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Won't maintain Internet connection

My Satellite A105 S4104 can't seem to maintain an Internet connection more than a few minutes. Once it drops, the only way to reestablish it is to reboot. It does this under XP Media, XP Pro SP2, XP Pro SP3 beta, and under Vista Ultimate. I've tried reinstalling the operating system. I've swapped out drives (tried 3 different ones) and installed a clean OS. I've swapped out memory cards. Still does it. Any thoughts?

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  • oldcrow74 Feb 01, 2008

    Oh, I should've mentioned that I've also tried 3 different modems with the same results. I don't have this problem with other PCs, so I'm sure it's not the modem or cable. I'm connecting via USB directly from the modem.

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Generally the modem connections have time setting. Check if there is anything on the settings.

Another possibility it might your modem doing that. I have seen that happening on a PC.

I think you have to give a little bit more details about too to give a better opinion.

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If this problem has not yet occurred on your computer, then click the following link to download and install BIOS version 1.40. This BIOS displays a power-on password prompt only when a power-on password has actually been set via the BIOS Setup program.

You may also browse for a newer version of the computer's BIOS at pcsupport.toshiba.com.

For more help, see Support Bulletin 98081213 Obtaining downloads and support docs from the Toshiba Support website.

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