User Specific - Local Area Connection - Unplugged

  wsm23 01:56 26 Nov 2005
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I have a perplexing problem. I have a Realtek RTL8139 NIC and cannot identify where my problem is. My wife and I logon seperately. When Windows XP boots up we select different logons or user accounts. My user (admin) rarely if ever loses connection. My wife can lose connection 2 or three times a minute.

I have updated the driver, changed modems, changed routers, contacted the ISP, changed cables, nothings seems to make a diference. I am running Windows XP SP2.

If I can maintain a connection, but my wife cannot on the same PC then what could the problem be?

  Forum Editor 08:43 26 Nov 2005

might be to give your wife's account administrator rights. Try it.

  Graham ® 09:03 26 Nov 2005

On the wife's profile, check the modem in Device Manager, Power Management, 'Allow computer to turn off..' is not checked.

  wsm23 13:58 26 Nov 2005

Will try both fixes thanks for the advice. Will let you know if it works. PC is at home and I have to work today.

  wsm23 03:25 01 Dec 2005

I checked the " Device Manager, Power Management, 'Allow computer to turn off..' is not checked." solution and have not had a dropped connection since. Thanks for the help!

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