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Q: internet disconnects automatically

I am a new user an can't seem to find a similar question previously posted. Sorry if this is a duplicate.

1. I recently upgraded hardware and software: new hard drive, DVD/CD burner; XP Pro (clean install).
2. I have a unique ISP -- Communicom Dial Return, i.e. download via cable, upload via dial-up modem. Cable is always on, the actual connection requires the dial-up.

Problem: Internet disconnects at 20 min. no matter if the brouser is in constant use, i.e. downloading updates, etc., email being sent, whatever. Modem log at Diagnostics Tab notes "Hardware hang-up due to lowering DTR" I'm not smart enough to understand what that means.
If I make any change whatsoever to the Internet connection options, my computer will not connect ('unable to establish connection' displayed in dial-up thread.) Can't return to original settings and reconnect...must delete the connection on Internet Tools and reinstall via the Connection Wizard.
There must be a setting somewhere that makes my modem (US Robotics 56K Voice PCI) and XP Pro and Communicomm compatiable and allows me to make normal, typical settings and control how the internet connection performs.

Any thoughts
thx -- rah

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Hello folks!

I've been having an issue that perplexes me dearly and pushes my understanding of computer networking. It's basic. I do understand computers to a fair level, enough to solve most issues that come my way, but I have no idea what is going on here.

My internet connection will drop every 2-3 hours, on totally random intervals (I don't think it's ever happened at the same time) and then reconnect itself very fast, usually within 4-5 seconds. It is noteworthy to mention that the small icon on the windows taskbar display the internet connection never actually shows any sign of this, as if nothing is wrong. It does not show anything wrong at all, in fact. I simply get cut off from anything I'm doing for those brief seconds.

As a gamer, it's absolutely unacceptable. It was bearable before when the game I was playing would automatically reconnect to the server, however in my new game called Darkfall it kicks me out as soon as my connection is dropped. I also cannot log back in due to the competitive nature of the game. A disconnection is almost certain death. You can understand my frustration.

Some background information that might help:

I moved into this place about 4 months ago. I live with a roommate in Canada. Montreal to be specific.

The ISP we use is Videotron, the largest one in Quebec. It is a 30 mbp/s down and 2 mbp/s up extreme high speed cable connection.

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HI ,

I am facing an issue with my new installation of windows , i.e , my internet disconnect after 15 -20 minutes if i keep it idle for that time which is causing me a lot of problem coz I used to download large files.Also ,
the LAN Adapter shows conncted but I am nt able to browse or ping any site....I have tried to increase time from the registry but that also doesnt help me ......Can sm1 help me out with this problem .....

Thanx In Advance

A:Network Disconnects Automatically after 20 min

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

Have you tried to do a system restore to before the problem occurred?
If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless connection issues, have you removed all the stored wireless network profiles and then searched for the network?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
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Hi guys , please help me !
my Internet connection disconnects every 1 Hour at nights and that's when I want to download some files but I'm asleep and I can't wake up and reconnect it over and over , I used to use IDM for downloading but It only is able to reconnect Bridge and Dial-up Connections if I'm not wrong , and I set my broadband connection on PPPOE .

so can you help me with this ?
Thanks in advance .

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Quote: Originally Posted by persianmajid

Hi guys , please help me !
my Internet connection disconnects every 1 Hour at nights and that's when I want to download some files but I'm asleep and I can't wake up and reconnect it over and over , I used to use IDM for downloading but It only is able to reconnect Bridge and Dial-up Connections if I'm not wrong , and I set my broadband connection on PPPOE .

so can you help me with this ?
Thanks in advance .

Do you have a router? If so what model and brand?

Many routers have a "keep alive" setting for a PPPOE connection... check yours.

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Hello! I'm having a problem with my wifi. I have an asus laptop my OS is windows 8 pro. So im connecting to the internet fine just for like 4 or 5 hours maybe the whole day sometimes. Then my wifi just disconnects and the networks dissappear one by one and then there is no network. Tried turning off and on the wifi. No change, only solution is to restart my pc and hope it wont happen again. I tried troubleshooting. It fixed the problem 2 times and connected back. And it won't fix anymote. It said it had some probelm with access point. Pls help me! The problem keeps repeating. Fine for hours then keeps disconnecting

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Hi everybody,The subject of the message says it all, but i just want to make it clear:I have a T420 laptop which has a Win7-64 bit OS.Everytime I connect an Ethernet Lan cable, My wifi connection automatically disconnects.This is very very frustrating. I tried looking up the web for a solution and did the followings:1. Updated the Wifi and the Ethernet Drivers.2. Set the Transmit Power to "5. Highest"3. Removed the checkbox of the power management "allow the computer to turn off this device.."4. Set the Metric manually to have higher priority over the lan all these solutions did not help at all.Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem?i don't understand, in my company we have several laptops with the same problem, and i can't seem to findany solution on the web, doesn't anyone have this problem? i would appreciate any possible solutionThanks in advance,Shay 

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There is a default config setting that disables WiFi when the LAN NIC is used. I recall but I am not sure right now where I changed it to not disconnect either adapter. There is/are toggle in ACCESS connection profile Options to turn off when inactive. It likely like that for security reasons that on a domain you would not want WiFi on needlessly opening a security risk. But becomes enabled when it leave or portable so you're not managing it on/off each time.

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Hi,My X1 carbon automatically disables the wifi adapter when I connect to my USB-C dock which has a LAN cable attached to it. That would be fine except as soon as I disconnect to move somewhere, my Outlook and chat end up crashing because I lose connection. I would rather have the wifi remain enabled with the connection active as I've found this to be a much smoother transition. Any idea how to change this?Thanks

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series laptop (5558) in October 2015 from the Dell store in Amazon. It was shipped with Windows 10 pre-installed (I didn't have to upgrade). The laptop is generally functioning very well and I don't see any hardware issues.
The one issue I'm facing since the time I bought my laptop is that the WiFi disconnects automatically (after a while). There's no specific time period at which this happens, but it happens nonetheless if I leave it alone for a significant period of time (anywhere b/w 30 minutes to a few hours). I mostly leave the laptop on (throughout the day). Each time the only option I'm left with is to restart the laptop which fixes the issue.
Another thing that I observed whenever this issue happens is that all options regarding WiFi don't work. For eg: I tried disabling and enabling the WiFi driver. I clicked on the disable option multiple time and it doesn't do anything. However, when I restart the system, the driver is disabled and I have to manually enable it for WiFi to connect.
Other Devices: I used to have a Dell XPS 13 before and it used to work fine and my office laptop is a Dell Latitude and it doesn't have this issue either. I also connect my phone (Samsung S5) and tablet (Nexus 9) to the same network and no issues.
Laptop: Dell 15 Inspiron 5000 Series (5558)
OS: Windows 10 (shipped with laptop in Oct 2015)
Internet: Comcast 50 Mbps
Initially it was fine, but, now this continuo... Read more

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Can anybody help with this?

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Please, I have a problem similarity, i have to restart my pc to be able to access the Internet of four in four hours . i am using xp. Note below (ipconfig /all) Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 13 july 2007 21:05:40; Lease Expires. . . . . . . . . . : 14 july 2007 01:05:40 ; is justly four hours.

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address . . . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F3-57-43-AC
DHCP ativado. . . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . : Yes
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers. . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 13 july 2007 21:05:40
Lease Expires. . . . . . . . . . : 14 july 2007 01:05:40

Please, thank

A:Internet disconnects

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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i using win xp & using bsnl broadband with kaspersky internet security antivirus
bu after few minutes internet disconnects & to connect internet i requre to restart xp please give me suggestion

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First welcome to TSF!!!

Next I would try a couple of things. Start off with a power cycle of your equipment, and see if that helps. Next you would need to narrow it down to what is causing the problem. Does it only happen when you are using chrome or does it happen with other browsers, more to the point does it happen with other programs that use the internet like email, instant messaging, etc. Are you running any programs that allow you to torrent, that can cause issues with your connection.


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Hi I have also been experinsing these problems. I am a video game player as well and whenever I try to play on my laptop my internet disconnects. But all my other devices that use wifi work fine. Also there is nothing wrong with my computer because it works fine on other networks such as my schools. I recently moved and am now using a different internet provider ,centerylink. I think I have to change my modem channel but centurylinks website were you change modem settings is a scam. The website does not work and my parents think theres something wrong with my computer and are refusing to change internet service providers. So I am wondering how If I can change modem channels a different way.

Moderator note - This post removed from this thread: http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/internet-keeps-disconnecting-randomly.205710/#post-1439822 to avoid hijacking.

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Hi, You might have another wifi signal very close to your house that is on 'your' channel, it happens.
You can only move your channel to one of three different frequencies, that is the lowest, the middle or the highest one. So say your current channel is 6, there is no point going to 7, it's still too close.
If the 'other' problem wifi channel near you is say '1' then you should try to go to the other end of the range.
You change your WiFi channel in your router, then your laptop will find it.
You don't need a website to do that, it's between your laptop and your router.
You make the changes through any web browser, and the details will probably be on the label of your router.
But this might not the problem, although it's a fairly easy one to 'fix' if it is.

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I have verizon dsl. I open internet explorer, surf for about 15 minutes and all of a sudden i lose my connection. I try to log back on but it will not let me. I reboot and I can get back on for another 15 minutes and it disconects again. I unplugged my modem this time and plugged it back in and I was able to get back on the internet. Any ideas what this could be?

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Hi theriffs1

I have Verizon DSL also, I was receiving the Pop up ballon: An network cable has been unplugged about every hour.

I would need to physically reseat the ethernet cable, (are you using an ethernet connection or a USB connection?), finally I purchased a new ethernet cable and that problem went away.

I did call Verizon, they have a free upgrade from 1.5mb/368kbps to 3.0mb/768kbps, it was offered to me without my asking.

Have you tried an ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew from a command window?

Start > Run
key in:
cmd /k ipconfig
Click: Enter
The information appearing will show you what your IP address is, and how long before it expires.
My IP address renews itself every 15 minutes.

At a command prompt in the same command window key in:
Then key in:
Your IP address should be renewed.

Have you had any viruses that may have corrupted your Winsock?

Let us know if this makes a difference or not, and if you don't have the upgrade yet, call Verizon and get it!

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Hello everyone, I'm running a windows 7 operating system and I need help I've been having this issue for a few weeks. Usually when I download something big or stream my internet on my PC specifically will go out and I cannot get it back unless I restart my pc I have tried ipconfig/renew and I get the unable to contact DHCP.

Now saying that, I have tried other methods that don't work at all however my wifi works perfectly on my phone and other devices in the household and it is only my pc. I am connected via Ethernet as well but I also sometimes use a wireless adapter however have not experienced the internet go out using the adapter but for network adapter I have updated drivers, tried different ports as well as using different cables and none of those have helped I've looked up many solutions and none seem to work please help thanks

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I should also mention the ethernet port on my pc is burnt out because of a thunder storm so I am using a USB to ethernet adapter

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Hi All
I have been having internet disconnects every since I have had VISTA. It is the same that used to occur in WIN ME & 98. It happens when you spend a long time surfing on one web site. There was a fix for this problem then and I have forgotten it. It is not my server as I have another computer with WIN 98SE and it does not happen. I have to cycle my DSL modem off & on to reconnect. I am connected through a router to a second computer and to the modem and the second computer stays connected. The internet icon (lower right display) will indicate local only is connected.
Any help would be great. Forum


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If you're using a laptop or server, the network card may be configured to go into power saving mode releasing the IP address after a set amount of time of non-activity.

Which version of Windows Vista are you using? Vista is known to have plenty of networking issues on it's own so it may be worth searching Microsoft's KB (Knowledge Base) at www.microsoft.com if you're familiar with it.

Also your computer system mentions a Dell E-520 which appears to be a standard desktop PC, would you be able to confirm this?

Finally, if you could post the results of an "ipconfig /all" while the network is connected and then when it becomes unavailable, this would help troubleshoot the problem.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 914 GB (815 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway, IPIMB-AR
Antivirus: Spybot - Search and Destroy, Disabled

I am having an issue with frequent media disconnects. Upon booting my system, browsers do not connect to the internet. A restart fixes the problem for a while and the system eventually disconnects again. I have hardwired cable and supplier provided cable modem. The system says I am connected but browsers don't function until a soft restart. My PC is for personal use and is owned by me. I have recently added Spybot AV and previously used Windows Defender. McAfee in the distant past. None of them show much and if they do and the item is fixed, I still experience the same media disconnects.

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Every so often when i am on the internet it disconnects and i cant open any web pages. The connection is still there in the bottom right hand corner, ip address etc. are still there but web pages wont open. I try to repair but i have to reboot to make it work again. I am using a laptop on a wireless connection, think this also may have something to do with the freezes it get occasionally.

Any ideas would be appreciated

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Welcome to TSF.

We will take a look at your system for malware, but it's unlikely the cause of loss of connection. If we can't locate a problem, you will be encouraged to ask for advice in the Networking forum, here at TSF.

Download HiJackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HiJackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose [Do a system scan and save a logfile].
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit [Scan] and then click on [Save log].
3. Post the HiJackThis.log file here. Do not fix anything in HiJackThis since they may be harmless.

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hi Boltonsquad I have a similar sounding problem.
My connection to the network is reported as excellent but randomly the actual download speed drops away to nothing.
Does yours "mend " itself after a short while and start working again...or is yours off for good. I find rebooting the laptop resolves it faster than waiting for it to do it itself...until it does it again(not good).
I use a belkin router (number can be supplied when I get home if needed) ..maybe thats the common?

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Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I have a problem of being disconnected from the Internet. It usually occurs about the same time at night. I connect, then get kicked off after about a minute. This happens repeatedly. This continues for anywhere from a few minutes to an hour before I can stay connected again. I use IE browser. This does not happen during idle times. It happens when I am actively surfing. Any ideas on how to solve this? My ISP is no help.

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My internet randomly disconnects for half a second. For instance, most of the time I have ventrilo and mIRC open, and sometimes (a lot of the time) an online game (TF2, CS etc) My internet will disconnect me from all of them at the same time, then I try to get back it and it lets me, so it seems its only disconnecting for like 1 second, then its back on.

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I have a Compaq Presario-AMD Athlon 64-3500+-512mb-200gb. Running windows xp sp3, updated and malware clean. I am stuck with dialup connection until [email protected] upgrades our area. I sometimes leave my pc running a download all night. I usually use orbit downloader but some downloads work better with no manager. Since I reinstalled windows my connection gets disconnected at at different times and redials the connection, but only at night when I leave it downloading a large file. In internet connection I have checked "never dial a connection". It is just an annoyance but I would like to fix it. Any help will be appreciated. I forgot to say that I use IE7 and have tried connection keeper ( with same results). Tried firefox several times but it was slower than IE on my pc. Thanks again. Lots of good advice on this site.

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My internet disconnects every once in a while, usually for 5-10 minutes. Restarting fixes the problem. Whilst my friend who is connected to the same router never has this problem.
I thought maybe HijackThis could find something conflicting that is causing this problem?

When I ran HijackThis I got this notification:

"Your system denied write access to the hosts file"

Below is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:37:03 AM, on 9/21/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16839)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MotoHelper\MotoHelperAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe
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Is this issue not fixable in Hijack This?

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When I turn on the Internet (I have a modem), it works fine until I turn other programs on then the Internet basically turns off, but the computer says I'm still connected to the Internet. Why is this doing this and why is the Internet turning off?

If I'm downloading something off the Internet say a game demo or a game update the Internet would just turn off like I said before and then I would have to disconnect and then reconnect and try redownloading and sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't.

I found a pattern or it's just coincidence, but when the downloading box isn't the main thing selected for a while the Internet turns off. Someone please help and don't tell me to ask my ISP he's the other word for donkey.

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Have you run any spyware, and antivirus scans?

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Hello and thank you,
It seems that every three or four hours our computer will just lose all connection, even the modem shows we don't have one. We have had four cox repairmen come, and all claimed they had fixed a simple problem. They didn't. So whenever this happens all we can do is wait or repeatedly unplug and plug stuff. Obviously we have no clue what is going one. Can somebody help.

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Have they replaced the modem yet?

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Hi there guys. I've have had some great help from all you guys here and I need your help again.
So my internet recently has been acting weird, not for just one laptop, but for all of them, The only thing that seems to not disconnect is the computer hooked up to the routers. I thought it was time for a new router so I bought two new ones to replace the old ones, so I did. They were replaced but the problem still continued! I updated the router firmware and it would fix it temporarily, but after a day it started again.
Please let me know if you need any info at all.

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So heres the deal.
Ive recently upgraded from windows XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64bit, this ofcourse means Ive formatted my harddrives and made a clean install.
But now Ive realised, that whenever I try to download a large file which takes several minutes, my computer will disconnect from the router and I have to let windows do its thing and it says its "Resetting Network card" After this I have to reboot the PC and yet again let windows do its thing where it tells me to let it reactivate my network card. When Ive done this Ill be connected to the internet again. Ive tried to let my PC run for several hours just to make sure its not random dc's but within 5 mins of me starting a download it dc's. I can browse around just fine and have tried countless of different solutions around the web and none have helped so far. Now I beg you to give me Every single possible solution that you guys can think of. Keep in mind that I have another PC running vista connected to the router and that one works just fine, and I never had this problem on XP.
Also please keep in mind that Im not all that techie when it comes to router settings and such, so keep it simple for the sake of my brain not overheating!

Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like a network driver problem but I don't see any network driver downloads fro Windows 7 X86 or X64 on the ASUS site for the Gigabit network device.

As a test, remove the router from the setup and connect directly to the broadband modem. Try a download and see what happens. If it fails the same way then the router is definitely involved. If it doesn't fail then try swapping the port and cable the router is connected to with the one currently in use by the Vista computer then try the test again.

If it works then it is either the Ethernet cable or some problem with that specific port on the router. If it doesn't make any difference, then try deleting the Gigabit network device from Device Manager as follows:

Press WinKey+R to open a Run box.
Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter
Expand Network Adapters
Right click on the Gigabit device and select Uninstall
Reboot and wait while Windows 7 rediscovers the device and reloads the driver, see if that helps.

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For as long as I remember my Lenovo G580 would randomly stop recieving an internet connection from my wifi, leaving it still connected but without the ability to go online. I have been solving this problem by disconnecting and recconecting from the wifi, however this has been a temporary solution as the problem keeps coming back. I know this is a problem with the computer because it never happens with the other lenovo laptops in the house nor the phones connected to the same wifi. Im monitering this post so if you reply expect a response very soonThank you for the help

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Hi LA314 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
You may try unchecking power saving features on WLAN properties under device manager and likewise place any similar roaming aggressiveness / tendency to highest .
Update us how it goes.

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Hey guys,

As soon as I connect my VPN it disconnects the internet. I'm using a desktop with windows 7, connected to wifi via a Netgear 4600 router. I have two internet connections, one of which is not connected to the router, both connections are affected. Used to work fine and I don't think I have done anything that would cause this. I already looked online and didn't find anything that was helpful.

Any suggestions?


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Hello, I just got a new computer and I'm having internet problems. I used to use an old XP desktop with direct connection and it stayed connected, used my vista laptop with direct connection and it stayed connected, and now with my new W7 desktop the internet does not stay connected. It just disconnects and reconnects in a split second. This interferes while I'm playing games (3 different games), it'll tell me I have lost connection, and when I check my internet connection it says I'm connected. Sometimes I see the little internet connection icon on the bottom say X then a little loading circle then back online in a second. It interferes when I'm streaming also. It happens every 10-30 min or so and it gets REALLY annoying. Anybody have similar problems? Any way to fix?

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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Useful information here: Constant disconnects from my wireless - Microsoft Answers

I suspect there may be incompatibility issues between your games and Windows 7. Can you run the games in Compatibility Mode for Windows XP SP3?

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I am using CISCO Anyconnect. But regardless of what VPN, what happens is that connecting to VPN disconnects me from Internet which doesnot happen with XP.

Is there a solution for this with anyone, please.

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For clarification, I continue to stay connected to VPN, but any other net dependent application like IE, Outlook, Skype do not work, and the wireless network status shows "no network access".

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Hi all,
I am new here and dont know a lot about computers. I have a laptop with an aolynk router and a 3com wireless system. I have no pc just 2 laptops hooked up to my internet.
The internet works fine but disconnects every now and then. There is no pattern i can see (ie.every hour or every 10 mins etc) it justs disconnects but saying limited or no connectivity.If I click repair it doesnt work i have to disconnect both the router and the wireless modems to get it back on.
Can someone offer me any advice please.

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My internet disconnects randomly and these user###### pop-up in my connect to menu. I was thinking it may be due to a virus, but my computer is clean.
That is what I ment by the user#######.

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I have a Compaq Presario-AMD Athlon 64-3500+-512mb-200gb. Running windows xp sp3, updated and malware clean. I am stuck with dialup connection until [email protected] upgrades our area. I sometimes leave my pc running a download all night. I usually use orbit downloader but some downloads work better with no manager. Since I reinstalled windows my connection gets disconnected at at different times and redials the connection, but only at night when I leave it downloading a large file. In internet connection I have checked "never dial a connection". It is just an annoyance but I would like to fix it. Any help will be appreciated. I forgot to say that I use IE7 and have tried connection keeper ( with same results). Tried firefox several times but it was slower than IE on my pc. Thanks again. Lots of good advice on this site.

A:Internet disconnects

Hello & welcome to TSF

have you tried this

useing (ipconfig)

then select ( run
then type in ( cmd
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /flushdns ( notice the space between ipconfig & /
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /release ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /renew ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter

then reboot

then select (run
then type in ( cmd
then type in (netsh winsock reset
press enter
now reboot your system

providing that the (os) is installed on the c drive /you drive letter may be differnt

then reboot

check your connection

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I got my dsl modem like a month ago and its been EXCELLENT. Fast speed, never disconnects, its great. But i dont know whats hapenning now cuz every once in a while, it disconnects and i get a message that popups on the taskbar that says "a network cable has been unplugged". What i do is i either unplug and then plug one of the cables that are connected to the modem (like the phone cable or the power cable) and then it works again. What can be causin this if i am not unpluggin anything why am i gettin this message and why might it be disconnecting? Thanks in advance.

A:DSL Internet Disconnects

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Hey guys, very confusing... I don't know how long I have left (lol) but I recently deleted a project1.exe virus but before I had that AVG found a virus in a Resident Evil 4 trainer, that when I ran it disappeared - which I can guess is a virus.I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit..Whenever I go to turn off my PC it stays on "Shutting down" and I have to hold the power button to turn it off.My HJT log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 01:54:35, on 17/09/2009Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3004)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7100.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:J:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\x86\SetPoint32.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeJ:\Program Files (x86)\Mouse Driver\MouseDrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeJ:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691... Read more

A:Virus disconnects me from the internet

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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this is my info

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : your-4dacd0ea75
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : vc.shawcable.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-2A-A1-5C-48
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : July 24, 2007 7:22:34 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : July 24, 2007 8:22:34 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>^V

Here is my Network Diagnostics

Network Adapters FAILED
[00000001] HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter (FAILED)
Caption = [00000001] HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
DefaultIPGateway = Subnet) (PASSED)
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A:My internet disconnects after an hour, can someone help?

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I just built a new computer recently and it is running great with one big exception, I keep getting randomly disconnected from my wireless internet connection. I do not believe it has anything to do with signal strength because my laptop right next to my rig never has this issue of connectivity. Also seeing as it is a new comp it is not an issue of any malware ect. If i had to guess i would say the wireless card i got is the issue. It was a last minute purchase and cost about 20 dollars. My question is how do I uncover if the wireless card is the culprit and if it is what steps do i take to fix/replace it?

A:Random disconnects from Internet

See if there is a newer driver. If so, uninstall the old one through Programs and Features and install the new one. Of course, make sure it is compatible with your version of Windows.

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so i was on my computer about a week ago,doing normal things like web browsing and the such,when suddenly my internet disconnects,thought the signal blacked out for a second so i wasnt bothered,so i carry on,then a few hours after that it happens again!,i dont know what is going on but it happens very frequently,sometimes even it disconneects and then reconnects it disconnects again! which is ridiculous,the wierd thing is,my connection goes,but still says its active in the corner,even though its not,i get disconnection messages on my games,when i try to open a new tab it cant reach the homepage,it says it cant connect to the internet etc.

im worried about my conection atm since i get the feeling somebody is either,watching it,tampering it,or even a DdoS(probably not likely) but what should i do? thanks!


A:Internet Disconnects every 2/3 hours!

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Hey all, I'm having a issue where my internet will disconnect in middle of download and reconnect in like 10sec. I know its my computer cuz i can play on xbox live no problem all day. I'm running wireless it does not matter I can be wired and it will still do it. It does it while Skype,youtube downloading a file anything that requires a download and its very annoying. Its been doing it for months now and I don't remember when it started. It's not just here I took it to my parents house still did it. So i know its not my router. Any ideas?

Sorry seen I posted this is the wrong section.

A:Internet Disconnects While Downloading

What browser are you using IE?

Try using Firefox if so or vice-versa to try different download managers

Get More From Your Firefox

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I've only been having this problem recently and it's seriously driving me up the wall and I'm about to throw this laptop out the window.
I play online games, and I've never had a problem with anything, but just recently every 15-20 minutes I'll get disconnected from the game. I thought this was a game problem, and contacted the GMs for support, but as I was waiting for a reply my whole internet started glitching up. Over the next few days every single program I had connected to the internet started disconnecting, and the disconnects were getting longer and more frequent.

First my game (Rohan Online) would disconnect, now its Rohan and Ventrilo. Then Rohan Vent and Trillian. Now even Firefox won't work. It's not my ISP, because my crappy desktop works without a problem. I asked several people I know who are computer savvy bout what to do and I did the following things:

I started my comp in safe mode and ran a virus scan with AVG free edition. It found nothing.

I did a system restore to about a month ago, it didn't fix the problem and actually made my comp run slower, so I restored it back to before the system restore. Now my comp has fragments of old files I had deleted before but somehow got half-restored in the restore. I think I just got the last of them out again (like Avast!). My computer is still running slower than it was before the system restore, and I'm still disconnecting, only now it's every few minutes, and things like vent are pinging at 500+ when befo... Read more

A:Constant Internet disconnects

Hi. . .

Run the Vista System File Checker/repair utility:
START type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe uner Programs above | run as admin | type the following:

sfc /scannow

There is no min/max time for this to run.

Regards. . .



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I have just restored my XP system to SP2 after a problem with the USB controller. That fixed, Windows decided to update to SP3 which went ahead with no problems.

Now, though, my internet connection (wired LAN) keeps dropping after about 10 minutes. The only way to get it back is to restart. I have installed the latest network card drivers, but still get "internet explorer cannot display the webpage". I have tried with IE 7 and Safari 3. Renewing the DHCP lease and/or setting the DNS to a manual address do not solve the issue either.

I can still ping hosts on my local network and on the internet like Google, Apple etc and get a full set of replies. However, when i try to ping this machine from another on my network, it fails.

Even though my connection is apparently not there, the LAN status icon says it is still connected. Repairing the connection doesn't affect it.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


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ive got a pretty good cable ISP but yesterday i started getting disconnected from all programs for about 1 second each 1 or 2 minutes...

It does not seem to do it on any other computers than my main one (im on a wireless laptop and i aint gotten disconnected from msn messenger for an hour)

The only thing i could see causing the problem is some kinda popups i get when i open windows XP (called "Windows Security Check" and "XXX toolbar (something) )

Ive run AVG anti-virus and removed every virus and i also ran AD Aware and Spybot S&D (Wich removed something about XXX Toolbar... It was not able to remove a Gator thing)

so now what... I really do not know what to do. It is now impossible to go on IRC and very hard to chat with msn messenger...

Please help.


A:Internet disconnects all the time.

Hi there, you need to post a Hijack this log so that we can check your system properly.

Please go into Windows Explorer, click on C:\ > File > New Folder and call it HJK , or another name of your choice. Go to this Site and download Hijack This. Install the program into the folder you created then run it. Click Scan. Save the log file to Notepad , then copy and post it in the Security Anti Virus Hijack This forum. Make sure to include the System information at the top of the log as well.

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Ok, So i never had a problem while i was on my windows xp sp3.

installed windows 7 rc

I first noticed my internet dropping when i started redownloading my games on steam. It would download and all of a sudden the internet dies. I got to my network adapters and disable and re-enable and my internet goes back up.

My internet doesn't disconnect while i am just surfing the web.

Now, when i play games like HoN (heroes of newerth) or counter-strike source (sometimes). I will get disconnected over and over and it will be "limited connectivety" or something like that on the bottom right.. the little yellow icon shows up on my internet connections.

I connect straight to my modem and I am the only one connected to it. I have comcast cable.

Really gets annoying when I play games or when i download big files. It happens all the time when i play HoN. It will disconnect me like 2-4 times in the middle of the game and i would have to disable and enable my network adapter.

A:internet disconnects while gaming


Do you have IP-6 enabled in network and sharing. in etwork and sharing rightclick sys tray>change adapter settings>adapter>rightclick>properties>IP-6 uncheck


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My internet stops working constantly, sometimes after 5 minutes of use, or sometimes after hours and hours of use. I am using a cable modem (Toshiba Cable Modem PCX2200) and a wireless router (Trendnet 54Mbps 11g Wireless Router TEW-432BRP). When the internet goes out, the data light on the modem goes completely off and doesn't flash at all.

However, all laptops connected to the network DO stay connected to the network - the internet just doesn't work....does this mean the problem is in the modem and not the router?

I've called my cable provider and they said there's nothing wrong with the connection. I've tried restarting my modem and reinstalling all the software...nothing seems to work. Please help!

A:Internet Disconnects Periodically

Sounds like a faulty modem, see if you can get them to replace it.

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Hi all, today my internet started turning on/off every 5 mins or so. Hasn't happened before, started today. Turned off firewall, but no result. Also, when I try to play WC3, I get disconnected and internet goes down for a few seconds. Heres my HijackThis log. Thanks .

C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
D:\Warcraft III\Custom Hero Footies Stats PRO.exe
C:\Program Files\Clicky Gone\ClickyGone.exe
c:\documents and settings\boyang.dmx\桌面\warcraft iii\war3.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Boyang.DMX\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Babylon toolbar helper - {2EECD738-5844-4a99-B4B6-146BF802613B} - C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\\bh\BabylonToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7... Read more

A:Internet disconnects every few seconds

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Well, it's not completely random.

I've had this problem for a while, but recently, I've been getting disconnects when browsing the web or downloading. What (I think) the problem is that my ISP has some anti-piracy protection in place and it's affecting my normal browsing. NOTE: I have never pirated anything.

It's most often that when I'm browsing a site with a lot of pictures from different sources. Namely myspace.

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I have an inspiron 700 that I connect wirelessly to the internet. Lately I will have frequent internet disconnects. I have redone winsock and TCP/

Here is the diagnostic log. Any suggestions appreciated.

Last diagnostic run time: 09/28/10 19:16:38
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
FTP (Passive): Successfully connected to ftp.microsoft.com.
HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.

DNS Client Diagnostic
DNS - Not a home user scenario

Using Web Proxy: no
Resolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): yes

No DNS servers
DNS failure

Gateway Diagnostic

The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settings:Enabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:
Could not get proxy settings via the Automatic Proxy Configuration mechanism
This computer has the following default gateway entry(ies):
This computer has the following IP address(es):
The default gateway is in the same subnet as this computer
The default gateway entry is a valid unicast address
The default gateway address could not be resolved via ARP
Automated repair: Renew IP address
Releasing the current IP address...
Successfully released the current IP address
Renewing the IP address...
Error renewing the IP address: The semaphore timeout perio... Read more

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