Dropped Internet Connnection related to Base Filtering Engine

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by mazman, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. mazman

    mazman Guest

    I have two hard wired PCs running Windows Vista Ultimate. Every few hours,
    one of the two will drop their ability to connect to the internet "page not
    found". The other will work just fine. Rebooting the PC will fix the problem,
    though that's not the optimal solution. (I'm running the Trend Micro Internet
    Security Antivirus/Firewall package on one machine and the Windows Firewall
    on the other.)

    After much trial & error, I have found that I can restablish the internet
    connection by stopping and then starting the Base Filtering Engine. Is the
    service is the cause of the problem or a result of it? Can/should I disable
    this service?
     
    mazman, Nov 10, 2007
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  2. As we know BFE has som eissues. Have you try Vista update? Otherwise, SP1
    may fix these issues.

    Windows Vista Update and downloadThis update to address a set of known
    application compatibility issues with Windows Vista - March 2007 Windows
    Vista Application Compatibility Update ...
    www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=859&sid=9020404a21add4fa8aa5b3942f048156


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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Nov 10, 2007
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  3. mazman

    mazman Guest

    I'm up to date on all the Vista Update downloand and the application
    compatibility patch. It seems odd to my that I can't find any mention of this
    anywhere in the Microsoft Knowledgebase. (BTW, I initially thought the
    problem was with my router and I replaced it with no luck.)
     
    mazman, Nov 10, 2007
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  4. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Nov 10, 2007
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  5. mazman

    mazman Guest

    Tried that, and there were no problems. The router is a Linksys WRT54GX2
     
    mazman, Nov 10, 2007
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  6. mazman

    mazman Guest

    Tried that and it passed. The router is a Linksys WRT54GX2
     
    mazman, Nov 10, 2007
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  7. mazman

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Nov 11, 2007
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  8. mazman

    mazman Guest

    I tried that, too. Does not help.
    Also used Microsoft's "diagnose and repair" function. It says there is a
    problem with the connection, tries to repair it by resetting the adapter, but
    ultimately fails.

    One other oddity: On one occasion I had a session of Virtual PC 2007 running
    in a window and accessing the internet. Then my Vista internet connection
    failed, but the Virtual PC connection kept going. How the heck does that
    happen?


     
    mazman, Nov 11, 2007
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  9. mazman

    Barb Bowman Guest

    that's weird, and to be honest, I don't know.
    are any power management features turned on for these NICs? is there
    data being transferred when they "stop"?

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    Barb Bowman, Nov 12, 2007
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  10. mazman

    mazman Guest

    I agree that it is very weird. No power options are turned on for the NICs. I
    also can't locate anything in the Event Viewer indicating a problem.

    I did discover that the Internet Connection Sharing service was turned on
    and that the Base Filtering Engine interacts with that service, so I turned
    ICS off yesterday. Only time will tell if that's the solution to the issue.

     
    mazman, Nov 12, 2007
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  11. mazman

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Please keep us posted.

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    Barb Bowman, Nov 12, 2007
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