted on 2004-04-21
We have 9 users using 1 cable modem connection the cable modem is hooked to a cisco switch and a home run to each computer. 5 of the computers are new dell's XP-Pro 2.4 ghz.- 1 is a HP XP-Pro1.5ghz.- 1 is a Gateway Win 2000 pro Pentium III and the other 2 computer are win 98se pentium III's. Most times not all users are accessing the internet at the same time.
The networking and file sharing and printer sharing between the computers are great no problems at all.
The problem is the XP-Pro's drop or loose the connection to the internet and the operator has to "repair the Connection". Sometimes the operator may go for hours and not loose the connection, other times the connection may drop 3-4 times in an hour. It has never happened that all XP's drop their internet connection at the same time.
Equipment includes Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch, Cisco 806 router, Prolog(Penteladata) cable connection 400 up/down, static IP address.
Any suggestions for a fix would be appreciated I am not the sharpest pencil when it comes to this kind of a problem.
Chet Ricewick(IT Dept)