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We had a problem with our old wireless modem a few months ago and so Verizon sent us a new one. Which was a nightmare to set up, but we finally got it in and working.
Except now when we're playing on online MMO, the game will freeze and kick us out because the connection dies. It tells us there's Network Access but no Internet Connection. Disconnecting and reconnecting fix it, but I want to know why it does it and how to make it stop. It's annoying. And it doesn't happen on any other machine, even the older ones we're using. The difference is that while one of us is online playing the game and the other is on the laptop browsing or answering emails, it'll kick whoever's gaming off with the "No Internet Access" while the laptop's fine. I don't even notice a slow down when I'm on the laptop.
I've updated the gaming rig, I've run almost everything I can think of, so I'm looking for advice. How do I solve this? Has this happened to anyone else?
Step one: Visit http://www.giganews.com/line_info.html and post up the Traceroute the page shows, if you wish. Be aware that your non-bogan public IP Address will show up. It might shown up as the final hop (bottom-most line of the trace) might contain a hop with your IP address in it. Either remove that line or show only the first two octets. What I'm looking for is a line that mentions "ERX" in it's name towards the end. If for some reason the trace does not complete (two lines full of Stars), keep the trace route intact.
For example this what I saw when I was using Verizon
traceroute to 71.242.*.* (71.242.*.*), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 gw1-g-vlan201.dca.giganews.com (22.214.171.124) 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms
2 ash-bb1-link.telia.net (126.96.36.199) 39 ms 7 ms 7 ms
3 TenGigE0-2-0-0.GW1.IAD8.ALTER.NET (188.8.131.52) 4 ms 4 ms GigabitEthernet2-0-0.GW8.IAD8.ALTER.NET (184.108.40.206) 4 ms
4 so-7-1-0-0.PHIL-CORE-RTR1.verizon-gni.net (220.127.116.11) 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms
5 P3-0-0.PHIL-DSL-RTR11.verizon-gni.net (18.104.22.168) 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms
6 static-71-242-*-*.phlapa.east.verizon.net (71.242.*.*) 32 ms 32 ms 33 ms
Step two: Can you provide the Transceiver Statistics from your modem?
#3 If you don't know how to get that info:
a) What is the brand and model of your modem?
b) If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to it: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?
#4 If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to the modem, even if you know how to get the Transceiver Statistics from the modem: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?