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Losing internet - one site or all?

Q: Losing internet - one site or all?

I have Vista and DSL. I've had times where I'll go to a site and it will seem like the site is hanging. Then the network indicator (in the system tray) will turn to a "!".

My main question is, is it possible that something is wrong with one site, and Vista is "fooled" into thinking something is wrong with the whole internet connection??

Or is Vista always going to be accurate about losing the connection?

It doesn't happen often. Every few weeks I might suddenly see the globe disappear and there is just the two computers, but then the globe will return after a minute. However today I had to reboot the DSL modem and it was okay.

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A: Losing internet - one site or all?

I dont know of the OS being fooled. You are hanging because of the bad connection.
Take the speed test and then ping test and post results here.
Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
Try during clean boot. It may be a conflict
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

When it happens type event viewer in search, by search and take not of any errors, from administrative tab.

When it happens right click on the newtwork icon, lower right and then diagnose and repair.

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How to force IE 11 to ask for saving credentials again for just one web site, after having accidentally sellect not to remember password for that particular site. Please, take into account that:

- I'm totally aware that storing credentials is not a good security practice, but in my particular case this is what I need to do.

- I know that reseting IE or similar approachs will do the job, but doing that I'll lost more tan 70 web sites credentials. I need a solution not involving loose all the web credentials stored.
- I also know that there is way to do the trick "lying" to IE using a modified but similar username, but this only works in some web sites, depending on the kind of login mechanism used. In my particulare case this trick also does not work.
- I also know that there was a registry hack for this particular problem, but this does not work with IE last versions.

Any help would be very apreciated.

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I have tried most of the posts on the internet to fix this problem--this is under IE6--"Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later." The problem just suddenly appeared. I'm running a Dell Inspiron B130 laptop with Win XP Home, Service Pack 3 installed, 1 gb ram and a 40 gb HDD. Had McAffee Internet Security Suite preinstalled but removed it via REVO Uninstaller and have only Windows firewall enabled and NO anti-virus. I did try downloading with Windows firewall disbaled and still no success. I can navigate to a site like Google Chrome download page but then when I click on the download button, the error message appears. Also can't download Microsoft or Windows updates from either site, although, again, I can get through the "checking" phase. I've run Malwarebytes, A-Squared, and IObit 360 and removed about 13 traces of malware ranging from low risk to high risk, defragged and cleaned the reg, all to no avail. I originally had IE7 installed, read about rolling back to IE6 and doing the typical repair sequences, again to no avail. Supposedly IE8 fixes this, but I can't download it, although I did try the stand-alone installer of 15 MB without checking the "get updates" box. It loaded and installed and shows up as IE8 but still had the same problems. Then did a system restore back to before the IE8 install, rolled back to IE6 again... Read more

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I have undesired internet window opening (credit history, adult site...) when trying to access standard site (yahoo...)I tried using all the tools (antivirus, spybot, adware) that I have but could not remove it Thanks a lot for helping me Here is my logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 22:15:05, on 15/03/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Microsoft Shared\VS7De... Read more

A:Undesired Internet Window (credit History, Adult Site...) When Trying To Access Standard Site (yahoo...)

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis forum gelito23 Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune:http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click 'Select All' found at the bottom of the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.If you use Opera browser,do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.Click 'Exit' on the Main menu to close the program.**********************************Download and run Fixwareout from the link below: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeAfter the reboot post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt in your next reply,along with a new Hijackthis log please.

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Hello All, I have 2 problems 1)I'm running AVG and is detecting a few Trojan Horse's. A few names are:
Trojan horse Java/Downloaded.CB
Trojan horse Generic21.AWHL
Virus indentified Exploit.Java

I also notice I get AVG popping some threats being blocked like exploits etc... Hopefully someone can help me out and figure out what's going on with my computer. Thanks all

2) I notice my C Drive will start to drop in space every time I click on it, I haven't downloaded anything that could cause my space to drop. I have ran error-checking and I'm not sure if it fixed since is not happening right now, but it does at random time
Edit: Will be checking back to see what I need to do to get started. I'm running XP and Opera, sometimes i use IE 8 and Mozilla.

A:Internet Slow and Site leading to another Site.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (v1.50) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2Malwarebytes' may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Click on the Scan button.When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, ... Read more

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Problem: I am able to connect to the internet at home (southern Ontario Canada), but at my ressidence at university (northern Ontario Canada) I can't hold a connection for longer than 2 mins, via wireless or lan.

I can however connect to others via lan in my building as we have played some Diablo 2 as of just last night. I origionally thought it was the university's network since my computer worked fine at home, however I have been asking around and nobody I have questioned in the building has any problem with their connection here.

I am using an HP Pavillion dv6000 series laptop.

I ran a CMD for ipconfig /all and this is what I came up with, honestly I have no idea whats going on, I'm new to all this computer stuff.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Pats
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : laurentian.ca
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : laurentian.ca
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-81-0D-88
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Says I am connected to local and internet but am losing internet connection.

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It's kinda weird because I can't browse the internet after 1-2 hours after windows startup but I can ping any sites using the command prompt, play any online games, download using my utorrent and update my antivirus. This problem occur last Wednesday I think. Tried to disable then enable again in the network connection but didn't work. The only way to browse again is to restart which is crazy.

1) Reinstalling my network driver.
2) Scan for viruses and spywares.
3) Update using windows update
4) Reinstall OS then update again using windows update

Now I reinstall again my OS but didn't update using windows update yet(disabled it). I think the update this month is the culprit but I'm not pretty sure. Right now I don't have any problem with the internet. Anyone here can help me figure out what's the problem?

Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz
2GB DDR2 800 RAM
Seagate 250 GB SATA HD
8800 GT
Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L (I'm using the built-in lan here)
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit

A:Losing internet in any internet browser after 1-2 hours?

Hello, M3rk, and welcome to the Vista forums

The only thing I can think off to check that is time related is the device Power management, Check in the device manager on the network card properties and ensure that the "Let Windows turn of the power to this device" is set to disabled.

Hope it's this simple

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everytime i open cd rom tray or unplug a usb type device, o lose internet conncetion, why?

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I am running Xp and ie8. I keep getting knocked off internet connection frequently. Using wireless connection. Sometimes it shows that I am still connected and sometimes not. Usually kicks off when I am almost finished paying a bill or ordering something or about ready to send and email etc. Frustrating. I have to go to sleep mode for a while and sign in again and sometimes twice to get back on which is almost instantanious. I am on a Thinkpad T23 which is my back up. My other laptop is down at the moment. any advise would be appreciated.

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You might start by changing wireless channels - see; http://www.rm.com/Support/TechnicalA...cref=TEC597527

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Hopefully someone here can help me out! Sadly I dont know much about computers so I really dont know if I'm giving enough info for someone to help!

Anyways heres the problem that I've been having for quit some time.

I will lose my internet connection just randomly. I have a feeling something was set up wrong because I didnt even set up my computer. I just plugged it in and it was working.

I've got this new Medion computer and I've got a cable connection. Its connected to a router that supports 2 other computers. I also have a wireless thing so I dont have a whole bunch of wires everywhere.

I seem to lost me internet connections just any ole way, some times I will be surfing the net and then bam no more connection.

OR I will be playing a game online through either my Xbox, Playstation or even now my PC and some times it works fine and others I cant stay in a game for over 2 minutes without having to unplug and replug my connection cables.

Recently I've been having problems trying to download things from the internet. Like I'm now getting into PC games and I like the fact that some games I can actually play a Demo before buying. While during the downloads it usually just stops midway and tells me my connection has been lost. Then I have to redu everything and hope this time will be different. I've been unable to successfully download 3 different demos and its starting to drive me crazy.

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Hey all,
I've been running W7 since beta (now using the RTM) and every few reboots or coming back from sleep mode, it loses connectivity to the Internet. Very frustrating. It usually takes one or two hard reboots (or even unplugging and leaving the computer sit) to get it back. No rhyme or reason. I'm dual booting, so I can boot right over to XP and things are normal. Never had this issue with the XP boot, just W7. This problem happened with the other builds as well.

Troubleshooting in W7 never finds anything (no surprise there), resetting connection doesn't work either. Connection is rock solid when I have it, it's just on reboot or coming back from sleep mode when the problem happens.

Why this just happens randomly is beyond me. Any ideas? It's keeping me from using w7 full time and I sure won't purchase it when it's this flakey.


A:W7 keeps losing the Internet

Quote: Originally Posted by Benway

Hey all,
I've been running W7 since beta (now using the RTM) and every few reboots or coming back from sleep mode, it loses connectivity to the Internet. Very frustrating. It usually takes one or two hard reboots (or even unplugging and leaving the computer sit) to get it back. No rhyme or reason. I'm dual booting, so I can boot right over to XP and things are normal. Never had this issue with the XP boot, just W7. This problem happened with the other builds as well.

Troubleshooting in W7 never finds anything (no surprise there), resetting connection doesn't work either. Connection is rock solid when I have it, it's just on reboot or coming back from sleep mode when the problem happens.

Why this just happens randomly is beyond me. Any ideas? It's keeping me from using w7 full time and I sure won't purchase it when it's this flakey.


One quick thing you can do is to uncheck IPv6 in the network card settings.
This often does the trick.
You have to realize however, that this will break the Homegroup function.
Meaning you will have to setup network shares like it is done in XP and Vista, which imho is safer and easier.

If it doesn't help, post back.

good luck

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I posted this yesterday, but had no response yet. Someone is sending messages to my computer so often I can't hardly get to a page on the net...tying up my bandwidth, dsl. Plus now I can't check email, it is requesting my password to check it. I am afraid to type it in.

My firewall shows someone is constantly trying to access my computer, but no program shows up. Internet connection slows to a crawl or stops while the attacks happens. Sometimes pop up hell locks up the computer. Explorer won't open untill I restart computer. I ran cw shredder, spybot, several anti virus programs and ad ware, but they found nothing.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:34:43 PM, on 6/7/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search B... Read more

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Further to my previous post re the same problem I have delved a bit deeper and would like any opinions as to a possible cause.
What happens is I will be surfing the net then for no apparent reasons my connection goes, well let's say i am unable to open new webpages.
When this happened last night, after numerous router reboots to get net back, I observed the following.

Opening network connections showed a picture of a PC , a white tick in a green box with the comment Broadband Connection Disconnected WAN Miniport(PPPOE)
With this displayed I had no problem opening new web pages at all!
Clicking Nertwork disgnostics I get the following
Windows has confirmed that this computer is currently experinecing a network connectivity problem. Unable to fix automatically.

If I look at the Network and Sharing centre the line between my router and the internet has a nice red cross on it, even though as I say I can surf the net normally!

Now there was a mention of Winsock.
MS support says how to determine and recover from Winsock2 corruption in Windows Server 2003, XP and Vista

Going to the manual steps to determine whether Winsock2 is corrupt there is a lot of items but Part 3 mentions 10 sections but I see 14.
The MS help screen shows 6 entries beginning MSAFD Netbios I don't have any of these entries
I have done a successful reset of Winsock as per MS but still the problem persists.
As stated before this happens with any router connected to my PC.
Problem may go away for a day, or... Read more

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This has been an ongoing problem for around 6 mths now and is really getting to me now.
Namely the dropping of the internet.
I can be merrily surfing the net one minute and then the next if I go to a site I get the message "looking up XXXXX".
At this time my taskbar internet icon can be showing the internet connect to be either "local" or "local and internet".
Now obviously if local I will lose it but if it's saying "local and internet" why doesn't it work? It will eventually drop back to local everytime. Even though at all times the ADSL line light on my modem/router is showing solid.
The problem is intermittent. I can have best part of a day without trouble, then it may happen lots of times in a short period.
To get it back requires reboots of the modem/router and/or reboots of the PC.
I have tried 3 different modem/routers all do the same. Now losing patience

A:Losing internet

Are you directly connected via Ethernet, or wirelessly connected to your router?

What brand and how old is your router?

Have you tried re-installing your wireless adapter's driver?

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I am losing the internet.Sometimes i can log on and sometimes i can not. it is getting more frequent. I use adaware and spybot once a week also have avast. I just did them. On another thread a gentleman was having the sme problem and you had him do a lsp fix. His issue sounded so much like mine i did that too. I do not know if it worked or not it came up with a box that had all zeros in it. I posted on his thread thinking that because it was simular it would be ok but i think that thread might get lost. sorry for doing that if it was wrong. please help my computer is also running very slow. I also i did a hj this

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:28:59 AM, on 1/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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Running windows 2003 standard edition...we have a pdc and a terminal server...we have multiple offices...everybody logs in to the local network and then logs onto the terminal server....I have 1 machine that keeps losing the internet connection....I installed a new pci adapter and it worked great for 2 days.....now it keeps losing the internet connection but lets user log back on and it will be fine for about 10 minutes and then same thing all over again...all of our machines run windows xp pro...any advice would certainly be appreciated...This is my first time here so I'm not sure I'm putting this question in the right place...Thanks

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I'm hoping someone can help with this very irritating problem. My computer keeps losing the internet settings and browser history - this seems like it's happening hourly. I've checked the internet options, the scheduled tasks, and any other program I can think of that might be doing this, but I can't figure out why this is happening.
Because of this, my router can't continue to work, because every time I get it set up, the settings then go away, and I have to set it up all over again. However, this deleting of the settings happens whether I'm connected directly to the internet directly or with the router. It doesn't seem to correspond with restarting the computer or with opening IE7.
I'm not sure whether this is a problem of XP, IE7, or if spyware or some other program is doing this.
Does anyone have any ideas? I've tried deleting SpyBot and AdAware in case they were involved, but no success. I have Google Toolbar, and it seems to remember what I've searched for, so it doesn't seem involved.
Should I try re-installing IE7?

Thanks in advance!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with a Dynex wireless G Router at home. I'm obviously working online now so I know everything is hooked up correctly. My wife has a Dell Laptop that she also connects to the internet via the router. If one of us tries to log on to the internet after being logged off for some time, Explorer tells us there's no connection. I then unplug the router and Comcast cable modem from the main power source, wait a few seconds, then plug them back in. We can then access the internet. This happens daily. If I bypass the router and plug the cable directly into the tower there is never a problem. I've tried reinstalling the router software but the same problem occurs. I thought it was my original router's problem but the problem continues with the Dynex I purchased. This also is a brand new computer but the problem occurred with my last one as well.

A:Losing internet connection.

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I have 2 computers on a lAN, Win Xp & Win Me, crossover cat5 cable, dial -up connection. I can "ping" Win Me and Win XP can see Win Me, but I keep losing connection to internet on Win Me, and it is always a real hassel to get back.(I fiddle around-----! and sometimes, after reboot, it comes back---) NetBeui is installed on both comps. Could someone please give me some idea why. ps, "why" meaning , losing internet connection.

A:losing internet connection

You are doing ICS with a dial up connetion I take it? Try reinstalling the Networking components (Network client, protocol) and reinstall it. Aso try and reinstall the ICS client on WinME if you are indeed using ICS.

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Alright so I will be playing a game (World of Warcraft) and be watching a stream on Google Chrome and then suddenly both systems will like disconnect. The only way to fix this problem will be to restart the computer. Now this problem usually occurs every 30 mins but I don't know if always at the same time. I know the problem isn't a virus because we went to Geek Squad and they did a 30 minute test to clear up all viruses and the problem still occured. This actaully recently started happening, its not like the computer has always been like this. I am using Windows 8.1 and a Microsoft Tech Support guy said it might be a problem I had upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 but its not like right when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 this started happening. I am also having troubles with Skype. I type in my information and click login and the login circle just infinitely goes in a loop and never logs in. If you could help me with either of these problems (or both) please comment below. I really want this to be fixed because it is annoying having to restart my laptop every 30 minutes while I'm in the middle of something. Thanks in advance!

A:Losing internet every hour

please do not duplicate posts here
you have replies on your other posts

please reply and provide the information required

closing this post

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I have XP operating system with Service Pack 2 installed. It seems like since installing service pack 2 I am forever getting booted off line after a very few minutes - the time varies. The only way that I can avoid this is to disable the firewall and I know this is not wise. Can you help me out with this?
Thanks, Dolores

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As the title suggests i keep losing my internet connection. Although it is never more than a few seconds at a time it disrupts my viewing of live streaming.
This happens quite frequently up to (15+ times) and i am unsure of what i should do.
People have suggested that it could have something to do with Zonealarm which incidentally was uninstalled a while ago. Around about the same time all these problems began.
Others believe it could be the phone company.
Any genius out there have the answer?

A:Keep losing my internet connection

start with ur isp

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I have a Dell T3400 workstation computer running Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit and recently I have been losing my WiFi internet connection.

I am using a Netgear N300 router with a Netgear N300 USB WiFi antennae. Until recently I had not experienced any problems but lately when I plug a USB flash drive into my computer and then remove it I lose my internet connection. I always remove my flash drives by using the app in the Windows System Tray to stop the drive before I remove it.

After I remove the flash drive I lose my internet connection and when I look at the Available Networks widget in System Tray is shows my network but with zero bars and the diagnostic utility is of no use at resolving the problem or re-connecting. The only way I have found to re-connect is to shut my computer down and re-start it.

I have looked in Device Manager and they are no warnings or errors and everything appears to be playing nice so I am stumped and any help is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Losing Internet Connection

This first question may seem insulting, but I'm just trying to not overlook an obvious possibility ...

Are you positive that you are not selecting 'remove wireless adapter' instead of 'remove flash drive'?

It sounds like there is some unusual problem with the USB ports or with the "safely remove" feature. Have you tried to get the wireless working again by (physically) removing and reinserting the wireless adapter?

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I have a computer running Windows 8.1, It was saying that it had a network connection but would not pull up any websites. I could not connect from Team Viewer either. I have run a couple of free Anti Virus programs to no avail. I was able to browse the internet after removing all startup tasks and rebooting the computer. But after a while it quits again. I know it is probably something simple but haven't been able to figure it out yet.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or options.

A:Internet losing connectivity after a while.

What is the make and model of this computer?
How are you connecting to the Internet?  Example:  Let's assume you are using a desktop with a USB wifi adapter, this sends to a router which is connected to your modem via a Ethernet cable.

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I'm using Windows XP with all the service packs. When the problem began I had Comodo Firewall and AVGfree as my only security programs.

Essentially, my wireless modem stays connected to the net - my ISP has told me its receiving and all its signal lights are on - but out of the blue nothing will load in Firefox and on checking my network connection in control panel it says it is non-operational and Windows cannot renew my IP address. Unplugging my modem and letting it reset solves the problem. However it began happening at two minute intervals...

So I uninstalled my firewall (Comodo) and it was much better, but still happened.

I installed Zone Alarm and its happening at least once an hour. I have NO idea what to look for and am concerned I will lose the ability to access the net entirely.

Appreciate any help you can give.


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I have a HP laptop which I use on a family Talk Talk WiFi network just within the house. My internet connection works fine all day until approximately 16:50 then drops out for the rest of the evening. Other users in the house have no problems. Any ideas please.

David Crofts

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I have a hp pavillion a815n using windows xp, While on the internet i will get the message: windows has encountered a proplem and needs to close, and asks if I want to send an error report,whic I send. I click on details and it reads:c:\docume~1\hp_owners\locals~1\temp\c078_appcompat.txt. After this I will click on debug,and then lose internet connection, which I can click back on and get right back on the internet. Why is this happening? GRIFF951.

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Internet keeps disconnecting on my computer. I know it's not an isp problem because everything works fine on my daughter's computer. Also know it's not a WiFi problem because I can connect easily with my tablet and cellphone.

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I'm able to log on to websites, then lose the connection to website while my internet connection is still good. I'm using VISTA and get this error message:

"MX Task Background Service Stopped Working and Was Closed
A Problem caused the Application to Stop Working Correctly
Windows will Notify You If a Solution Is Available"

What does this error message mean and what can I do about it? Here's what ipconfig reports:


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aurumdraco-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hr.cox.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hr.cox.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WN121T Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter #
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-6C-C8-D5-C1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::55bb:813:d959:2851%20(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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I have a win7 home premium laptop. For several weeks now, whenever it is put to sleep mode, and then woken up again - sometimes the internet will work and sometimes it will not. This happens on both the wireless connection and the Ethernet port. I will still usually have access to all the folders on my WD network hard drive, but I cannot access either the router or network drives management webpages, with several different browsers.. I have tried disabling firewalls, I tried going back several weeks with a system restore point, and I have disabled and re-enabled the network adaptors, and I have tried rebooting my router (all other connected devices seem to be fine). any ideas?

A:losing internet connection

Have you downloaded and installed the newest drivers from the manufacturers support site?

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I've just started getting this problem, which is after about 5-10 minutes my bt voyager router seems to reboot causing me to lose the internet for about 5 minutes. I've put a hijack log on this to see if anyone can help. Please help if you can i'm going off my head trying everything I can.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:00:57, on 10/08/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\TOPI.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Registration\ToshibaRegistration.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\BBDesktopHelpUpgradeAdvisor\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
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If you disconnect all computers from the router does it still reboot?

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i keep losing my internet conection and when i open network ans sharing center i have a tiangle and red cross if i click on one of the icons it begins to reset the connection but the reason it says for the loss of connection is no default gateway available this has only just started happening since i joined bt on infinity 2 never had a problem when i was with virgin using adsl any suggestions on what the problem is ive had constant drop outs saince joining bt on 6/9/12 even had openreach engineer here to check

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Is this the only PC that disconnects - do other devices connected work OK - if so how are they connected to the router - wireless or wired

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.

if you are connected by wireless, please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

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.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

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 h... Read more

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I had a problem earlier in the week with my computer losing my internet connection. I have Time Warner Cable (Road Runner) and I was on the phone with them several times discusing the problem. They said it was on my end and after replacing the cable that went from the modem to the internet card and removing and reinstalling the card for the internet the problem went away.
The problem came back today twice.
If I reboot the computer I get my internet connection back but when I had the problem earlier in the week that only worked afew times and then it didn't do any good.
I know its not the modem because I tried a friend's and it did the same thing. I'm thinking its the card that is installed in the computer. I don't know what else it could be.
Any suggestions????

A:Losing Internet Connection

What is the make/model of the modem?

It could be the NIC, the drivers, the cable, or something in the machine configuration.

Since you tried a different modem, have you packed your computer to your friend's house to see if the problem occurs there?

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I have a Dell E310 w/ XP Home Media Ctr w/ wireless connection; my connection keeps going down although the indicator in system tray states that I have a strong connection to router and other computers in the house on same router are fine. I have to restart to regain the connection. this is very annoying. it seems to happen mostly when you're not actually surfing the web, more when you are inactive that it goes down. I'd appreciate any help possible.

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Click start/settings/network connections

Right click on "Lan"

You should see your network card in the "connect using" box.

Click "Configure"

Click the "Power Management" tab

Uncheck the box that says "allow this computer to turn off this device to save power"

Click "OK"

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Wondering if anyone here can help me. Recently, out of the blue........my computer drops its internet connection. It happens if I am not using it for a while, or when it hibernates, screen savor comes on, etc... I have an always on cable modem and never had a problem with it in 3 years.

The only way I get it back is to unplug the modem, and then restart the computer.

It is getting a signal, but not seeing the IP address, I am assuming.

Thanks for any help

A:Keep losing internet connection

Could be a wiring problem, this has been the case for me and a few friends. Could also be the ISP as well.
Firstly i suggest new cables and then possibly contact your isp to see whats going on.

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Hey guys, got a quick question, hoping someone can help me out with this.

I've got DSL and I keep losing my internet connection, like every 20 minutes or so. I'll see a little balloon over the taskbar that says "unable to connect" or something similar, then a few seconds later it'll say "connected at such and such a speed," etc. But it takes maybe 2 minutes for the connection to get going again, which can seem like a lifetime when you're in the middle of something.

I guess I shouldn't complain, because it's not like I have to restart the computer or anything, but I sure would love to avoid these constant connection interruptions if it's at all possible. I never had this problem before, not sure what's causing it. I am using a network type device so that I can have the internet on 2 machines, but it's not wireless or anything and it's worked flawlessly up until now.

Can anyone possibly shed some light on this? Rest assured I'd be much obliged for any info anyone can send my way.

Thanks in advance.


A:I keep losing my internet connection

Are you having this problem on both machines? If so, it sounds like your router (network type device so that I can have the internet on 2 machines) is going out. You can try and unplug the power from it, let it sit a few minutes and plug it back in. If that doesnt get rid of your problem, I would say get a new router.

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I have a pluscom AWR-7200 and it keeps losing connection. It lasts for a couple of hours but then doesn't work and we have to switch it off and on to make it work again. Plzzzzz can some body help me.

A:Internet keeps losing connection!

Make sure you have the latest firmware. Then reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

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well i'm not sure if i should post in the hardware or here but here goes:

i have a windows xp service pack 2 computer thats hooked up to a router by an ethernet cable. there was no problem until recently it stopped working! i can see the lights flash on the back on the computer where the jack is but my computer keeps saying local area network cable disconnected. like when i first plug the cable back in, it connects to the router for about 2 seconds, then my computer says its been disconnected..then awhile later connects again for about 2 seconds...and then disconnects.

it keeps going on and on like that, can anyone help me? thanks alot

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I don't really know what's going on with my computer, i'm a new computer owner and i have the vista as well. The problem is the roxio thingy so i uninstalled it thinking that would help a great deal, but my computer just keeps losing access to the internet. Can you help me please??!!

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I keep losing the internet connection on my Dell Dimension desktop computer, and I am sure it has something to do with settings that get knocked out of proper order.

My laptop always connects just fine and doesn't lose signal.

With the desktop, I've tried everything when the signal is lost -- control panel/network connections/repair, checking all physical connections, etc. the only thing that works (temporarily) is a system restore. But I've done that a half dozen times, and re-acquired the internet connection. But then had it goes away again quite quickly.

Checking IPCONFIG the command line will show the proper IP address and mask.
Specs: Dell/WIN XP/SP3/Pentium 4 CPU 3.ooGHz/ 2GB Ram ... Ethernet connection

What do you think is the problem?

Do I need to perform a complete reinstall of the operating system :>( ... and would that even help?

I greatly appreciate your help!


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can we see the ipconfig /all and also an xirrus screent shot - I'm assuming the desktop is wireless and use talk about signal


ipconfig /all

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

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.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now 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... Read more

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I have three computers on home network: two Dells, One Award. Neither of the Dells are very old, less than six months. I have a router and my own cable modem. Two of the computers are in the same room and wired. One is in another room and is wireless. (router and modem are D-Link) The "number one" computer is Dell, E-310 XP Media Center Edition, Number Two is a four-year-old AWARD, and Number Three is a Dell Dimension 2400. All are XP (2 professional, 1 home) All have at least 512MB (two have 700+) Award=1gig AMD Athlon Processor, Dells=Intel 4 and Intel 5 both 2.5gig.
Point of all this: I keep losing my (cable) internet connection every few minutes. I have "Network Magic" and it reports that all are not connected. I have power-cycled a lot of times...this works for a day or two then it starts again. Cable company is useless, probably dumber than me!! No help there.
My understanding is that whenever I power-cycle the modem, the IP address changes. The router is then still looking for the IP address and is "lost" until it finds it or I tell it. Is this right? What the heck am I doing? This has been going on forever....except for when I only had one computer and a modem. Can anyone refer me to a tutorial for dummies???
Help, please. This is so frustrating. There are times when I can't even download anything because the connection keeps getting lost and recovered, lost and recovered....etc every few minutes, sometimes seconds. That's all... Read more

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Whenever i leave my computer on when I'm on the internet and leave for a little while, when I come back the internet connection is gone and the only way I can get it back is to shut down then boot up again. I have a dell L866r and have windows ME. Have run three virus scans but didn't find any viruses. I have a cable modem, my Internet Provider was unable to help me.As you can tell I don't lnow much about computers.

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Hi I am having a problem with constantly loosing my internet connection, I know it's not a problem with the router etc as my partners laptop is fine.

I have run a hijack log but from there I have no idea, if someone could spare 5 mins to have a look for me I would be very gratefull. Thank you in advance for your help;

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:10:32, on 07/01/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 4\VAIOUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Network Utility\LANUtil.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\WI... Read more

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ok here goes, a friend of mine bought a new router, installed fine. 1 day later cant get online. unplug router and go straight to computer from dsl and connects right up. So I go over and just hook router up and it works again for a day or 2 and then same thing.
Linksys, wireless-g 2.4 ghz model WKPC54G v1.1
windows xp

The wireless part is not in play at this time.
any help appreciated.


A:losing connection to internet

maybe theres a problem with the router hardware.
Do you know if its at the latest firmware release

also it could be DNS

when it goes try pinging a website www.bbc.co.uk
if that does not work
try pinging

if that works then its DNS
have a look at the router settigns for DNS - I had to put IP's in mine as it kept crashing 10 times a day and resetting the router fixed each time.

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Hi, ive wifi problem on lenovo y50-70 notebook.
Very often my internet speed is very slow or completly loosing it, but connection to router is fine (router works great, other devices doesnt have problems). I was trying many drivers - w10 autoupdate, last official from lenovo drivers site and hp driver. Ive second notebook - hp probook g2, same wireless card (realtek 8723be) and same ms w10 and there arent any problems.
Wifi adapter isnt broken - earlier i had w7, now ive 2nd os linux and there is everything ok.
Has someone same problem or solution?
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.


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A:Y50-70 - Wifi losing internet

I have the same problem, but only when I am far from my router (5 meters or more), when I'm close everything is fine, when I'm far, sometimes work fine, but after a while internet speed is very slow and inestable

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I keep losing my wireless internet connection. it is a Belkin Router and i am running windows xp

Here is my HJT log if any one has any ideas

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:30:21, on 01/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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i'll let someone decode the log - however, assuming its clear you may want to consider the following:-

1) another wireless signal causing a problem. you can use this program to see what other signals are around and strength.

Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/


2) Cordless phones
3) Microwaves
4) I have had trouble with wireless routers which a firmware upgrade fixed
5) I have also had problems where using auto detect DNS failed and I need to hardcode them in

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