posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 06:29 AM
I know this may sound obvious... But check the cables, lol.
I have had numerous problems before, and after hours of troubleshooting - I found it was just a loose phone cable. Annoying as hell.
I use Netgear routers, and they are great I think. OK - they are a bit user friendly, and 'basic' - but they do the job.
I used Cisco routers at a previous job (I was network admin), and they are amazing. Although, they take a lot of know-how sometimes, as to configure a
lot of them (if not all) - you log in via Telnet (or SSH these days, this was a year ago) and give it the commands you want.
But anyways, back on topic. Check cables, maybe try another USB Network Adapter? Another USB2 port?
That's the basics...
Is your connection up 24/7? Or do you connect and disconnect when you need to use it? (May sound silly, but a lot of people do this - safe at least,
If you do, is it when it is connecting?
Is your IP address assigned dynamically? If so, maybe your ISPs DHCP server is having problems.
That's all I can think of for now... Though, it could really be a lot of things. But probably most likely, the most basic.