Immediately after booting up, the New Found Hardware Wizard pops up to inform me that a cable modem has been "detected". Well, it should be - it's been connected for the last 18 months. At this point I notice the syetem has failed to go online.
If I reboot, the problem is usually cleared up - but is there a permanent fix for this mild nuisance ?
I'm using XP Home with a cable modem on broadband.
That's with the latest drivers as well. Most of the time the modem performs faultlessly, then will have the occasional hiccup once a week or so.
Tiscali suggests on its Help page that one of the reasons for disconnections could be using a telephone extension before the 3m data RJ45 cable, but I've got a 10m data cable direct to the modem from the Master Telephone Socket.
In any case my son uses a 20m telephone extension cable to the top floor for his BB link and rarely suffers from disconnections.