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I've have Roadrunner cable modem service for a few years now, and it's been pretty reliable for most of that time, other a few major outages. But the last few months I've noticed a LOT of minor glitches that cut off my internet access for anywhere from 1-5 minutes. I'm getting sick of it, but we don't have a lot of options AFAIK. We originally got Roadrunner because we weren't close enough to a DSL hub for DSL service, and we have a package deal that includes our digital cable, so I don't think we can just drop it without a major upheaval.<br><br><br><br>
But it's making me wonder what's the norm in people's expectations of ISP dependability these days? If you knew you could expect a 1-5 minute outage every other day, would you consider that a problem?
 

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My internet never goes out. Well, once in the last year that I know of... It would drive me crazy personally, I have little patience for computer 'glitches'.
 

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Tess, I experience the same mini-glitches with Comcast cable internet. I have the highest speed available (whatever it is), and I pay an awful lot to have the internet cutting out for several minutes every day. It's so annoying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
So, you're not alone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I don't consider it a huge problem, because I unplug/restart my modem and wireless router, and then my connection is back again. Does yours come back eventually or do you have to do the same thing?
 

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Mr. Tess is telling me part of my problem is I'm not patient enough after the computer wakes up out of sleep mode, and I need to give it an extra minute to reconnect. But I know some of these outages are not just my computer waking up slowly. When a real one happens, it seems to resolve itself spontaneously after a couple minutes without my resetting the router.
 
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