pc2 dropping cable connection

  BODS 11:05 21 Mar 2008
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Hi,I have two pcs networked
Pc1 winxp sp2 working ok, has ca security 2008 installed.
Pc2 winme plus win updates has avg anti virus,syngate firewall,spybot.
The problem is as follows pc1 is ok in all departments,but pc2 wil connect to internet(as loads avg updates)and works for 6-7mins then appears to disconnect fron internet(meessage unable to find address).
Also unable to see both pcs in my network ,can see pc1-on-pc1 and pc2-on-pc2.
Can someone please help as I cannot find why pc2 will not stay on line thanks

  setecio 11:39 21 Mar 2008

When you say dropping cable connection do you mean 'ethernet' cable or 'virgin/ntl' cable ?

If you mean ethernet cable then try a new cable and then a new lan card.

If you mean a wireless connection to virgin cable, let us know.

  BODS 12:12 21 Mar 2008

The pc2 connects to internet for about6-7mins using virgin(blueyonder)cable connection when using the web browser it will stop working and I am unable to find any web pages unless I re-boot then the same happens again.(no problems with main pc1)

  ambra4 12:37 21 Mar 2008

How is the first pc connected direct to the modem or you have a router connected to the cable modem

And the second pc connect to what

  BODS 07:59 22 Mar 2008

Hi,pc1 is connected via cable modem then to d-link router(di 604) port1
pc2 is connected to router on port 2

  ambra4 17:22 22 Mar 2008

Uninstall the Sygate firewall

This includes Zone Alarm, Sygate, Kerio, Norton Internet Security, Zero Knowledge Freedom, Cisco VPN Client, F-Secure, McAfee Firewall, Trend Micro, Comodo, PC Tools Firewall Plus etc.

In many cases, disabling the firewall is not enough; you have to actually uninstall it.

Do not install or re-install the firewall until after you have the network functioning properly

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