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Strange Things
« on: September 21, 2014, 06:35:42 AM »
Today our DSL is acting up so I turned off the DSL modem. All of my systems switched themselves over to the Broadband. The problem I have is this: I play an online game  called Camelot. On Broadband both of the laptops loaded the game just fine. On the two desktops the game will partially load and then just sit there. The only obvious difference between the systems is that the laptops have an internal modem and the desktops use an external modem.

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Strange Things
« on: September 21, 2014, 06:35:42 AM »

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 01:01:09 PM »
Hard to tell wihtout actually looking at it and seeing how you have things hooked up. Maybe it is just a simple firewall issue with the game? Or maybe the game is trying to connect to the old network IP.

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 12:28:38 AM »
Perhaps some additional information will help. On both the desktops I did a system restart and then tried loading game from broadband with same results. Also, it appears that if just left alone the game 'sometimes' will eventually finish loading. Another anomaly. I also go to Pogo occasionally. On my primary laptop (on Broadband) I went to Pogo but could load no games (they just sit there trying to load). In all these cases as soon as I switch back to DSl all is well. Does that help?

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Fresh information. Today the laptops behave just like the desktops. I switch to broadband and Camelot just hangs up; switch back to DSL and all is well. What the heck???

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 12:38:22 PM »
When you switch the connections are they each using a different network adapter on the computers? Reason why is if you are using 2 networks then windows will stay focused on using the one that is set first. But if you disconnect one of the networks you need to make sure windows is disconnected from it.

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 03:50:40 PM »
Beats me. How do I check?

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 04:04:10 PM »
Well, when you say you switch connections, what exactly do you do?

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 12:39:31 AM »
I go to the 'Network and sharing center', select 'Connect to a network'. It will then bring up a display in the lower right corner of the screen showing the two networks. I  click on the one I want and click on connect. After it grinds around for awhile it will show that network in the 'Network and sharing center'. Done. Am I missing a step?

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 09:57:41 AM »
Are both networks wireless or network cable?

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 12:02:24 PM »
My wife has a cable to the Broadband but her system isn't involved. All of my systems only have wireless connections.

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2014, 11:57:26 AM »
Ok and so there is only 1 wireless card on your system correct?

So after you change wireless networks have you tried restarting the computer to see if it gets it working? Reason why is I wonder if something on the system is still trying to use something from the old network and a reboot would force it to refresh. That is, IF the problem is the system and simply not the other connection.

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2014, 01:42:19 AM »
I haven't tried a restart but I will and I'll let you know results. Remember though that more than one system exhibits these symptoms.

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2014, 04:03:20 PM »
Yes, but it is windows. There are so many different things that after they are changed the system needs rebooted because the system has all the cache and such using old data. A reboot forces all the cache to be flushed and things start new. This is true for the network and many other things in windows.

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2014, 11:30:42 AM »
I still haven't had occasion to try the restart thing.

 But I have a general question that is within this topic. My wife's system has an Ethernet connection to the broadband and a wireless connection to DSL. When she turns on the broadband the network center says she has multiple connections. So my question is does it in fact use both connections (kind of a load sharing kind of thing)?

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 04:51:32 PM »
No, windows will use just one, because of network connections work it a connection cant be split.

You can force some programs to use a certain network connection though, but the ones that you cant will use what ever windows has set as the default.

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 11:43:54 PM »
Hmmm. That's not terribly clear. How about this: if she is playing poker on two sites and listening to UTube 'stuff' all at the same time, will her system in fact use both of the network connections? For example: UTube of one connection and the poker sites use the other connection?

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Re: Strange Things
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 11:43:54 PM »