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Limited and unreliable connectivity to a wired modem.

There's a single ATT modem in this household, currently providing internet access to two wired desktop pcs and one wireless desktop pc. At most only two are online at the same time, and even when only one is using the connection websites load irregularly, messengers cut in and out, and so on. I've tried restarting it, messing with my network settings, and all sorts of things with no luck. I am currently on one of the wired pcs (this is the only one I use) and it is unbelieably frustrating. Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • apihel Oct 27, 2008

    i have the same issue. at&t sent me a motorola modem that keeps cutting out. there is no pattern as to time of day or connectivity - it cuts out whether or not people are connected to the internet.

    after 2 months of this, the modem suddenly died this morning and does not power on.


  • twizted_1 Jan 14, 2009

    i had the same problem and this fixed it right up. thanks omar!

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This can be a couple of things. The modem is bad itself as brought up by apihel or it can also be an I.P. conflict as i feel that arthropluera is having. arthropluera should call their internet provider and ask how they can set the I.P. addresses so there is no conflict. you may not get a knowledgeable person the first time you call but try back later and see if the next customer rep can give you the numbers to set your router. also ask if it would be better to be on static or dynamic. i wish i could give you the numbers for the settings myself but the settings will depend solely upon your internet provider.

please let me know if this helps you and if it does please rate me.

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The solution I'm suggesting works in my business (LAN installations) about 95% of the time. I trust that it will work for you.

Let's see if I can help you.

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