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Getting "Network Disconnected" messages

By jimberg ·
After upgrading my Dell Latitude Laptop from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000, I started to get "Network Disconnected" messages. When this occurs, whatever I am running stops for 15 seconds or so, then continues normally. I suspect the network driver, but haven't been able to find a better driver. Any ideas?

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by maxwell edison In reply to Getting "Network Disconne ...

Look at Media Sense for TCP/IP in Windows.

Whenever Windows detects a "down" state on the media, it removes the bound protocols from that adapter until it is detected as "up" again. There may be situations where you may not want your network adapter to detect this state, and you can configure this by editing the registry.

Look at Microsoft article Q239924 fir the whole explanation and possible resolution.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q239924

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)

Maxwell

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by jimberg In reply to Getting "Network Disconne ...

I disabled media sensing per the MS article, but still get the unwanted "Network Disconnected" messages popping up from the task bar.

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by whitsell In reply to Getting "Network Disconne ...

What Latitude? I have seen with the C600's W2K with a CdockI where the NIC on the docking station doesn't work correctly with the laptop. If you upgrade your dock to a CPORTII your problem will go away.

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by jimberg In reply to Getting "Network Disconne ...

It is a Latitude Cpi D300XT, Model No: PPL. The docking station just says C/Port, Model No: PDS. I tried a different (latest) driver for the 3Com Etherlink 10/100 PCI NIC (C905-TX) in the docking station, but that didn't help either. Some people have the problem here, and some don't, so it could be the docking station. So I agree that a different docking station would probably help - if the company would get me one.

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