[QUOTE=platinumsword;2188244]A router will enable you to have more than one pc connected to the internet, and some will act as external firewalls.
Let’s try and eliminate one scenario, do the disconnects occur when you do not have any P2P or Bit Torrent applications running?
Check your event viewer and see what it is telling you. I assume that you have Windows XP.
start / control panel / performance and maintenance / administrative tools / event viewer / system
Things that have a red x beside them are errors. Highlight and then right click and select properties. You should have a brief description of the error with an event id number(s).
Thanks for that. When I do what you say, the event view/system report shows three errors and three warnings.
An error says: Your computer has lost the lease to its IP address…on the network card with the network addresss…
Does that suggest my ISP will be able to sort it out?