> My INTERNET CONNECTION gets asleep whenever there is a ICS working /
> active or not.
> Moreover - the problem does not rely on connection sharing as my
> laptop has the net at any time if Vista is ON (and no matter whether
> this connection at Vista has already got asleep or not, net at XP
> works perfectly). So: THE PROBLEM IS WITH VISTA.
I'm not disagreeing with you that the problem is with Vista. I'm
suggesting that the issue is probably with drivers for Vista for the
modem and/or the USB drivers on the Vista machine (which is why it works
fine with XP) and/or non-standard ways of using the Internet connection
(ICS) which may not work well in Vista and/or non-Vista-compliant
programs (Skype). It could be any of those things and any combination of
Look, whenever you set up anything technical - particularly networking -
with *any* operating systems - the best way to do it is the simplest,
least complex way. You've got at least 3 parts to your setup which add
to the complexity. I'm saying that the best way to deal with this is to
reduce your complexity by doing the following:
1. Use a DSL modem that has ethernet and a router to do NAT instead of
ICS. Make sure it is compatible with Vista.
2. Or use a DSL combo modem/router that connects via ethernet. Make sure
it is compatible with Vista.
3. Can't give you any answers on the Skype because I don't use it but I
do know from reading these groups that Skype has issues with Vista.
If you don't want to do any of the above practical steps, then you have
to troubleshoot all of your complexities one at a time. Remove Skype and
ICS and troubleshoot whether the machine loses connectivity while
directly connected to the modem. Test extensively. If all is well, add
back the next layer of complexity and test that. If all is not well,
focus the troubleshooting on whether the problem exists with the modem
drivers or the computer drivers. Etc. No one but you can do that because
you're the one sitting in front of the computer. If you were looking for
a "magic button" to push to make this all better, I'm sorry but there
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