Cannot consistently connect
mark "at" minassoc.com
Mon Jan 24 19:18:00 2005
My home computer has Win XP Pro, Verizon DSL with a Westell 2200 Modem. My
office PC has Win XP Pro, Verizon DSL, a Netgear router and Trend Micro
Internet Security 2005 firewall.
I cannot consistently connect to my work PC from home. I know my firewall
settings must be OK because I can connect at times with no problems. But
then if I disconnect and try to reconnect even 15 minutes later, I will
often get the message "unable to connect to host: Connection timed out
(10060)". When I get that message I will try to pathping or tracert to my
work PC and it will be unsuccessful. I have also noticed that if someone in
my office reboots my work PC, I will usually be able to connect.
Unfortunately, if no one is at my office, this cannot be done.
At first I thought that it my be a problem on the network between my home
and office, but could the network be that unstable that it would time out
every 15 minutes?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.