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Old 05-27-2004, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dropped Connection

I have a win 98SE machine connected to a netgear router which is connected to a westell dsl modem. I use the software Mailwasher to check for my emails every minute but sometimes it loses it connection to the internet while checking for it. The same happens when I am trying to go to another web page. Sometime I lose it for seconds, someimes minutes and other times I have to reboot to regain connectivity. When I hook up a direct connection from dsl to comupter this does not happen.

What could be causing this? Other software I use is spyware guard, Popup Begone, Mailwasher. Could some of these be causing it? Could it be the router?

Any help is greatly appreciative.
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