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Internet Randomly Drops and I Can't Reconnect to Wifi? W10

Q: Internet Randomly Drops and I Can't Reconnect to Wifi? W10

Hey guys/gals!

This problem just recently started happening with my computer. I'll be playing a video game or surfing the web or whatever and all of a sudden my wifi connection will drop.

So I'll click the wifi symbol at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to reconnect... but even though it will say that there are connections when I hover over the icon, the list of possible connections will be blank.

I uploaded a screenshot to imgur so you can see for yourself: http://i.imgur.com/qAC5YX1.jpg

The only way for me to fix this problem is to system restore to a few days ago. But this is getting pretty tedious.

Help please?

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A: Internet Randomly Drops and I Can't Reconnect to Wifi? W10

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Can I somehow automatically reconnect if my wireless network drops? Now I must choose Repair connection to reconnect. Can it be done automatically?

A:How to reconnect automatically when wifi drops?

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Hey all,

Hope I can get some help with a problem that has been bugging me since I installed W10.

This problem appears to be random and happens a couple of time a month. It is really annoying. What happens is, the WiFi appears to stop working. It can't find any available networks and won't reconnect no matter what I do. I have even tried closing/restarting explorer but that does nothing. If I try to shut-down or restart my computer, it just hangs on the shut-down/restart screen. I have to hold down the power button to get my computer to shut-down. The weird thing is, after a restart, it works fine ...for a few weeks. It just seems very strange.

I use a WiFi dongle. I have a couple of them so I tried each one - they all eventually give me the same result . I have a HP if that helps. I notice that my father in law's rig also does this occasionally. He also has a HP, albeit a different model.

A:WiFi drops out and can't reconnect, computer hangs on shutdown/restart

I'm having the same issues. I don't use a wifi dongle though. My computer is toshiba satellite P75. The problem has happened a couple of times since upgrading to Windows 10 a month ago.

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How do I fix the following problem?

While using my computer, I have no idea what triggers it but every so often, the WiFi will seem to randomly disconnect. If I try to reconnect, it says it fails to connect. However, if I restart the computer, the WiFi will automatically reconnect. The problem is when it disconnects every 10 minutes while I'm trying to do something, and I keep having to constantly restart my laptop just to stay connected to the internet. When this happens, the laptop is plugged in, and the option for disabling a network adapter to save power is disabled, so that shouldn't be the issue either.

This doesn't seem to be a problem with my Network or with my service provider, because it doesn't occur on any other internet enabled devices. My Xbox One and iPhone SE are both connected to the exact same WiFi and never experience this problem.

Why would restarting allow me to reconnect to it when I can't connect normally within the network options?
Why does it seem to disconnect in such random intervals of time?
How can I make it so my WiFi no longer disconnects on its own, constantly requiring computer restarts?

I've dealt with this problem for months and have no idea what causes it or how to fix it. I even had to restart my computer in the middle of typing this post just to get back my internet connection. Please help! I don't know if it's a problem with my laptop, with the OS, or what. I do know that the problem has pe... Read more

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i have had a stange problem commence a few days ago, I have checked numerous threads on this forum which address inet dropouts but still cannot work out why it is occurring.
Hardware as follows:
Pentium 4 3GHz
TP-Link  TL-WN751ND wireless (firmware v1.1)
XP Pro SP3
AvastPro AntiVirus
Malwarebytes Pro
I am running of ONLY one router.
For some unknown reason a few days ago my inet connection dropped out.  After trying all the basic attempts to fix it, I found the only way to reconnect was to create a BRIDGE in Network Connections and to bridge my wireless driver with the V100 driver, and then immediately UNbridge them.
This allowed me to reconnect but the system keeps dropping out at random intervals, sometimes after 20 minutes, others after 2hours.  On average, it drops out every hour odd.  Every time it drops out, I again have to perfom the bridging/unbridging to get it going again.
I have since performed the following to no avail:
 - Upgraded to the latest version of T-Link firmware
 - REPAIRED Windows XP system
 - Restored latest wireless drivers/firmware again
 - run all microsoft updates
 - disabled Avast & Malware
 - Ran Microsoft Malicous ware tool
 - Ran complete virus and Malware scans (nothing found)
 - Ran every MicrosoftFixit relating to this problem that I could find, of which only ONE fixed a few files to no a... Read more

A:Internet drops out and will not reconnect unless bridging and unbridging occurs

Good afternoon, let's gatherf some data .
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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the problem is, my router (BT voyager 2100) which i have had for years keeps deciding to cut out at random points in the day, and this morning it just wouldnt reconnect at all!
taken it down to another phone line (the master socket apparantley) and it seems to work fine in it
I need to know if its the router playing up and whether I need a new router, or whether its the phone line, because I don't want to splash out on a new router if i'm just going to have to same problem!

Been having this problem for a long time now and its been happening quite a lot lately.

Here are some stats i got off the routers page:

ADSL line:

Line mode G.dmt Line state Show Time
Latency Type Interleave Line Up Time 00:01:01:10
Line Coding Trellis On Line Up Count 2

Statistics Downstream Upstream
Line Rate 3488 Kbps 1024 Kbps
Noise Margin 6.9 dB 7.0 dB
Line Attenuation 31.0 dB 20.0 dB
Output Power 18.4 dBm 12.6 dBm
K 110 33
R 8 0
S 2 1
D 32 1
Super Frames 215602 215600
Super Frame Errors 17 103
RS Words 7330481 0
RS Correctable Errors 494 0
RS Uncorrectable Errors 286 0
HEC Errors 16 0
OCD Errors 1 0
LCD Errors 0 0
ES Errors 0 0

hopefully you understand these figures a bit more than I do....

any help greatly appreciated

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My WIFI will just randomly drop, and has that yellow triangle. The internet will be slow, or sometimes no internet at all. It just randomly drops there is no specific times it turns off. I have tried a bunch of ways to fix it, and no luck. I have downgraded drivers and nothing works. I have updated drivers and nothing works. I did hear something about the Windows 10 update that messed up the internet, but I've had it updated and nothing is working. I appreciate the help. Thank you.

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Hello davevidduong,   Welcome to Forum!! Here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity. First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here:Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "net... Read more

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Alright, I moved to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a few weeks ago, and everything's been working fine, until this past week. Every now and then, my wireless card will start having hiccups, dropping all connections, losing its connection to the access point, and then reconnecting, all within 30 seconds. Everything will then be fine for about five minutes, then it'll repeat. It starts doing this randomly, and stops doing it randomly. I have only had it happen at home, however, I'm hesitant to pin it on any of my network equipment, as I have several laptops and desktops that all are working fine whenever this occurs, and are connected via WiFi and Ethernet to my router. Sometimes rebooting stops this, sometimes it doesn't. If I shut off the computer for six hours, it stops. Rebooting the DSL modem and the access point doesn't help, as the symptoms continue afterward. In my Event Log is under Windows Logs>System, the first event in the series is always this series: 1) The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.  The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]  Comment: None Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          12/22/2009 8:49:44 PM Event ID:      7042 Task Category: None Level:         Informati... Read more

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I have an HP Envy 15 running Windows 10. For awhile now (at least the past 6-8 months), the wifi has been randomly cutting out with no discernable pattern. It has happened on multiple networks and no other devices are affected, so it seems to be the computer itself. What is especially weird is that, when this occurs, it will appear to still be connected to my usual Wifi network but no others will be available. Eventually it says it is still connected to the network but the internet is not available. And if I disconnect from the network I was connected to, it says that no networks are available. I'm wondering if it's a problem with the Network Adapter. When the problem arose the last time, I went into my Device Manager and the network adapter didn't appear there. Thanks for the help.

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I have an Envy 15t purchased in January 2016. Everything works except the WiFi, it keeps dropping. I have restored it, updated it, and updated the driver with no change in the operation. I have another laptop an Envy dv6 with a different wireless card and it works fine. This PC has the Broadcom BCM 43142. Anyone have solution or do I need to replace the PC?

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We have had Century Link for a couple weeks now and up until a few days ago it worked great, but recently it has been acting up... The internet just drops. We have tried to reset the router multiple times but it doesn't work. We use the internet on about 5 different devices. I understand how this might relate to bandwidth, but even when every device except for 1 is connected we still have the same issue. When the wifi does work we get great speeds, but it only works for about 30mins-1 1/2 hrs. If you could please give me as much info on this as possible i will be forever grateful. Thanks!!!!
P.s. The modem we are using is the PK5000

A:Century Link (formerly qwest) Wifi Randomly Drops for 1-30 Mins.

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.tx... Read more

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My computer has recently started to drop the WiFi connection, reconnect after a while and at times, not even detect my WiFi connection for a while. Then repeats the process for no apparent reason, I'm not sure when exactly thus problem started as I had been using Ethernet cable up until last week. I am certain that this is not related to my router as 3-4 other devices in my house can access the internet perfectly fine.

I have tried doing a power cycle of the router, restarting the notebook, re-installing/updating drivers and cmd ipocnfig /refresh (and other commands along those lines)

My notebook model is the hp pavilion 3132tx- windows 7 64bit, intel I7, 8gb ram and uses a ralink RT3090 network card.

Ps: the problem appears to be alright if I use older versions of the driver (have tried and the default one which came with the notebook [which is older than it]) however, I would prefer not to have to use the older versions as task manager says that its link speed is only 39 mbps whereas versions would show 79 mbps

Thankyou in advance.

A:Notebook drops wifi connection randomly- Ralink network card

It sounds to me like a signal problem. A competing signal drowning out your wireless signal can cause these kinds of random losses.

To test for this try this program:
inSSIDer for Home – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
It will tell you if you have a stronger signal in your area that is interfering with the channel.

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Randomly when I'm browsing the internet, my internet goes. Maybe I'm just lucky that it doesn't cut out during an online game.

To get my internet back I just unplug the internet cable at the back of my pc and wait a few seconds and plug it back in again, comes back almost instantly.

I can't ping the router when my internet goes, I check my phone and and can still get internet, no one else complains of it.

I use a TP Powerline adapter. I can not test if that is at fault, no wifi and not too close to the router hence why I use the powerline.

Around the time of internet loss, in the event manager I get messages like these:

Browser: The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F468282B-2F3E-4F03-B32D-7AD58EFD21FA} because a master browser was stopped.

DNS CLIENTS EVENTS: Name resolution for the name dns.msftncsi.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.

Service Control Manager: The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.

The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]

Comment: None

Here are times and dates of when I have noticed it.





A:Internet only on my pc drops randomly

I am not an expert on this but it looks like the default DNS assignments may be causing the issue.

Have yo hard-set your DNS assignments?

Right click the Network icon on the lower right corner of the screen and left click "Network and sharing."
Click "change adapter settings"
Right click on your network adapter
Select "Properties"
Scroll down to and double-click the "Internet version 4..."
In the dialog at the bottom is shows "Use the following DNS..."
Click "Use the following..."
and set them to point to OpenDNS servers

You may need to first click "Use the following...IP address" if they grayed out, but you can leave the IP addresses blank.

Click "OK", a few times and see if that helps.

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Hi guys, so my internet has been dropping a lot more recently (I have had this issue for about 4 months now). The odd thing that I cant figure out, is that it only happens on my desktop. Every other computer and phone can connect and doesnt drop wifi like the desktop does. Also, this happens when im wired through an ethernet cord. I have reinstalled network drivers, bought a wireless usb card, tried troubleshooting everything I can that I know how to do. Any other things I could try?


A:Internet Drops Randomly

Specs for computer (make and model of computer that is having problems -or- make and model of the hardware)? Also, what wireless router (or modem) are you trying to connect to? What is your Operating System?

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My Internet works fine on my laptop but on my other computer it drops out randomly and I have to restart the computer to get it going again. It only gives me around five minutes before it drops out.

It is not through networking I just use the same modem on both computers.

I Have a windows Xp and USB modem not a router.

Can anyone help


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Hello all,

So here's the deal, yesterday I was playing some games on my PC as i'm sure many of us do when my mouse started acting up (it was constantly left clicking when I was holding it down) but I digress, so i grabbed my spare mouse, took the old 1 out of the USB port and popped the new 1 in the same slot. Next to the said USB slot is my wireless adapter (Texet 802.11n USB Wireless LAN card to be exact, some cheap *** 1 i got but it hasn't troubled me thus far) and I must have knocked it or something because my internet just dropped straight away. I thought it would come back up soon after but for the last 20 hours I've been scratching my head and reading forum post after forum post, trying fix after fix but to no avail.

While i'm browsing the web it is usually stable, sometimes drops when I watch Youtube but that isn't the issue. The problem is when I load up online games the moment I hit the play button and it connects to the game server it just dies. I've pinged while doing this and I can see the second I hit play the requests start getting timed out for about 30 seconds, then it will reconnect.

The only game I have gotten to work so far is Minecraft but on other more shall we say demanding games such as World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy 14 and Diablo 3 it just kills it, doesn't even make it to the character selection screen.

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My Computer: HP Pavilion Slimline s5710t series computer.
Info: OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294021 MB, Free - 149337 MB; D: Total - 11120 MB, Free - 1625 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5, 5.00, 105429150003457
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

My Wireless-N Adapter: Linksys AE1000 (Link) http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Ad...VproductId97826164VVcatId551966VVviewprod.htm

My Router: DIR-655 XTREME N GIGABIT ROUTER (Link) http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=530

Problem: My computer sometimes just for no reason drops the internet. I'm not using it or if I'm in the middle of loading a web page or playing a game. I have check the firmware full updated it. Plugging it straight into the router it works fine. The only problem is my router is in my living room and its about 35 feet from my computer and it goes thru 2 thin walls to get there. So anyone of you smarter people have any idea other than having my computer out in the living room hard wired into my router? Also my xbox 360 is 3 feet away from my comp and I never have a connection issue with it. Let me know if you need any more info.

Edit:: I have Comcast

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Over the past week my Internet has been dropping out after half an hour to an hour of being connected. I can't access any websites on either Internet Explorer or Firefox but MSN and downloads still continue to work. When I restart my computer it is connected to the Internet again but as this has to be done so frequently it gets very annoying.

I am running Vista but have never had these problems before. The other computers in my house are working fine and even my brother's laptop isn't having these issues even though it's the same model as mine. Does anyone have any ideas of what the problem is and how I could fix it? Thanks in advance.

A:Internet drops out randomly but MSN still works

I can't access any websites on either Internet Explorer or Firefox but MSN and downloads still continue to work.Click to expand...

Fully describe the IE and FF failures to access AND we must assume a connection to MSN is already established before the first IE or FF failure.

Try this sequence as documentation;
get a CMD prompt (run->cmd)
enter nslookup google.com
run MSN and IE/FF until failure
rerun nslookup google.com
If (b) retrurns IP addresses and (d) fails, then your DNS has been changed

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I don't know why its happening, but the motel i live in switched routers and now my internet on my laptop (Win7) goes out randomly, as well as the moment i try to download something. I have comcast and i think the motel is using a DL-524. I've tried static ip, DNS ( and other random remedies, but to no avail. BTW i know it cant be the router because my brother, running on XP, is working just fine. Any logs you need I'm happy to provide, as long as you give me the prog to get it. Thank you so much!

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Recently, I switched ISPs from Fios to Comcast and I've been having more consistent issues with my internet on a wired connection. On Fios, the internet was completely stable, but with Comcast the internet randomly drops for a few seconds at a time. It can be fine for hours, then go out 5 times in the next 10 minutes. Just to be clear, when I say the internet drops, all of the lights on the router remain lit indicating the connection is fine, but my computer loses the connection.

With that being said, I'm not sure if it's directly related to switching ISPs. A comcast tech has said that signal levels are fine and the wiring shouldn't be an issue either.

Also, I haven't been able to confirm this, but the issue might be isolated to the computer that is on a wired connection. I can't seem to recall having any issues on devices connected via Wifi. Basically, the connection might be perfectly fine, but something may have happened on my computer recently that has caused these issues. However, I've ran scans to check for viruses, but they have all came back clean.

Are there any troubleshooting steps I can take to narrow down the specific cause of this issue.

A:Internet randomly drops for a few seconds.

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I truly hope I can explain this problem and get it resolved. I want to use this as a web server for when I am away from home.

I have a:
Dell Optiplex running win xp pro, sp 3.
intel P4 processor with
it's connected with ethernet
to a motorola SB 900 cable modem for
Brighthouse Networks ISP.
I am running DYNDNS updater too, to resolve my dynamic ip to a url.

The problem is that every so often I need to manually obtain an ip address by using the repair button in the Local Area Connection Status window. However, I am able to do the repair remotely, so the nic is working. There doesn't seem to be any event that causes the connection to drop either so I am at a loss.

I sure hope someone knows what is going on and how I can fix this. A web server is kind of worthless if it drops connection. I'm not sure I'll be able to remotely connect if I'm not on the LAN.

Thanks a lot in advance :)

A:Win XP Pro, SP 3 drops internet connection randomly

Just to confirm, it is a WIRED connection, not a WIRELESS? Have you tried reinstalling the driver for your NIC?

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Every time my wireless drops out, I need to restart windows and click the "Turn wireless on" button in windows mobility centre before it will reconnect. Usually it is after i get a "Limited connectivity" error message.

I'm using a Fujitsu Lifebook T Series Tablet running Windows Vista (Business).
I have recently changed to a Netgear "RangeMax" Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (however I'm *pretty* sure this didnt start happening until a month after I started using it)

When I open windows mobility centre after the wireless drops out, the caption on the wireless button is still "Turn wireless off", and clicking on it does nothing. Its not until i restart windows that the caption changes to "Turn wireless on" and I can get wireless working again. When I do click on it, the caption changes as expected.

Do you have any ideas on why my wireless does not reconnect after it drops and how i can fix it? Failing that, is there any way that I can turn wireless back on without using Windows mobility centre, or fix windows mobility centre so that the button allows me to turn wireless back on.

Please let me know what further information would help and also whether or not i have posted it in the right section (I assumed it's a software issue as windows mobility center doesnt update).

Thanks a lot.

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Hi All,
I have established a Virtual Wifi Miniport and would like to share my laptops internet via the Miniport. Whenever I connect my android phone with this access point, it works perfectly for a few minutes and then all of a sudden there is no internet on the phone. The phone remains connected to the laptop hotspot but the internet access is no more there. Now at this point if I disconnect the connection between my phone and the hotspot and then again try to reconnect back again, it wont even connect. The phone will keep on searching and shows connecting status but can never connect. I have tried all sorts of softwares connectify, virtual router, intel mywifi and even tried to create a hotspot from the cmd using netsh command. All the hotspots work in the exact same way intially works perfect but maybe after half an hour internet is gone. I have completed all the steps properly even changed the settings in the laptop adapter with interet access to allow other networks to connect but nothing seems to work. I have a Windows 7 Machine and my wireless adapter is Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N-100 and the drivers are up to date according to windows. I know that its a problem with my laptop/OS or something because my android phone can connect and remain connected( without losing internet ) to the connectify hotspot in my wifi enabled desktop PC.I am breaking my head over this for the past 15 days even formatted my system once but no use. Please help if you can..please!

A:Internet sharing via Virtual Wifi miniport drops internet access

I guess no one has an answer to this one...my bad luck...

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Recently my notebooks stops communicating with the internet. I am browsing and all of a sudden the browser hangs for a while then says it connect find website. I check the Network settings and it shows I am connected to the wifi access pointWhen I run troubleshooting it is unable to figure out the problemIt happens randomly but when it happens the only fix is to reboot.Rebooting fixes it every timeI have another computer and it is able to connect to the internet all the time. It is definitely not the router or access point 

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Hello all and thanks in advance for any help.

My problem is that my internet will randomly drop sometimes 1 to 5 times a day and stay off for 5-20 seconds then come back on. I have dsl and im using a Westell modem. I will post some of my system info below. Anything else you need just ask.
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce Go 7800 GTX
Sound Devices
Description: Realtek AC97 Audio

A:Internet randomly drops for a few seconds then reconnects.

If you mean that the modem is dropping the connection to your ISP, and your ISP supplied the modem, then call their tech support--the problem is all their's unless you have poor phone wiring. Otherwise, what do you mean?

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Ever since i've had my laptop it's always been randomly dropping connection and not connecting again until i reset the internet. It won't even connect even if i reset my laptop. It seems to be fine anywhere else i go but i don't use my laptop that much anywhere else. It usually says "no internet. secured." Usually i just go into wifi status then properties and change my channel width from auto to 20mhz only just because it will connect again and stay for a little. It usually doesn't bother me too much except when I game and i need connection to be stable. my driver is up to date and it's definitely my laptop because everything else can connect while my laptop can't
I'm using windows 10 hp pavilion 17 notebook

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hi there, first of all thanks for taking the time to help me out.
i have cable internet with shaw, and a recent problem i've had is that i can't keep my connection. my modem led lights are fine, the power, online, send, recieve lights stay solid and the pc activity blinks. the two computers in my taskbar are the ones that let me know when i have to reset the connection. the one on the left stays on, but the one on the right is blank. the first time had this problem was with my first network adapter, a yukon marvell gigabit ethernet controller. my local pc shop told me to that the card was probably bad, so i bought a d-link 530 t gigabit ethernet controller. for the first month it worked beautifully, i did not have to go to my network connection and disable/enable my card. but a couple weeks ago it started to do it again. i phoned my isp and they said that everything was fine on their side, and advised me to uninstall the card and reinstall which i did and it did not fix the problem. i ran command and did a ping test with www.yahoo.com and with for both of these, i got 4 packets sent and 4 recieved, 0 lost, when there was a connection. i did it again when it dropped it and the results were, 4 sent, 0 recieved, 4 lost. it also said request time out four times. as for yahoo, it said 'ping request could not find host www. yahoo.com. please check the name and try again. also there are these extra adapter type things that i are a complete mystery to m... Read more

A:Solved: Internet drops connection randomly

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Every day or so, my wifi connection will no longer have internet access.  I have 2 HP Pavilion's and 1 Lenovo.  This is the only one that has this issue.  I've had the hard drive replaced and everything reinstalled for other reasons, but the issue with internet connectivity is still there.  If I hover over the WiFi icon in the lower right coner, it tells me right now the NETGEAR router I'm connected to and says Internet access below it.  When I've dropped internet access, the icon will have a yellow mark on it and hovering shows my NETGEAR router but it says no internet access. All I have to do is disconnect from my router and reconnect and I'll have internet access again, but that gets irritating. Could this be a hardware issue on my laptop and how do I determine that?  I'm still under warranty for another 2 months.

A:WiFi drops internet connection

You Can read the entry ghost WiFi I have dpne an optimization with Avast optimizer but I can't be sure if was the solution.

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Type: Cable
Security: None, had Microsoft Security Essentials running but uninstalled that to see if it was causing an error. Basic Windows Firewall is enabled (although have tested without)

The problem I'm having is the internet on my HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t PC will drop for these short 10-30 second bursts. After the drop it will automatically start working again. This happens with all programs I'm running on the computer. The odd thing is that it's in a way random. Sometimes I won't get these drops for 30 minutes but then I'll get them every couple minutes.

I've been trying to pinpoint the problem but haven't come up with anything. I tried plugging the computer directly into the cable modem and still had a problem (which I assume ruled out the router as a problem). It also would seem to rule out this being strictly a wireless issue. I removed antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials) and have tweaked with turning off the firewall completely. I've tweaked the power saving settings to make sure the adapters are not turning off. Even went as far as blanking the hard drive and re-installing the factory settings.

It's worth noting that I have no problems with other devices online. I have a laptop (uses XP) that uses both wireless and a direct connection to the router without issues. An iPad and Xbox 360 has had no drops when in use. This issue only happens with the desktop. The only difference in this device is it uses ... Read more

A:Internet Connection Randomly Drops in Short Spurts

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I just built this computer a week or two ago. It's been working fine for the most part except that my network port seems to randomly disconnect on occasion. Sometimes it disconnects and I can't do anything except disable and re-enable it (fixes). Sometimes it says "no internet connectivity" but I am using internet applications without any issues.

This is by far the weirdest bug I have ever encountered with windows and drivers. I am using the Sabertooth x79 Motherboard along with the intel 82579v gigabit ethernet port on it. I have the most up to date drivers from intel's website. I'm not really sure what information you guys need to help me work through this problem. So please request anything you guys feel will help me. Kind of hard to test it out because it happens randomly and may not happen for a day or two.


A:New computer drops internet randomly/false negatives

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Before doing anything could you give that a run, Afterwards if you could follow the steps in option 3 and upload the text log that may be helpful too.
I just want to make sure your windows installation is proper before we start troubleshooting this.

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The new P70 Docking Station constantly drops and reconnects...something. I can tell by the beeps, so it's annoying. I don't know what it is, but it happens every ten minutes or so. The only thing connected is monitor, mouse, keyboard. Thoughts on how to diagnose?

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I have read and tried solutions from previous post without success. What is the next step?

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Hi All,

I've got an older Acer Timeline 4810t running Windows 7. We recently switched from Cox Cable internet to AT&T U-Verse, and I've started noticing that my internet connection will randomly go out when I am connected. This occurs whether I am on a wired or wireless connection. Specifically, I will be browsing the web and, randomly, when I try to pull up a website, I get an error indicating that I cannot connect to that website because I am not connected to the internet. When I check the status of my connection in the bottom right corner, it will show that I am connected to the internet. If I disconnect the ethernet cable (or disconnect and reconnect to the wifi network), the internet service is restored, although it continues to randomly lose connection.

I initially thought that it was a U-Verse issue, so AT&T came out and replaced the router. Unfortunately, I still got the random drops. I then thought it was a Windows issue, so I reformatted by hard drive and reinstalled Windows - still having that issue.

My wife has an older Macbook and does not have this problem. We also do not have this problem with any of the tablets or phones that connect to the network wirelessly.

I am beyond frustrated and do not know what to do. I also don't know if this is a sign that my laptop is at the end of its life, which would be unfortunate since I've only owned the laptop for about 3 years (my last laptop, a Dell, is on year 7 and still churning).

Any suggestions/advice w... Read more

A:Internet Access Randomly Drops on Wired & Wireless Connection

Forgot to mention that I've got an Intel 5100 wifi card and an Atheros ethernet controller.

After further research, it may appear that the wifi disonnection issue is a known issue regarding this wifi card (Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN problem - disconnecting). Just weird because I only recently had this problem pop up; this also does not explain why my wired connection randomly drops.

I'll play around with the router, driver and the settings some more tonight to see if I can figure out what's wrong.

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Version of IE - Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0

Operating System - Windows XP SP2

What you have tried - Manually reentering the script location

What the problem is - Automatic Configuration Script randomly drops out of Internet Explorer

Give detail explaining your problem - The Automatic Configuration Script checkbox is ticked and the path to the script has been entered however it randomly drops off on some PCs/laptops sometimes and then the users are unable to browse on the Internet. Manually reentering the details temporarily resolves the issue but the the entries have still been known to drop off afterwards. This is extremely annoying especially on remote PCs. If this has happened to anyone before, any information would be greatly appreciated.

A:Automatic Configuration Script randomly drops out of Internet Explorer

I too starting experiencing this very issue, but I didn't see any answers to this issue. Does anyone know what's causing this, and how to fix it?

Would greatly appreciate it!


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I hope the title made a little sense.

We currently have 5 - 20 laptops on location depending on the day. There are around 10 signals in the area including our two, which isn't insane considering 15+ signals in an apt building isn't unusual and rarely causes conflict. This is in a two story office building with ours on the top floor. Directly below us is a restaurant which I assume some of their appliances mess with our signal. Regardless of that, we still have great signal strength. We have two routers in the office to help ensure signal strength and two SSIDs (for the swapping mentioned below).

A random number laptops at random times of the day will lose connection to our signals. Which laptop, when, how many laptops, and which SSID is not consistent. There is nothing wrong on the WiFi icon or an ipconfig [/all] and others will still be working on the network just fine. You can then swap to the other SSID, which could at the current time have users working on it and users with it broken, and your internet works. I've tried to find some sort of pattern behind this. Time, brand, model (laptop and WiFi card), nothing leads to a pattern. No where in our office is the signal weak.

Sometimes we do remote conferences/presentation from our location and it looks quite bad when the laptop presenting the remote session randomly drops in the middle of it, so it's becoming quite an issue there. It of course is a nuisance regardless of what people are using the internet for. Any sugges... Read more

A:Internet drops from working wifi, will connect to 2nd SSID on same LAN

Quote: Originally Posted by tanwedar

Edit: I forgot to mention that both routers are simply APs connected to the main firewall which does dhcp etc.

Just to clarify some terminology...

APs (i.e. "access points") are more often referred to "wireless access points", i.e. WAPs.

They are not in fact "routers". They are simply "wireless access points", which provide secondary wireless networks (i.e. SSID's) at remote distant locations away from the primary router, through a wired connection to the true primary wired router. This solution is commonly used when the wireless network available from the true primary router just can't reach the remote location dependably because of walls, distance or other radio frequency interference in the neighborhood.

Any device connecting (either wireless, or even wired if the WAP also provides some wired connectors as part of its "wired/wireless switch" technology) through these secondary wireless networks is actually passed on through by the AP to the primary router, where true network connected device management and DHCP occurs. Devices connecting to the WAP (either wired or wireless, doesn't matter) all appear as "wired connected devices" back on the primary router. This is because the WAP really is a "wired multi-port switch" from the perspective of the primary router, and any device connected through a wired switch will app... Read more

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Hi All,

First I want to thank anyone here who can kindly help me with this painfully long lasting issue i have yet to find a way to rectify!

Here is the situation:

There are a total of 4 computers using the bandwidth on one network within my household.

Please click the picture to see a perfectly simple and detailed outlay of my network with the make and serial of the routers used!
The Issue: My computer which im typing from now (Computer 3 from diagram!) will drop randomly if i browse the internet or am downloading something whilst using the browser.... or sometimes completely randomly for it to then always reconnect by itself after 10-15 seconds.

Also EVERYTIME I restart or log on to my account i will need to restart Router 2 (see diagram) then click the mini comp on toolbar (bottom right) for connections > Open Network and Sharing Centre > Local Area Connection (right side) > Disable > Then Click red "X" and allow windows to sort issue in order for my internet to work on Computer 3!? It will not work unless i do THIS procedure. This happens ONLY on computer 3?

I really appreciate an experienced opinion on helping me rectify this issue!
Thank you very much!

A:Solved: Internet Randomly Drops (Long Term Issue) Please Help! Pic Included!

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Hello, I have recently upgraded from XP to W7 Home Premium and ever since I have installer WLM if my internet connection drops WLM shows the countdown timer for auto reconnect, this timer counts down to 00 then doesn't even try to reconnect, the timer just starts counting down again, I never had this problem with XP Home Edition. Is anyone familiar with this problem and may be able to help me resolve this?

A:WLM 2009 auto reconnect after internet reconnect

Is that Windows Live Messenger? If so, can you try reinstalling it. Can you connect to the internet? Otherwise install Pidgin:


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my internet was fine until i upgraded to windows8 btw im using the latest build i bought from micrsoft store and put on disc myself. with my own key and everything.

latest bios on asus m4a89td pro usb3 motherboard.
six core amd FX-6200 at 4.4ghz overclocked.

latest drivers from netgear. and latest drivers and firmare on my linksys e3200 router. internet is comcast.

i can basically be surfing the net. downloading utorrent. playind diablo and it shows the little yellow triagle on my connection in the corner.

go to event viewer and the most common is the DNS CLIENT EVENTS WITH CODE 1014.

it never did this with windows 7. someone help. i cant do this.

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Hello everyone

Our college dorm is like a 4 story building with two corridors on each level having a wifi router after every 6 meters that serves probably 5 rooms ( each room having 2 people). The internet is provided to us by our ict dept which for some reason no one knows where it is.

So the problem is that during summertime especially, this issue comes up. 2 guys sitting in the same room, 1s getting a perfectly smooth internet and the others internet drops after every few seconds for about 10 seconds. At times, a guy sitting in my room will be getting disconnections but i wont. Other people on the floor are facing this issue too. I have confirmed that the channels being used by the wifi modems/routers (sorry i dont know the difference) is either 1, 6 or 11 on all of them.

The wifi signal remains the same during this "disconnection" period. I still see 4 bars but i cant surf or if im downloading it goes down to 0 kbps for about 10 seconds or more then comes back for a little while before disconnecting again.

I cant understand the issue. What just happened now is that on a pc my friend was using a usb tp link tl-wn722n to access wifi and he was facing disconnections. All he did was come to my room get my roomates tp link(same model) and its working perfectly for him now.

Please for the love of goodness help me.

A:Random Internet Drops on College Dorms Wifi During Summers

Yes that is very common in Dorms. It all depends on how they have the WIFI A/P's are set up.

The IT group could also be using the Summer break to upgrade equipment, replace bad Ethernet cables, switches, etc.

You need to go talk to the IT dept. for the school and see what is going on.

My son had to use a Netgear Ac USB external adapter with a USB jumper to get a proper signal in certain areas on his campus.

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Common one this one, but in our case it wasn't a driver issue - it was a DNS issue!

For us, this problem all seems to centre around DNS. Windows 10 seems to occasionally and randomly change which network adaptor it's going to route DNS requests to. For those who don't know - DNS is a system whereby a name like Google gets converted to a unique machine address such as DNS servers are external computers that provide this service. If this service doesn't work properly, you won't be able to browse any websites properly.

One solution if you're using WiFi is to disable your Ethernet adaptor in Windows by going into Control Panel -> Network Connections:

This will force Windows to always use your WiFi connection for DNS requests.

So how about if you use your Local Area Connection for something else - maybe for NAS (Network Attached Storage such as an external hard drive)? My father has such a set-up, with a static IP address at each end, so that he can access shared storage. However for some reason Windows was asking this connection for DNS, which obviously wouldn't work!

(You can confirm this by opening a Windows command window and typing nslookup and pressing Enter. If it shows the IP address of your LAN adaptor instead of the Wireless adaptor, this is what's happening.)

The fix is to go into your Local Area Network adaptor Properties (same menu as shown in the picture above), then go to Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Properties, then ... Read more

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I am running Windows 7Ultimate. My Internet connection keeps getting dropped, and when I run the troubleshooter, I can get two different messages: "Troubleshooter Couldn't identify the problem" or "The default gateway is not available." When I get the first, I might as well give up getting on the Internet. When I get the second, the problem can be fixed. Any amount of time later, my connection is dropped again. It can be a day or just an hour

A:Internet drops out randomly - "The Default gateway is not available"

Is this computer the only one on the network? I assume your computer is set to DHCP aka getting an IP etc from your router?

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Hello everyone,

For about a month now, my pc randomly disconnects from the wi-fi network (my home network) I was connected to, mostly (actually almost exclusively) when I am on Youtube watching videos. Sometimes it happens after 10 min, sometimes after 2h. I can't reconnect to any available wi-fi network in range, and can only regain connection and internet after restarting my pc. Other devices connected to the network don't have any problems.

Network adapter: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
Drivers are up-to-date.
No AVG installed.
Restarting the network adapter doesn't help.
Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, Spybot, AdwCleaner all return clean scans.

Can anyone please help me?
All suggestions are welcome!

Thanks in advance!

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Hi all,

I have a MacBook Air running mountain lion, every time I turn on or wake my laptop it always has to have me connect to the network manually however I do not have to enter the password again.

I do not experience this problem with any other device on this network or when I bring my laptop to other places...

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Toshiba laptop, Windows 7 Ultimate x86, RTL8187b WiFi NIC.
Clean install.
Opening a new site is working ok and fast, when clicking on a link on the website, I get a very slow response or a time-out...When I do the same thing at the same time on a wired computer or/and on a Ipad (wireless), the page opens normaly....
I've disabled the windows firewall. I've tryed several browsers (IE8/9, Chrome and Firefox), but all act the same... Tryed different drivers for the NIC...
When I connect the laptop wired, all is ok....
It happens on different websites on different times and moments....Opening the site works fine, so DNS should be ok.
Any ideas?

A:WiFi internet randomly failes

Have you checked with your ISP to see if there are any problems with Wireless ? Do you have the latest drivers for your NIC ? There are a lot of factors that can interfere with a wireless connection and cause problems, do you use a router or is this when you are out and about using hot spots ?

Can you post back with more details about your set up, like what AV do you use, what other security programs do you use, how old is the machine and did it come with Windows 7 or did you upgrade from another OS.

I'm sure one of the experts will be able to help you when you give them more details, I'll just say Welcome to the forum and hang in there for a while until someone else sees your post.

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Hi, I'm using an old Dell dim 4400 I had it set up with wireless internet I unplugged it the usb adapter for a few hours and plugged it back it in to connect now I cannot get it to connect again. All the other pc's are connected to the same wi-fi net. Any suggestions? By the way it's an old XP dell dim4400 pc if that matters. Not sure what info you'll need to assist so please ask

A:Can not reconnect to my wifi network...

what version of windows are you running? sounds like maybe a driver issue..? click start-->right click "My Computer"-->cilck properties-->hardware tab up top then device manager see under the "Network Adapters" (click the plus sign beside it to open it up (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE USB ADAPTER PLUGGED IN BEFORE YOU DO THIS) also download our system scan utility save it then run it and copy-paste the results here. click here to DL it http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

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So my computer won't reconnect to any wifi network after it resumes a suspend. This happens with all networks, secured and unsecured. I have to manually reconnect, when this is done, it doesn't always reconnect the first time. Some times I have to attempt to reconnect multiple times before I get it to work. I believe this problem after I installed the Sprint broadband card manager. I removed the software but I am still getting the problem. I also ran an System File Checker on the system and it didn't do anything either.

Anybody know what can cause this and how to fix it? Thanks.

A:Wifi won't reconnect after resuming suspend

This is part of your Screen Saver settings. You need to go into your Advanced power settings and stop your computer from putting your devices into sleep.

since i see you are using windows 7

Right Click on your desktop and select Personalization

Bottom right click on Screen Saver

Change Power Settings >>> Change Plan Settings

then Change Advanced Power Settings

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