How come my Internet only stays connected for a few minutes after the power went out?

by on October 16, 2012

Q: Hi guys. Im currently running windows xp with IE all updated and using AVG also fully updated.

About two hours ago i needed to turn my mains power off at the circuit board so I could check a faulty power socket. Since powering everything back up i am finding that my internet will only work for about 5-10mins and then will stop connecting. If i go into network connections and repair my connection then it will start going again.

I have run a virus scan and found nothing, have tried a system restore and also reset / restarted my modem but nothing so far seems to work.

Adding to my frustration, i have a tablet which is connecting to the net with no problems so it must be some issue with my desktop.

The desktop is connected by Ethernet and the tablet is a wireless
connection

Any suggestions would be appreciated as always


One Response to “How come my Internet only stays connected for a few minutes after the power went out?”
  1.  

    Consider rebooting your router, also try hooking your desktop into a different Ethernet port.