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Connection problems

Arnout Boks

Joined: Mar 28, 2005
Posts: 2

I'm building an application that uses a Socket to connect to a server over TCP. When I'm running the application, I sometimes get disconnected (with or without a "connection reset by peer"-error). It's almost sure that the server didn't disconnect me. After I get disconnected, my internet connection is down (also on another computer behind the router), and I have to reboot my router to get it back working.

Could this have to do with my (NAT)-router? If so, how can I fix this (where do I have to look for)?
Is there any way to solve this in the Java-code?

Thanks for any help.
David Harkness
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Joined: Aug 07, 2003
Posts: 1646
It sounds like there's a problem with your router. It's extremely unlikely that anything you send in a random socket could cause the router to drop all connections for all devices until it's rebooted.
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