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Post by lbrookes on Sat May 16, 2009 11:28 pm

Hi. When i am at uni in my halls of residence, my internet keeps shutting off. i get a message saying "internet explorer has stopped working" and the page i am on shuts itself down. This tends to happen when the page hasnt frozen - ive just been surfing normally. It also tends to happen more on certain websites (virginmedia - normally happens within about a minute or two of me getting onto the news pages. Also hotmail, and facebook - although not as often with the latter) and doesnt seem to affect others. Other times i get no message and the internet freezes and i have to press Ctrl-Alt-Del to shut it down myself. I get this occasionaly at home but at uni its become such a problem that i cant actually delete my emails without internet explorer shutting itself down.
I have done a virus scan using McAfee, and nothing. Does anyone know what the problem could be? I havent changed any internet settings (at least, not that i know of), and the problem has only arisen since i came back to uni after the easter break - it was fine at home. :S

Thanks.

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Re: Internet keeps shutting down

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun May 17, 2009 1:52 am

Hello,

It could be at the uni's fault. Are you using wireless to connect? There might be weak signals causing interruptions.


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Post by lbrookes on Sun May 17, 2009 10:28 am

Nope, im plugged in. Its fine for everyone else, just me, and only since i came back over easter. Also only happens with certain websites, so if it was a weak signal wouldnt it happen regardless of the page im on?

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun May 17, 2009 10:49 am

If it is a weak wireless signal, then this might happen regardless the page you are on. Does this happen in an alternative browser like Firefox, Opera or Chrome?


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Post by lbrookes on Sun May 17, 2009 10:59 am

I dont know... ill try that thanks. I dont have wireless im actually plugged into the internet with a cable.

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