In article , Captain California wrote: :What I am trying to find out is why I need to keep repairing the connection :in XP. I don't know much about the Comcast network or any network for that :matter. It's just annoying having to right click the connection icon on my :taskbar and chose repair. It works fine as long as I don't stop browsing. :As soon as I stop to read something for five minutes or so, I click to go :somewhere and it times out. I just don't know where the problem is.
Have you checked the signal strengths on your modem? The cable modem's status pages are typically at http://192.168.100.1 , but that can be different on some models. You're looking for a downstream power level between -15 and +15 dBmV (preferably between -10 and +10) and a downstream SNR greater than 33 dB. Upstream power level should be less than 55 dBmV. If your signals aren't comfortably within those limits, a call to Comcast is in order. They will probably ask about any splitters you might have installed and ask you to check that your cable connections are tight, so you might want to check that first.
If you signal quality is good and you don't see anything unusual happening on the modem lights when the connection times out, then it sounds more like an XP problem, and I don't know squat about XP. Try the Comcast help forums at
. Some pretty knowledgeable people hang out in the "Connection" forum.