Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

Periodic internet connection drops

Periodic internet connection drops

"My setup is a dsl modem, and a dlink di 524M router. I'm also using a Witopia VPN which runs through OpenVPN.
I've been having trouble with the internet connection dropping very frequently. It comes back shortly, without even a router/modem/computer restart. This happens as frequently as every ten minutes. Occasionally (not often) it will last as long as an hour or two without dropping. When it drops, I can get it back almost immediately by clicking Reconnect in the OpenVPN GUI and letting that do it's thing.
It's worth noting that I'm in China. Calling support is a bit difficult because of that. Also I don't really understand all of the router's software, although I've got it generally figured out."

Asked by: Guest | Views: 72
Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

I'm not sure if the situation is the same in China but if you have to use microfilters on your phone sockets it's worth checking that you have one in every socket that has a phone line plugged into it and try swapping them out.
Guest [Entry]

You mentioned that you tried an Ethernet cable so it is usually not a client side problem. It could be a bad phone line in your area (soaked, bitten, something like that which does not damage the line completely) is anybody else in your area experiencing this?.