Hi everyone, hope you can help.
I have a KDS laptop running XP Professional, with built in NIC card connected to CAT5 to a Netgear wireless/wired router connected to highspeed cable SEAGATE modem.
I feel the problem is with the laptop.
So continuesly I have to flush my DNS in order to receive a connection. I have WInsock Fix, in attempt to fix a possible corrupt Winsock Registry issue. I thought this helped, but it has returned. When I attempt to connect to the Internet, or Intranet, I can't get connected, run an ipconfig and I receive a valid IP address. Flush the DNS and I can then connect to the Internet and Intranet. Release and Renew won't fix the issue, only flushing the DNS.
When I am connected to the Internet, walk away for a moment and then return, I lose my connection again. At this time if I sit on a site too long, I lose connection (must flush DNS), or when I first attempt to connect to another machine on my peer to peer network (must flush DNS).
1. tried to release/renew = no help
2. Flushed DNS = temp help
3. running Winsock fix = longer temp help
4. uninstall NIC card = can't, it errors out upon attempting to uninstall in device manager
Anyone got any ideas what's causing this, or what I may have overlooked in troubleshooting the issue?