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    Exclamation Network problems need help quick!

    Okay I setup a network in my house long ago and i was using my buddys wireless router (linksys 802.11 G) Everything worked perfect, he needed it back so i bought a fairly new nonwireless router from my buddy (linksys BEFSX41) since Im not using wireless anyway just the ports; I hooked it up and my internet started to sit there or hang. Example Aol instant messenger would just sign on and off about every 5 to 10mins. So I updated the firmware and did all the FAQ's on it and still same thing. So here it is 5 months later when im now really frustraded because im tired of my internet just sitting there or not responding. So I started looking at my wires, and noticed i wired them incorrectly all of them, so I re did the wires as followed (white orange,orange,white green, blue, white blue, green, white brown, brown) Hooked it all back up and same thing... So i went out to bestbuy and bought a brand new router same model (linksys BEFSX41) and its still doing the same thing! So by this time I redid everything, made sure all cat5 line threw my attic was away from all power sources and what not, made sure there were no cuts or severe bends in the cable except a knot that i took out.

    So here are my problems, one the internet just sitting there not doing what its supposed to.

    Second I had it going last nite untill i unhooked the computers to move them, I have 4 computers on this network and one goes threw a hub (NETGEAR 6port 10BASE-T Model EN106tp) so its as follows INTERNET = ROUTER = HUB = MY COMPUTER AND ANOTHER ; it used to work and now it doesnt and cant figure out why. But if i got the cable that i put to the hub to just my computer it works, and one last thing when i do have them connected it says 10megs threw the hub but still cant view anyone on network or use internet, but if i just have cable from router to my computer i get 100megs and get to use the internet.

    ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!! PLEASE IM SICK OF THIS DAMN INTERNET

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    Hey,

    Have you made sure all your cable is branded cat5e patch cable?

    Also, disconnect all but one computer from the router (I'm assuming you connect to the net through the router) and then try to download stuff etc. If internet stability is maintained, then you can rule out that computer out. Then try the others out - what this would do is to find the computer which is using the most network bandwidth (because I think that 1 or 2 of your computers are using a higher share of network bandwidth than the others. Just a longshot, it might work.

    Have you checked to make sure that all the settings are correct on your router?

    Apart from the possible bandwidth issue, if it works ok without the hub, then get rid of the hub or replace it.

    Good luck and welcome to coding forums

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    The cable i used to make the RJ45 says this " Space Shuttle Verified <UL> Cat-5 CMR E129760 ETL Verified EIA/TIA-568A 4UTP 24AWG Solid SSA LL80671 AWM II A/B 80'C 300V FT4" I know that means a whole bunch of nothing but does say CAT-5 so it is the correct stuff. so i hope its the right stuff, has same wires as the others so im just going to assume it is.

    And I really dont understand what that will solve with me hooking them up each since if one does pull to much bandwidth then how would i even go about fixing that?

    My router is configured to host and domain to comcast.net thats the only thing i configured.

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    The point is trying to see if you can recreate the problem on one machine at a time... If you can recreate it on just one of them, then you can find your culprit... Then it's just a matter of going to the problem system and finding out if you have and TSR's/Trojans/Virii/SpamWare or other types of applications that could be causing a problem...

    It is a tedious problem, however, your problem is most likely on one of your machines than with the router or cabling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sage45
    The point is trying to see if you can recreate the problem on one machine at a time... If you can then you can find your culprit... Then it's just a matter of going to the problem system and finding out if you have and TSR's/Trojans/Virii/SpamWare or other types of applications that could be causing a problem...

    -sage-
    Exactly what I'm getting at
    I think that if you run some filesharing clients over a network and have it set to use unlimited bandwidth, then it can drain a network of bandwidth, rendering the IC (Internet connection) unusuable. Also, worms like Sasser flod networks with huge amounts of data to try and increase network traffic to make the network unusable (DDos?).....

    ~Jamie.

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    I did that to each computer and it did it to each computer (lossed connection, EX: aol mess signing on and off). And one of the machines is like 7ft from the router and that one does it to and thats using a premade cat5 line (tried others anyway) thinking maybe it was the wires i was using that i made but still doing it. Have a brand new router like i said... so that isnt it... maybe i shouldnt of bought the same one that i thought was broken... I really need help ive tried everything you guys told me plus more!

    oh and i know there not full of viruis since they all have anti viruis and ad aware, spybot, and microsoft antispy beta 1. Plus my machine was just formated recently and i know for a fact that one is clean.

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    Here is the description for the wireless router.

    The Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint is the perfect solution for connecting a small group of PCs to a high-speed broadband Internet connection or a 10/100 Ethernet backbone. The Router can be configured to limit internal users' Internet access based on URLs and/or time periods - URL filtering and time filtering. For enhanced protection against intruders from the Internet, the Router features an advanced Stateful Packet Inspection firewall. Use the Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint to create IPSec VPN tunnels, so you can securely connect to the corporate server from your home office - or any location when you're on the road. The Router provides a dedicated port for DMZ hosting and acts as the only externally recognized Internet gateway on your local area network (LAN). With the performance and security features of the Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint, your network will take advantage of the Internet while keeping its data secure.

    Ok, it has its own stateful packet inspection firewall. Have you configured this correctly?

    It might be in its standard configuration to block certain ports, maybe this is your issue with AOL IM.

    Just a thought.

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    What I would do is try your buddy's router again. From what you said everything was fine until you went from one router to another. If everything works with the original router then the new router is screwing you up. Also, try static IP addresses not DHCP, much more stable. Switch out all of your cables for new ones. You can always take the new ones back if you find that isn't the problem. Last but not least virus and spyware scan everything. Don't be so sure something didn't slip in. Do the scan in safe mode with all hidden files showing. I just recently spent 8 hours un-screwing my home system from some of the latest stinkware that slipped right in past all my defenses. I say ship all stinkware creators straight to Iraq. Maybe Bin Ladin or Al Zaqawi will think this s^%t is funny...

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    I did that. Its not a wireless router by the way... my buddys was though... anywho I did that used his and still expeiraced problems... So I went out and bought all new cat5e lines... tried to singal out computers, worked in safe mode the works... Comcast says all my signals are perfect however I think they arnet my modem wont lock the downstream or range the upstream and my upstream is 27.... so yea; even the supervisor says my stuff is fine and they been logging my modem for a dew days now and said I havent droped signal once, So I dont know if there loggers are set up to log maybe every 5mins cause it only happens for a second or two then comes back, and being on AIM Mess, is the best way to notice it...

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    I am having the same problem. I've been living with it for a while thinking that something was wrong on my end. However, when I searched BEFSX41 and AOL instant messenger, I see a couple more people complaining about it (or maybe its just you posting a lot). Have you come up with a fix? Now that I know that it happens to other people, I may have to just give up and buy a new router.


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