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My laptop just started a problem....The computer will lose connection to the internet, then I have to go to repair to get back on the internet.  What can I do to correct this permanetly???
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Also are you connected by ethernet cable or wireless ?
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How are you connected to the Internet? Is your laptop connecting to a router, or directly to a DSL or cable modem? How frequently does the problem happen?

Probably the first step I'd take would be to reset the IP stack and Winsock. Assuming you're running Windows XP, go to a command prompt (Start/Run, type "cmd" in the box, and click OK), then enter the following two commands:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
Hi,
This can be caused by several problems, please give us more information.  Are you connecting with wireless or ethernet cable? Are you connecting to a network or directly to the broadband router? Is this a new problem, I mean did you have a long period with no problem and then it just started acting up? If this is the case, think of any changes you made to your system before the problem started.
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I am connected with wireless. and a network. This problem has started 6 days ago..  I made no changes.
Are you within signal range ? How is your signal ?

Have you tried running one of the programs I mentioned above ?
Do you have other computers using the same wireless signal? Are they running OK? When you lose the connection to the Internet, does your computer say that it's connected to the wireless network? (Check Control Panel, Network Connections, if not sure.) How often is it happening?
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The wireless signal is being used on 2 laptops. The disconnect still happens. I go to the repair site to fix it, over and over.
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Are there any other solutions to correct the problem I am still having?
could be the router, if you have access to it, try to reset it by either unplugging for 60secs or pressing the reset button on it, maybe looking into the setting of the router too, as in the time before it expires a session

also, set you ip to a static ip so there is no conflicts, b\c repairing would assign a new ip if the dhcp on the router is acting up.

if you need more info regarding any of that let me know

chad
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Chad I could do the first part of your solution, but I do not know how to set up to my ip or to a static ip .
OK my biggest question here is are you saying the problem happens on both laptops or just one ?

If only one laptop then it is probably not the router because both of them would be doing the same thing.

It is either your wireless card in the laptop or you have an infection on the system that is affecting your connectivity. Like I said before I would check to make sure the system is clean if it is only happening to the one laptop.
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First of all I have a Gateway Centrino laptop with wireless built in. The second laptop a Sony Vaio has a card.  The connection only occurs in my Gateway. I will check to see if the system is clean then I will get back to you.  THANKS
Sorry I have no way of knowing it was built in or what model laptop you have you never posted that Info..... Regardless if the wireless is built in or not what I am saying is the problem lies with that laptops wireless chipset or card, the drivers for it or you have an infection on the system.
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What do I do to fix the situation you mentioned in your answer?  Brian can you send some info as what to do.
Did you scan the system yet with combofix above ? That would be the first step then we can look at other things.