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So I attempted to go to the Linksys router forums, and I was unable to. So maybe someone here can help. I am on Windows 7 64 bit.

I have owned this Linksys WRT110 router for about 3 years now and it has served me VERY well. I am now having an issue though. It will disconnect me every now and then, but here's the weird part. It disconnects my desktop PC that is hard wired from the router, but my laptop that is connected wirelessly -- doesn't get disconnected.

Seems like people are usually having the opposite issue. I double checked and both ends of the ethernet cable are in securely. I've never heard of an ethernet cable gone bad but I suppose it's definitely possible. Anyone have any ideas?

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Windows 7 64 bit.
4 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 460
Dual Core 2.80 GHZ Processor

Not sure what else you want to know.

And I can't change the ethernet cord because it's a 50 footer. Hmm. :/ If only my desktop had wireless...
 

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If it's that long, please look for any damage that may have been caused by furniture etc. Also please try this. I'll be going to bed so hopefully this will work or one or more of my competent friends can step in and help you.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7.

Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

If you receive the message
The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.
 

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Please check the cord for any breakage. If none please try this. I need to head to bed so I hope this helps or one of my competent teammates helps you out. Otherwise I'll be back in the morning.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7.

Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

If you receive the message
The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.
 

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Will try, but first I must point out: nothing is in bold!

I will attempt to assume what you meant to put in bold if you don't reply here after a few minutes.
 

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Update: It just disconnected. :( I've called my ISP (Comcast) and they came out this morning to take a look. They did some tests, and they said everything should be working. They're going to come back tomorrow morning, but I am really not thinking it's an issue on their end. I'm not sure though. Maybe my router is having an issue with ethernet cables? I don't know. Just seems very unlikely.
 

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Yeah I updated the router firmware. I am really starting to think it is a faulty ethernet network card in my PC, or a faulty ethernet cord. I just wish I could narrow it down to the true problem so I can go out and fix it.
 
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