Alright so I've had these problems for years now and no one knows what is the cause! My internet every other day or so kind of dies. If I have a torrent or download running it will continue at regular speeds. Also if I'm on a VOIP program I will be able to maintain talking to people. However, if I disconnect off Ventrilo and try to reconnect I won't be able to get back on.
Also, I cannot browse new websites or initiate any new connections it seems. It's really weird! The only thing I can do is maintain connections it seems.. not establish new ones. Sometimes I have to link them webpages because I can't load them and they'll have to tell me about it.. lol.
Anyways, we've gone through multiple routers and modems and RCN tech has been over many times but to no avail. They have no idea what the problem is. They even tried fixing some of the green boxes outside of the house but nothing.
Also, this just happens randomly. I'll do a speedtest and have 15 megs on the down and 2 on the up and then 1 second later, nothing. Internet gone. And the funny thing is that it is easily fixable. All I have to do is powercycle my equipment and bam. Instantly back up to full speeds.
I've called tech support many times and they have no idea. I've formatted my computer and the problem still exists. I've even tried turning off all other computers and devices in the house in case they were the problem. Still nothing.
Also, even if I turn off wireless the problem persists so it's not some guy in a car outside my house messing with me.
Honestly I'm kind of getting used to it at this point. Hah. If it's been a day or two and I'm near the basement I'll just restart my equipment so I won't have to a couple hours later when in a game. Oh, and it doesn't really effect gaming to be honest. If I'm playing TF2 and it happens the connection is still maintained and I can finish the game.
Anyways, I've never heard of anything like this before and I'll be surprised if I get an answer.