I am currently at a hotel and am using their wired internet connection. Everything has been working fine until this weekend when I find that the connection keeps dropping out...specifically:
1) unable to connect when I plug the network cable into computer on startup...have to plug and remove a couple of times till it connects
2) connection drops out every 5-10 minutes or so....have to either unplug and replug cable or enable/disable my network adapter on my laptop a couple of times for it to start up again
3) the connection problem affects random programs but always internet explorer....I can be on yahoo messanger and msn messanger and even an online game and they won't be affected when the connection drops and internet explorer goes out....however, if I log off any of these programs, then I will have a problem getting back on until I repeat the connection methods listed above. Additionally, some IE pages will continue to function for a while if I click the links in them...just cannot access any new pages...
4) sometimes the connection will drop out but it will show that I am still connected in my taskbar at the bottom of my screen.
The hotel came and said they reset the switch but it didnt help...., everything else on the computer seems to be working fine.....wireless also seems to be working too
Any help/adivice on this will be appreciated