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Occasional Connection Problems

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Nov 6, 2001
About every hour or so, a little window pops up in the bot right corner of the screen that says "Cable Disconnected" for about 5 secs, then goes back to normal. This has been going on for awhile. All of the connections are securely plugged into their respective outlets as well. What might be the problem here?


Oct 10, 2003
same problem here. mine sometimes goes crazy and disconnects and reconnects every few seconds. This seemed to be caused by heat of the NIC from the high PCI/AGP frequencies from overclocking. Try to see if you have the same prob when youre not overclocked.


Nov 19, 2003
What ISP are you using? When a computer renews its IP it will disconnect and reconnect. I know my Comcast cable does that sometimes frequently.

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Aug 25, 2001
Ontario, Canada
Does it do it randomly, or at specific intervals?

Is it only while you are around? Have you tried using another cable?

I have a NIC that does this, I just disabled it from noticing the missing media:
Right click My Computer/Properties.
Hardware Tab/ Device Manager
Network Adapters/ Yours / Right click / Properties
Advanced Tab
"No Cable Indication" = Disabled

Not all NICs can do this though, but my D-Link can.