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    Ugh, I have the strangest internet problem. Ever since I had to take my computer in to be fixed (the RAM crashed), I've had some strange errors. See... the internet works, but not entirely. I don't know how that's possible, but it is.

    SOMETIMES (and I don't see a pattern yet, but I'll keep looking), certain programs won't connect. Internet Explorer works all the time EXCEPT when I have Bitcomet on - and then it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't at all (I think that might depend on how much I'm downloading, but I never had that problem before. It was always slow when Bitcomet was on, but it never stopped working entirely)... and even then, it might not work for me but my dad on his account will have no trouble with the connection. At times, Bitcomet itself won't even connect or get very low speeds of 2kb/s(?) for a couple of files... and it's not a lack of peers. Half the time I can't log on to IRC; I get an error saying "no route to host". MSN Messenger won't always connect, but sometimes it will... sometimes when IRC won't work, it'll be fine.

    (Obviously I don't have Bitcomet running all the time. I don't even try MSN/IRC when it's on.)

    There's no pattern that I can detect. We used to have modem issues but it's fine now; that was way before the computer needed fixing. Any idea what's wrong with my connection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon View Post
    the RAM crashed
    Lol whut? (Jyuu will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty damn sure that RAM doesn't "crash")

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon View Post
    Ugh, I have the strangest internet problem. Ever since I had to take my computer in to be fixed (the RAM crashed), I've had some strange errors. See... the internet works, but not entirely. I don't know how that's possible, but it is.

    SOMETIMES (and I don't see a pattern yet, but I'll keep looking), certain programs won't connect. Internet Explorer works all the time EXCEPT when I have Bitcomet on - and then it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't at all (I think that might depend on how much I'm downloading, but I never had that problem before. It was always slow when Bitcomet was on, but it never stopped working entirely)... and even then, it might not work for me but my dad on his account will have no trouble with the connection. At times, Bitcomet itself won't even connect or get very low speeds of 2kb/s(?) for a couple of files... and it's not a lack of peers. Half the time I can't log on to IRC; I get an error saying "no route to host". MSN Messenger won't always connect, but sometimes it will... sometimes when IRC won't work, it'll be fine.

    (Obviously I don't have Bitcomet running all the time. I don't even try MSN/IRC when it's on.)

    There's no pattern that I can detect. We used to have modem issues but it's fine now; that was way before the computer needed fixing. Any idea what's wrong with my connection?
    Stab in the dark here, try downloading the latest drivers for your computer (or for your network card if you are using one). For off the shelf computers (computers that are premade and ready out of the box), go to the manufacturers site, there should be a section for drivers (sometimes called downloads), make sure you get the ones for your specific model.
    If you built the computer yourself, go to the manufacturers website for your motherboard.

    The drivers you probably want are for networking/LAN, but just download them all to be sure (might as well get all the latest drivers). Failing that, use the disk that came with your computer/motherboard, there should be an option to install drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    Lol whut? (Jyuu will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty damn sure that RAM doesn't "crash")
    (Ahaha, probably. I'm summarizing here - long story short, the computer crashed minutes/seconds after turning on and we had to get the RAM replaced. Works fine now with regards to the RAM...)

    Stab in the dark here, try downloading the latest drivers for your computer (or for your network card if you are using one). For off the shelf computers (computers that are premade and ready out of the box), go to the manufacturers site, there should be a section for drivers (sometimes called downloads), make sure you get the ones for your specific model.
    If you built the computer yourself, go to the manufacturers website for your motherboard.

    The drivers you probably want are for networking/LAN, but just download them all to be sure (might as well get all the latest drivers). Failing that, use the disk that came with your computer/motherboard, there should be an option to install drivers.
    ...I don't think we got a disk (my dad got this from some computer supplier years ago) - and I'll have to check with... oooh... you know, I wonder if the motherboard wasn't replaced when the computer got fixed. I think it might've been - so would that explain why I have problems now and not before? Thanks for the advice; I'll ask my dad tonight since he's the one who's been dealing with the hardware stuff~ =)
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    Using any firewall software?

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    As far as I know - Sympatico Security Manager (I'd like to bash it with a baseball bat, but...). Still, we had it before the RAM problem and I didn't have this issue, and I've kept it turned off and I get the same problem. I don't believe there's any other firewall software...
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    Okay (sorry for the double post), I tried running the Diagnose Connection Problems thing on IE when it crashed the last time I was running Bitcomet (and Bitcomet was working, naturally), and I got an error saying there was a problem with the Winsock provider catalog or something... so I did the step to fix it and eventually restarted my computer. I do remember having that error before, though. Does that help?

    (Apparently the motherboard is still the old one, despite the fact that the startup screen is different now - it's a Gateway computer yet it says Intel now?!)
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    It was always an Intel computer (Intel motherboard to be precise), Gateway is just the name of the company that put it together and sold it. Companies will sometime replace the startup screen with their own branding.

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    I have had part of the same experience that you have. I dunno why, but bitcomet always blew the brains out of my internet.

    I tried 3 diff browsers and they all performed very poorly while bitcomet was running.

    I switched to azureus and the problem stopped.

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    Many ISP's have Bitcomet blocked in a multitude of ways - Especially in the U.S. and certain parts of Europe. You run it, they monitor/block/slow ALL your internet connections.

    Use Azureus. It takes a bit more RAM but its more advanced and has some protocols for getting around/spoofing such things.

    Lol whut? (Jyuu will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty damn sure that RAM doesn't "crash")
    No it doesn't crash, but it can mix up access or burn out sections. Thats why there are RAM tests under windows diagnostics under some of the boot-time menus. RAM can be corrupt/go bad - or your paging file could be damaged/corrupt. If your lucky its just getting old and will only crash once because of exceptional circumstances or your paging file will correct itself... if your unlucky, its replacement/reformat time.
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