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Just had a new router put in by Time Warner Cable and they synced all our computers to a MAC address. We have 4 computers on this (2 desktops) and 2 laptops. Only one is having a problem, the Dell Desktop, keeps knocking one off the internet. (says: This Page cannot be displayed). It is intermittent, and only when on facebook it seems. Dell Inspiron Desktop, Windows XP, has wireless connection. Time Warner Cable says there is no more they can do.

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I would need a few more details to really get to the heart of this but the first thing I would do is connect this Dell to the router with an actual cable, if only temporarily. See if there are still issues when directly connected. Depending on answer to that you would know if the wireless is some how responsible or if there is some other cause. If there are no issues with a direct cable I would say it is the wireless card or signal. You could a try different wireless hardware on the dell or switch channels on the wifi router to see if that helps. I can't think of a reason why four computers on the same router would respond differently to a specific site.

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