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After working for few mintues the internet connection stop working

and only restart is working

after restart again work only for few mintues

without it the computer is working ok

any ideas?
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Question by:oferweisglass
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by:blue_zee
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Is it an USB modem?

Does the modem turn off?

If the above is true you may need a self powered USB hub, similar to this one:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Doc/images/c00169300.jpg

or

http://www.classsource.com/page-new.asp?query=HUB203

Zee
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by:oferweisglass
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no

this is network modem

and when working with other computer the modem and connection is working great
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by:BillDL
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Check the following settings:
1. Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options > "Connection" tab.
2. Select the Internet Dial-Up Connection and click "Settings" button then "Advanced" button in the new dialog.
3. Make sure that the following options are UNchecked:
   "Disconnect if Idle for ...  seconds"  and  "Disconnect if connection is no longer needed".
4. Make sure you "Apply" the changes and reboot the system.
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Marc Z earned 200 total points
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You say, you are restarting to get back online.  Do you mean Rebooting the entire computer or just your Browser?

1.If the computer, I would say, look for Virus or spyware.
Start with the Security Tango and don't skip any steps.  Keep in mind there is no System Restore in Win98 so you do not have to turn that off.

2. Download and run winsockfix. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Network-Tweak/WinSockFix.shtml 
It fixes corrupt tcp/ip registry entries and rebuilds the other parts of tcp.


If no joy, Then we will do this step.
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Install, run and select Save Log.  when the Log comes up, cut and paste it to here. http://www.hijackthis.de/ Select the Analyze button at the bottom, when  results popup, Copy the link at the bottom of the page (save analysis) and paste it in your post here at EE.  This will give us a link to look at your results for three days.
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by:My name is Mud
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Change the NIC...
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by:Marc Z
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Thanks oferweisglass,

Can you tell us which worked so others can benefit also?  

My bet is the winsockfix

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