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We have a small issue with our network in the office. We have around 30 computers connected to the network and some of them disconnect various times around the day. It is starting to get very annoying. Here is the setup. We have the modem connecting to a small unmanaged switch which distributes to 1) DVR and 1) router. The DVR has to have its own IP address. and the Router also has its own IP. The router connects to a bigger business switch which then connects to all 30 devices. The router is a home style router that is very good but i believe might be causing the issue. I am unsure of this but i think. Like i said before around 7 computers disconnect from the internet and have to wait about 3-5 min to connect again. Can anyone help me to find out what i can do?


asked Apr 19 '12 at 18:08

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closed Oct 31 '12 at 21:36

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@Matt: What is being solicited in this question? He is asking for help with his computers that are disconnecting from the internet. Don't see anything here.

(Oct 31 '12 at 23:17) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

You make a good point! I just slightly misread the question.

(Nov 01 '12 at 04:17) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

Need more info, i know its an old thread so most likely sorted by now, but for anyone else reading with similar problem, isolate what is happening when network "drops" what is used as the DHCP server cheap home router? or business switch? may be worth getting the managed business switch to act as DHCP if it supports it...

answered Oct 26 '12 at 08:18

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it was a cheap business switch, but we ended up getting a new switch and a new router. Switched to fiber and are without problems. We are using the old switch for testing now and dont have issues with it. We never found out the problem so we just fixed it the only way we found, by buying new hardware well better hardware.

(Nov 04 '12 at 23:44) chavezja chavezja's gravatar image
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Asked: Apr 19 '12 at 18:08

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Last updated: Nov 04 '12 at 23:44