Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    On a Compaq Presario laptop with a Wireless network card running Windows XP
    Service Pack 2:

    The broadband connection refreshes every 25 seconds effectively
    disconnecting the user. I have isolated the problem to ipconfig.exe that
    shows up in the processes window of the Task Manager at exactly the same
    time, then disappears. When I highlight and try to end the process through
    task manager I'm unable to do it. First I get a awarning and then and
    "Access denied" message.
    There is internet security running on the machine (Norton) and I've run the
    usual scans with Spybot and Ad-Aware etc., plus posted a Hijackthis log that
    has also been found clean. I don't know what's running this application in
    the background but if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it.

    Thank you
    Guest, Jun 12, 2005
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    Dave Guest

    ipconfig is a normal command line tool used to release/renew dynamic ip
    addresses. why it would be running automatically is strange though. check
    your scheduled tasks, maybe something strange got in there. also look for
    any tools that may be related to your isp's setup or wireless card that may
    be trying to get a new ip address.
    Dave, Jun 12, 2005
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    Clark Guest

    How are you connected to the internet? If a router is used, check for any
    lease times or renewal times.

    Are any lights blinking on your modem that might suggest it is loosing link
    with the DSL? Any wireless phones being used?

    Try disconnecting from the DSL and see if the DHCP will maintain your
    address without renewing.

    Do an internet search looking for your modem/router and Verizon DSL. Check
    the Verizon site.

    Clark, Jun 12, 2005
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