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Topic # 26704 1-Oct-2008 09:39
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Have a situation that is more annoying than anything else, but just wondered if anyone else is experiencing this.  First the infrastructure:

Telecom Pro Advanced (FS/FS), 3Com wireless modem/router synched @ 8300 kbps, Netgear MP101 Music Player

Most of the day I have music streaming from US stations.  For the past 3 days I consistently get drops in my connection about every 5 - 10 minutes.  The music dies and I have to manually re-connect to the station after every 3rd failure.  As I said it is mainly annoying, unless it is a symptom of something more sinister?

Just wondering if anyone else seeing spotty service of late.

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  Reply # 168259 1-Oct-2008 10:20
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I’ve not experienced anything like that. Have you tried various stations to ensure the problemn is not at source?

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  Reply # 168266 1-Oct-2008 10:46
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Yes, I should have pointed out that it is happening across all the stations I usually listen to (US-based) which are spread across the country (not the same server).

I also noticed that when I do a tracert, the 3rd hop always times out (see below), is that normal?

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     2 ms     2 ms     2 ms
  2    12 ms     9 ms    31 ms []
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4    12 ms    11 ms    12 ms []
  5     9 ms     7 ms     8 ms []
  6   160 ms   160 ms   160 ms []
  7   134 ms   139 ms   133 ms []
  8   162 ms   162 ms   161 ms []
  9   162 ms   170 ms   170 ms []
 10   138 ms   140 ms   134 ms

Trace complete.

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