Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:00 am Post subject: Ongoing Problem with Verizon DSL.
Over the past couple of days, my internet connection has been going on and off at certain times. I'm thinking maybe I am getting DDoSed. I use Verizon DSL internet services and I'm trying to figure out the problem. Can someone give me any advice or if anyone here uses Verizon DSL if they are also experiencing the same problem.
Joined: 19 May 2004 Posts: 9 Location: Centerville, South Dakota
Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:23 am Post subject:
Hi, welcome to SFDC.
Your Internet connection could be getting dropped for any number of reasons. My DSL used to act up when it rained (until the phone company properly sealed a junction box), your network card might be going bad. I was having issues with my cable a few weeks ago, until the cable company realized that they had oversold my area, and spent two days bringing in new lines. They were kind enough to put me on my own line too.
At any rate, the first call should be to your DSL provider. They will run a trace on your line to make sure that there are no line issues. Then you can go to a site like http://www.dslreports.com/tools and run a speed test to make sure that you are getting what you are paying for.
And just for clarification, when you say that your connection is getting dropped, do you mean that the lights on your modem are going off, or is it just hanging up for a long time? If it is just hanging up, you may need to check your system for malware to verify that isn't clogging your connection.
If you are not running a website, the chances that your are getting Dos'ed are slim to none. Why bother Dos'ing someone's connection when there are millions of web sites that are ripe for the attack. And assuming that your IP is not static, you can unplug your modem for a minute or so, replug it in, and it will assign you a new IP number.
Well at certain points my internet connection stops and I see the red light come up which means there no connection. So I have to keep resetting untill it works. I'm going to call up Verizon to sort this out.
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