"Acquiring Network Address"



Dave
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
I have broadband via cable in UK. My connection has rarely dropped in 18
months.

In the last few weeks the little connection icons (two little pc screens)
have appeared on my tool bar and say "acquiring network address". My
broadband connection keeps dropping out and returning (sometimes after
reboot).

Why suddenly does my system keep searching for a connection? Is it perhaps
caused by a recent Windows update which has changed some settings ?? Can i
stop it?

Dave

--
Dave

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
In news:0FEC8999-8093-4471-B9BF-4843F2E210F8@microsoft.com,
Dave <Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I have broadband via cable in UK. My connection has rarely dropped in
> 18 months.
>
> In the last few weeks the little connection icons (two little pc
> screens) have appeared on my tool bar and say "acquiring network
> address". My broadband connection keeps dropping out and returning
> (sometimes after reboot).
>
> Why suddenly does my system keep searching for a connection? Is it
> perhaps caused by a recent Windows update which has changed some
> settings ?? Can i stop it?
>
> Dave

Actually I'd first check with the ISP for known outages to see if they're
having trouble. Just as often as not the trouble is with a switch or the
likes and a simple replacement needs to be done. Now, I'm not sure what
it's like in the UK but it should be fairly painless to accomplish this.
Calling them up and telling them what is happening is the first step. They
will likely try to blame it on your computer at first. What type of
connection is this? If it's DSL then pick up the phone, press a single
number other than the one for the operator, and listen for noise on the
line. Check it mostly when you're noticing the connection dropping and
coming back.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Dave
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
thanks Galen

the connection is not via phone line. it is a separate cable service. cable
modem.

the cable company are upgrading speed of connection at moment so perhaps
that's it.

regards
--
Dave


"Galen" wrote:

> In news:0FEC8999-8093-4471-B9BF-4843F2E210F8@microsoft.com,
> Dave <Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > I have broadband via cable in UK. My connection has rarely dropped in
> > 18 months.
> >
> > In the last few weeks the little connection icons (two little pc
> > screens) have appeared on my tool bar and say "acquiring network
> > address". My broadband connection keeps dropping out and returning
> > (sometimes after reboot).
> >
> > Why suddenly does my system keep searching for a connection? Is it
> > perhaps caused by a recent Windows update which has changed some
> > settings ?? Can i stop it?
> >
> > Dave
>
> Actually I'd first check with the ISP for known outages to see if they're
> having trouble. Just as often as not the trouble is with a switch or the
> likes and a simple replacement needs to be done. Now, I'm not sure what
> it's like in the UK but it should be fairly painless to accomplish this.
> Calling them up and telling them what is happening is the first step. They
> will likely try to blame it on your computer at first. What type of
> connection is this? If it's DSL then pick up the phone, press a single
> number other than the one for the operator, and listen for noise on the
> line. Check it mostly when you're noticing the connection dropping and
> coming back.
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>
>
>

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
In news:1D806EA3-A5F4-4051-A099-5728188F56C6@microsoft.com,
Dave <Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> thanks Galen
>
> the connection is not via phone line. it is a separate cable service.
> cable modem.
>
> the cable company are upgrading speed of connection at moment so
> perhaps that's it.
>
> regards

Probably that would be the problem. I'd give them a call. I'm not sure how
you test the signal to noise ratio by ear with a cable line. <g>

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


"Acquiring Network Address"