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Stop a Local area network from timing out

I have connected my computer downstaires to my computer up stairs though a netgear wall XE103 and then to our router. It connects just fine and i can get to google and search but after about 2 minuets the connection dosn't work anymore, its not reciving any more packets, and i have to reset my computer. Feel free to ask for more information.

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