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Constantly getting "connection to server reset"

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December 22, 2010 7:00:35 PM

Whenever I browse the internet on my desktop or laptop I constantly get "connection to server reset" no matter the browser. Now, my download speeds are fine but something fishy is going on with my web browsing. I turned off Windows Firewall to no effect. I have the free version of AVG which I don't believe has a firewall. I do have the firewall on my router enabled (this Belkin Wireless router). I have a Motorolla Surfboard cable modem (this one).

This happens regardless of P2P or no P2P traffic so that's not it.

Thanks for your help.
December 22, 2010 7:05:16 PM

Run a tracert to Google. Post your results.
December 22, 2010 8:43:31 PM

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.157.104]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 2 ms <1 ms <1 ms Rachel-laptop [192.168.2.1]
2 8 ms 8 ms 12 ms 10.185.0.1
3 16 ms 16 ms 13 ms 96-34-65-38.static.unas.sc.charter.com [96.34.65.38]
4 10 ms 9 ms 8 ms 96-34-66-130.static.unas.sc.charter.com [96.34.66.130]
5 20 ms 10 ms 16 ms 96-34-66-2.static.unas.sc.charter.com [96.34.66.2]
6 14 ms 10 ms 13 ms dtr02spbgsc-tge-4-3.spbg.sc.charter.com [96.34.64.16]
7 11 ms 13 ms 29 ms 172.22.34.210
8 12 ms 11 ms 21 ms 96-34-64-47.static.spbg.sc.charter.com [96.34.64.47]
9 17 ms 17 ms 18 ms 96-34-72-38.static.unas.mo.charter.com [96.34.72.38]
10 19 ms 21 ms 17 ms 96-34-2-170.static.unas.mo.charter.com [96.34.2.170]
11 35 ms 19 ms 20 ms prr01atlnga-2-4.atln.ga.charter.com [96.34.3.81]
12 23 ms 22 ms 27 ms 74.125.51.249
13 18 ms 18 ms 17 ms 72.14.233.56
14 18 ms 18 ms 20 ms 209.85.254.247
15 23 ms 32 ms 18 ms 209.85.252.66
16 91 ms 101 ms 99 ms gy-in-f104.1e100.net [74.125.157.104]

Trace complete.
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December 26, 2010 12:25:14 AM

Did that help at all?
December 27, 2010 11:45:32 AM

dsiglin said:
Did that help at all?


Sorry about the delayed response, Christmas and all :p 

Well, it looks like your ISP is alright. I've seen viruses cause this sort of behaviour as well. Run a virus scan?
December 27, 2010 12:14:41 PM

No problem, I found out it was my P2P software clogging up my TCP ports. ANd my stupid lame router won't let me set TCP timeout so I'm playing around with how many ports the P2P software can use before it adversely effects my router. It's strange that I never had this problem before...
December 27, 2010 12:31:16 PM

dsiglin said:
No problem, I found out it was my P2P software clogging up my TCP ports. ANd my stupid lame router won't let me set TCP timeout so I'm playing around with how many ports the P2P software can use before it adversely effects my router. It's strange that I never had this problem before...


I had the same problem with my P2P sharing. Turns out that the upload bandwidth was causing the problem. Assuming you have a cable ISP, you'll be capped somewhere around 768Kbps. Not to fret, just cap the upload speed to something reasonable and you'll be fine. For reference, 768 Kbps = 96KBps. I'd cap somewhere around 20 KBps.
December 27, 2010 10:36:41 PM

Ok thanks, I'll give that a try.
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