Brief Loss of Internet Access

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TheKid7, May 14, 2009.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    Starting a few weeks ago I have noticed that a problem occurs occasionally. When I close my web browser and then reopen it I cannot access the Internet. I then try to access the IP address of my Cable/DSL Router but cannot reach it. A PC restart always solves the problem.

    Does anyone have any idea of what may be causing this problem? What can I do to diagnose the problem.

    Windows XP Pro SP3

    Thank you.
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
    You could try this and it may not help but it's a start. Under internet options in IE under the general tab, check to see how many days your browsing history is saved. Try setting it to 0 and see if problem remains.
  3. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    What I normally do is ping my wan gateway. I have a static wan ip, so I know my gateway by heart. If internet is not working for me, a quick ping of the gateway tells me if I can communicate with the ISP or not. If so, then not much I can do about it. If not, I will poke around on my machine to see what the problem is. Your router may contain what your gateway is. For example, if your ISP assigned you ip address, your gateway would be normally.

    Sometimes you can just disable your network adapter and then enable it again on issues such as this.

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