Assuming there isn't a DNS problem of some sort. And yeah, definitely try the other port. (And if it happens on both ports, this topic probably does belong in Networking)Nitrodist wrote:Why don't you try the other port for now?
Also, you don't need to know the ip, as you can just type in techreport.com in the prompt and it should resolve to the correct IP. If you really want to know, just ping techreport.com and it'll reveal it.
Snake wrote:You wouldn't happen to have the nVidia firewall activated, do you??...
It's unreliable if you do
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=nv ... l+problems
and is a known flake in some installations....like your Asus A8N-SLI and some XP configurations.
Kill it - and probably remove ALL nVidia software except the chipset drivers.
just brew it! wrote:Yes, ActiveArmor has to be one of the worst pieces of crapware I've ever had the displeasure of installing. But doesn't it require an nVidia NIC? He's using the Marvell NIC, so ActiveArmor should be out of the loop... right?
Regardless, if ActiveArmor is installed, I agree that you should nuke it.
1. At school, my internet connection would drop randomly -- sometimes it would be if I was downloading a big file (say, BF2 patches), and sometimes it would be through random websurfing. The cabled connection was fine (not loose), and the light on the motherboard's ethernet controllers still worked (I've tried it using the Marvell port and the nVidia port).
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