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Why does my XP system lose TCP/IP connectivity every night around 3 AM?

Why does my XP system lose TCP/IP connectivity every night around 3 AM?

Every night around 3 AM from the eventlog (Outlook complains it can't get to the exchange server) I lose all TCP/IP connectivity from my desktop. Other systems on the network still function, as well as the IP phone system plugged into the same hub, but not me.

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Guest [Entry]

Try adding a DHCP reservation on your router, or using a fixed IP. If that fails (and you're SURE the other computers aren't failing), try a newer network card driver, a different network cable, or a different network card. If you're still stuck, use wireshark to log all the packets in and out, and see if a certain packet is crashing the card driver or anything like that. Then use a power saving monitor to check if the card (or your whole computer) is going to sleep etc.
Guest [Entry]

I guess the easy solution would to be to create a batch file containing the "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" commands and put it into the Windows Task Scheduler to run every day just after 3 a.m.