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Loboron

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Good morning my friends- I've searched to no avail to find a solution-

 

I'm using Windows-7 64-bit, and a Asus Router AC 1900...  It doesn't matter which VPN I use, my connection continues to drop.  When I'm not connected to a VPN my computer shows I'm connected to my internet via the SID I use.  When I'm connected using the VPN, it displays "Network 8" internet access" That number usually changes each time I connect using the VPN. Every few minutes the network connection drops and comes back in a few minutes.

 

Reading, it says to "Disable" my Firewall. I've disabled all my Firewalls one at a time, Personal firewall, Eset Firewall, and the Router firewall... nothing helps, the connection continues to drop.  Any suggestions or cures would be appreciated. I live in Baja California, Mexico and I use the VPN for searches and connection to IheartRadio each morning for the news.

 

Thank you,

Ron

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QUERY PLEASE  ?

 

WHY TWO (2) SOFTWARE FIREWALLS ?

 

WHO IS YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER ?

 

ARE YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS HAVING SIMILAR ISSUES ?

 

COULD SOMEONE BE STEALING YOUR WIRELESS BANDWIDTH ?

 

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43 minutes ago, humble3d said:

QUERY PLEASE  ?

 

WHY TWO (2) SOFTWARE FIREWALLS ?  They came with the software: Windows, ESET, and the Router

 

WHO IS YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER ? TELNOR- Mexico

ARE YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS HAVING SIMILAR ISSUES ? No,  I'm the only one... they don't use VPN's

 

COULD SOMEONE BE STEALING YOUR WIRELESS BANDWIDTH ? I don't think so, I connect with 5G

 

 

 

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I have Cox cable in the US ..1st class..they also supply cable to Mexico..I have Cable Mas -IZZI in Tijuana and from my experience the service sucks..I have had 2 new lines from the pole to the house  ..and 4 new boxs in 2 years ...I believe Telnor is thru the phoneline..DSL.. good luck with that one ...I do not think Mexico will ever be 1st class

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Yes, cable here sucks, my neighbors who have it hate it and often change to Telnor. I too have two news lines from the pole to the house. Their both the Fiber Optic lines from Telnor.

 

Thank you all for the replies.

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On 5/23/2018 at 8:30 PM, Loboron said:

Reading, it says to "Disable" my Firewall.

Your system could be infected.

 

 

On 5/23/2018 at 8:30 PM, Loboron said:

I've disabled all my Firewalls one at a time, Personal firewall, Eset Firewall, and the Router firewall... nothing helps, the connection continues to drop.  Any suggestions or cures would be appreciated.

Why do you need more than one firewall?

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WHY TWO (2) SOFTWARE FIREWALLS ?  They came with the software: Windows, ESET, and the Router

Which ones can I safely disable?

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That's because the person who formatted your system was a computer idiot — doesn't mean you have to embrace his ideology.

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11 hours ago, Loboron said:

WHY TWO (2) SOFTWARE FIREWALLS ?  They came with the software: Windows, ESET, and the Router

Which ones can I safely disable?

 

Router one is fine with others. You can try disabling the OS one and use the AV's one there.

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Solved:

Had to remove the original stock "Tap Driver" and replace it with Tap driver that comes the VPN I have install...  Havn't lost or dropped connection now in two days.

 

Thanks for the replies and suggestions...

Ron

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