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December 19, 2006

SL killed my internet

Filed under: Second Life Shit! — Hugsie @ 6:37 pm

Seems like every time I log out of SL, in about 5-10 minutes all my Internet connectivity just DIES. I can’t connect to any websites, my e-mail won’t download, Yahoo times out and tries to relog every so often. It acts like I can’t resolve any domain names (no DNS). While I can still connect to websites if I know the direct IP address, or at least ping them, I’m just not able to resolve any URLs. I have to reboot, but that dosen’t always fix it.

It just seems to be the main PC I use, none of the other PCs I have are effected. I can jump on the web on my other PCs that are behind my firewall. So this is definitely some weird issue with my primary PC, so I might be due for another system wipe and reinstall, and start over. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve built this PC so it’s probably due for lube job. I may also get a CPU upgrade and more RAM too while I’m at this.

But why is SL messing up my Internet connection so badly?



  1. I’ve had similar, and I saw this in the log file

    “INFO: Turning off Windows error reporting.”

    I found that my cookies seemed to have disappeared, but after a reboot, they were there after all. My guess is the SL viewer pushes out of memory some cookie-handler code, that Windows would object to, but doesn’t as the error reporting is turned off, and that a reboot restores Windows back to normal.

    It seems then that after using SL, a reboot is a must!

    Comment by Benja Kepler — January 15, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

  2. it hasn’t been an issue anymore since I’ve reinstalled windows after my recent hardware upgrade.

    Comment by hugsalot — January 16, 2007 @ 8:10 am

  3. Great!

    How much RAM did you get? Might be worth knowing!


    Comment by Benja Kepler — January 17, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

  4. new cpu, dual core (Athlon 64 x2 4800+) 2gigs Ram, an a few extras.

    Comment by hugsalot — January 17, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

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