Cable modem internet traffic sporadically stops then restarts...
Posted on 2006-05-09
I need some suggestions as to how to track down an issue with my cable modem connection.
I have a Motorola sb5101 from Adelphia. It usually goes into my wireless router and then out to the
remaining systems on my home network. The misbehavior occurs with or without the wireless router.
I've also changed the router - no change in behavior. The behavior occurs on multiple machines at home.
If I take my laptop in to a remote work location (different network), no problems. So, it's something
The best way to describe this is that the internet goes away. I cannot access any web sites (yahoo, this one,
codeproject, etc.). The general error is "abc could not be contacted." basically it times out. Now, if I wait
a little while - usually about a minute - I can then access any of the sites. In a few minutes, the process
repeats itself. The one tool I use that is always bad (the last couple of months) is a pcAnywhere connection
I use to access a remote server.
Short of an outright solution, I am looking for ideas and tools to help track down this issue.