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Weird connection problem any help????

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Weird connection problem any help????

Hello everyone,

This is my first post. I have had a scoot round the forums but to no avail. MY problem is this:

If I leave my computer on overnight dloading something, when I check back in the morning and try to check email or webpages it can't find anything. HOWEVER, my dload can still be going as can gaming........

What is this dou you think?

Netgear dg834g
512k premier
router linked to PC with RJ45 cable NOT wireless (not yet anyway lol)
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Downloading & problems

Hi,

Having read your posting about your problem, the only thing that occurs to me is that if your running a download. Then dont forget or be aware that the downloading service will be using either HTTP or FTP for file transfers. If for example your download is still running in the morning, the NOT being able to view web pages might make sense as HTTP is taken up with your current download (web sites & web pages require HTTP too).

**Not being able to use email may be related to the fact that your machine might just NOT have enough system resources to run your email program and then also connect & retrieve your mail ontop of the currently download.

**Could also related in part to your routers configuration and the number of ports it will allow open at anyone time and for certain services. Possibly?

Ivan
F9 Broadband Premium 2MB user
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Weird connection problem any help????

Thanks for the help, however I am able to have a web browser open, dload and email prog up and runnning at the same time. This doesn't present a problem except when the computer is left to dload something for a long period of time without me using it.

If it was my router not allowing a certain number of ports would this not be a problem that occurs at any time?

Don't know much about the ftp/http thing though, where can I find some info on this? Or any other help would be great.

Thanks
emptycup
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Weird connection problem any help????

You say you can still run gaming I assume you mean online?

If that is the case it sound like a dns problem. Next time it happens open a dos or cmd window(depend on O/S) and try typing ping 194.119.131.66 and see if you get a reply. If you do try ping www.plus.net or ping www.microsoft.com and se if you get a reply. If you dont then there is a dns error.

If your on XP SP2 then the downloads having full reign may have exceeded the tcip limits set in SP2 if this is the case you will see errors in your event log. There is a fix for this on my site www.janwright.co.uk/new.htm.

If your on xp you can open taskmanger and see how much of the network is being utilized.

It could also be QOS if your running XP a sit keeps 20% of the bandwidth for its self to cur eit and increase you speed.

Increase BROADBAND:

this ones simple:
this is for broad band connections. I didn’t try it on dial up but might work for dial up.
1.make sure your logged on as actually "Administrator". do not log on with any account that just has administrator privileges.
2. start - run - type gpedit.msc
3. expand the "local computer policy" branch
4. expand the "administrative templates" branch
5. expand the "network branch"
6. Highlight the "QoS Packet Scheduler" in left window
7. in right window double click the "limit reservable bandwidth" setting
8. on setting tab check the "enabled" item
9. where it says "Bandwidth limit %" change it to read 0
reboot if you want to but not necessary on some systems your all done. Effect is immediate on some systems. some need re-boot. I have one machine that needs to reboot first, the others didn't. Don't know why this is.

This is more of a "counter what XP does" thing. In other words, XP seems to want to reserve 20% of the bandwidth for its self. Even with QoS disabled, even when this item is disabled. So why not use it to your advantage. To demonstrate the problem with this on stand alone machines start up a big download from a server with an FTP client. Try to find a server that doesn't max out your bandwidth. In this case you want a slow to medium speed server to demonstrate this. Let it run for a couple of minutes to get stable. The start up another download from the same server with another instance of your FTP client. You will notice that the available bandwidth is now being fought over and one of the clients download will be very slow or both will slow down when they should both be using the available bandwidth. Using this "tweak" both clients will have a fair share of the bandwidth and will not fight over the bandwidth.