Bad connection. Or Something.

  RuthC88 21:45 10 Aug 2007
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Hiya,
I finally managed to set up a wifi router so that i can connect to the internet both on the house computer and on my laptop. However, it keeps kinda disconnecting... so it wont let me view any webpages and signs me out of msn messenger. It happens both to the computer and my lappy at the same time. I can get the connection back but i've got to go and unplug my cable modem for a few seconds then plug it back in to re-establish the connection. It always happens when i try to upload or download anything. Weird thing is, it stills says that i'm connected and that the signal strength is good. It just wont let me view the internet.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on? It's probably worth mentioning that i'm not v.computer literate so if you can dumb things down for me that would be great!
Thanks

  RuthC88 21:56 10 Aug 2007

oh, forgot to mention - the wifi router is a BT voyager 1500.

  Toffly 22:13 10 Aug 2007

Do an ipconfig to see what your IP address is, one when it's working, and when it's disconnected.

Start > run, type "cmd" (without the "), a black window should appear. Type "ipconfig /all", and press enter. Now right click on the window, and click mark, highlight the information that has been displayed, and then press enter to copy it to the clipboard, and paste the results into a post here.

  RuthC88 23:05 10 Aug 2007

Ok, when it's connected it's:
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54M
bps USB 2.0 Network Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-0A-38-E4
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.250
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.250
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.250
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.100.1

And when it's not connected:
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit E
thernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-21-05-4D-51

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54M
bps USB 2.0 Network Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-0A-38-E4

I think i've C&P'd the right bit. Thanks for your help!

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