If the Linksys router is between the cable modem and the XP machine, it has
absolutely nothing to do with XP, and is more a coincidence that the Me
machine works ok. What makes you think the cable modem is the problem if
the Me machine works without a problem at all.
Try updating the drivers for the XP machine network card, check the network
cable or better yet, swap it with a new one to rule out a damaged cable.
Make sure the network card in the XP machine is configured according to your
ISP's instructions as well.
"DBM" <dbmoore15adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:908901c345b2$479afa20$a401280aphx.gbl...> I am getting entirely frustrated. My computer keeps
> hanging up and ultimately boots the cable modem off
> line. I have one PC on XP and one PC on ME. The ME
> computer can run all day without a problem but the XP
> machine fails hangs after a period of time. If I unplug
> the cable modem (Ericson Piperider) and reboot the cable
> modem it works okay for a period of time but then happens
> again. If the ME machine is online without the XP
> machine I have no problems. Other information to know -
> I am using a Linksys router. I am starting to believe I
> have the XP machine configured wrong or I have a bad
> cable modem. I need help. The cable company is not
> helping. The machine is brand new. I need help. What
> can you suggest?