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intermittant “connection reset” problem browsing web sites at home


while browsing the web, once every 15-20 mins or so I won't be able to connect to any web sites for about 60 seconds. I get the Firefox error "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading", and I will need to click "try again" or refresh several times before any pages will load again.

The interesting part- while this is happening, I can still ping, just fine, and games that are already connected to the internet aren't interrupted.

I'm running windows 7, connecting to my wireless router using a WG111v3 USB card.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!

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migrated from Jan 2 '10 at 9:59

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marked as duplicate by John T, BinaryMisfit Jan 2 '10 at 16:09

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Should be moved over to superuser. – EEAA Jan 2 '10 at 3:40

Do you have security enabled on the wireless router? Could be that other people are saturating the uplink, or managing to fill the router's state tables so that new TCP connections can't be established (but if they're managing to reach those limits, your wireless router is probable rather poorly spec'd).

Do you have WPA2 security on the wireless router? WEP is laughable and the original WPA is, for various historical reasons, constrained in what it offers and so is better than WEP but still not great. WPA2 should be your minimum security setting (unless you're running something where you need $random other people to be able to connect, with very aged wifi cards).

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i am using WPA2, with a strong passphrase. thanks for replying. – jeff Jan 2 '10 at 5:15

Open the advanced WLAN adapter properties, set the Power Saving mode to OFF/CAM (constantly awake mode) and see if the problem persists.

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