connection keeps dropping

  Ex plorer 11:48 04 Dec 2005

Having problems with my connection it keeps dropping. I am on a LAN but it never drops on two other PCs. It also keeps going off line in the file menu. WinXP


  jazzy j 12:22 04 Dec 2005

is it the internet connection that's dropping, or the connection to the LAN?

Have you tried switching the software firewall off and seeing if you get the same probs?

  Ex plorer 12:46 04 Dec 2005

Hi XP FW is turned off, I have turned it on many times but it all ways turns its self off. I am running Norton and have now turned the FW off till next boot. I think that the BT Voyager 1200 that I use has a Fire wall built in. I only use one FW. The connection from the PC is by Ethernet Cable. Its just dropped the connection now after four minuets.

  jazzy j 12:49 04 Dec 2005

OK well it could be the cable itself, of course.
Otherwise my money's on Norton.

  Ex plorer 13:12 04 Dec 2005

OK I will swap cables and ports.
Leave norton Virus on only and try XP FW

  Ex plorer 13:42 04 Dec 2005

Under FiIe it keeps going off line, by ticking the off line?
Untick it and I can go back on line but it will it seems to get ticked again.
This seemed to happen after I tried to network my Printer.

  jazzy j 14:23 04 Dec 2005

check these boxes are unticked on IE:
tools, internet options, connections tab, [highlight connection], settings, advanced, 'disconnect if idle' & 'disconnect if connection may no longer be needed'

  Stuartli 15:17 04 Dec 2005

Also check, if you use Outlook Express, that in the Send/Receive box that Hang Up When Finished is not ticked.

It's one that's often overlooked.

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