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Frequent drops in connectivity - seems to be related to voip phone?

Q: Frequent drops in connectivity - seems to be related to voip phone?

Hello, good morning and thank you for reading

I have been experiencing drops in my wired internet connection and a google search brought me to your forums.

It seems to disconnect more often either during a call on my voip phone (a snom) or shortly after - as if a surge of usage makes it drop out?

It is currently working, so, as read on other similar threads, I shall post the ipconfig results:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DenisesOffice
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D0-DF-9A-ED-5A-73
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D0-DF-9A-ED-5A-72
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 3C-D9-2B-5B-20-C1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::25aa:fd5e:383a:b1ff%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 September 2012 02:50:44
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 10 September 2012 08:32:17
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 272423211
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-0E-60-89-3C-D9-2B-5B-20-C1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:10ef:2e1c:3f57:fedd(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::10ef:2e1c:3f57:fedd%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter isatap.{6471039E-55B0-40B3-B77B-5236EB931443}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{4049ECCF-0574-479D-BC41-D3B93D5AF36C}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{53B490C2-167E-4135-8CAD-3789F50FB5D2}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
I'd be grateful for any assistance xxx

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ATT technical support tried to help but coould not find anything on their end but commented that; it is probably I downloaded a Microsoft patch or update which conflicts with VOIP system.

And that is true, I allowed automatic updates from MS all the time and I remember couple of patched in the last 2 months.

And by the way, I am not using any third party device for VOIP. It is only the voipraider or lowratevoip software and their on screen dialpad system.

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New to the Tech Guy, apologies if I'm posting in the wrong forum.

Our company is running a VoIP phone system across all locations, and our agents have indicated that calls are either being dropped when on hold or transferred or our customers are unable to hear our agents due to audio distortion. Our PBX provider, as well as our own analysis, has indicated that this pertains to poor upload speeds/connectivity.

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I have been having trouble with my connection dropping out and then instantly reconnecting, it lasts just long enough to disconnect me from everything I have running that requires a connection to the net and stop all downloads and streams.

I had this problem on my built-in Realtek Gigabit adapter (Which is currently disabled), and I ended up buying a new Linksys NIC (EG1032) in hope of a fix, but the exact same thing happens on this one as well.

Sometimes I won't see it for weeks, even months, then suddenly I am getting DC's every few minutes.

I can't see any pattern in when it happens. It has happened after clean Windows installs, reboots with nearly nothing running, under load ... any time really.

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Tracing route to placebo-eu.com []
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1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * * * Request timed out.
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DirectX 9.0c
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To circumvent the problem, I can drop my wireless connection, and reconnect, and it will work for another minute or two before I have to do it over again.

Today, I used Windows Restore to go back a week, but after re-installing McAfee Security Center, the problem was back. If I disable the firewall, I get less frequent errors, but they don't go away completely. The problem has been going on for a week. Started shortly after a McAfee update last week.

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I've had DSL disconnections since early January. I've ruled out the following possible causes-

* in-home wiring. I've wired up a new phone line jack with a fresh cable and 6' phone cord to the modem, and still get drops. I've unplugged the kitchen phone and its DSL filter, with no improvement. I replaced the Ethernet cable. I also swapped the modem's AC adapter to a totally different jack, in case my Belkin surge protector was the issue, and no change.
* malware. Just did that in the security sub-forum last night. I've run malware scans the past couple of months, including several last night. Found nothing whatsoever. I've run 7 different known legit programs(MSE, Malwarebytes, TDSSkiller, Spybot, ESET, SuperAntiSpyware and HitmanPro) and found nothing. Just now I unplugged the Ethernet cable and let the modem connect on its own without the PC, and the connection still died after 4-5 minutes so the PC doesn't seem to affect this one way or the other. So not only do I appear to be free of malware, I can rule it out as the cause.

I do not run a router of any kind. I am wired up direct to the phone line and PC, no wireless. I've installed very little on my PC the past few months- 2 AV programs last night, some freeware games. I reinstalled Minecraft a week ago after ditching it a few months back.

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A:troubleshooting frequent DSL internet drops

Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth

... Could this be a modem issue?...

Yes and no: the line noise is probably the issue. Some modems handle line noise better than others.

If you don''t mind sharing - who is your ISP?

Some ISP's are not running fiber all the way to the home. They stop at some point and convert it to copper twisted pair for the last part of the haul. Other ISPs put a Optical Network Translator in/on your home.

edit: I found this link: http://indyradioclub.org/rfi-att-u-verse.htm
wade thru the text and see the images below.
I know that it deals with TV via copper twisted pair, but this is also how AT&T delivers their internet.

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Hi guys, first time poster here. Logged in with hopes that what looks like a pretty vibrant community could help me out with a rather annoying issue.

I've been experiencing some instability with my comcast cable internet as of late (probably for the past 6 months or so) where I lose my connection for around 30s to a minute before I regain it again. It happens quite a few times on some days and not at all on others. I'm not using a router.

Here are my signal stats for the moment:

Frequency 711000000 Hz Locked
Signal to Noise Ratio 36 dB
Power Level -1 dBmV
Channel ID 10 Frequency 34400000 Hz Ranged Power Level 54 dBmV

Any ideas?

A:Comcast frequent connection drops

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Hello everyone, I been trying to find out if there is way that when someone is use our house phone our wireless doesn't go out. I was wanting to know if there was maybe a channel on the router I can change to because right now the channel settings on the router is set to auto? By the way the router is a Linksys E2000.

A:Wireless Drops when someone is on the Home Phone

Quote: Originally Posted by nckfrtg28

Hello everyone, I been trying to find out if there is way that when someone is use our house phone our wireless doesn't go out. I was wanting to know if there was maybe a channel on the router I can change to because right now the channel settings on the router is set to auto? By the way the router is a Linksys E2000.

Many phones these days use the same 2.4Ghz frequency as most wireless networks.

Positioning the phone base as far away as possible from the router is one way to solve the problem.

Or you could try using the 5Ghz frequency if your wireless router supports it and if the wireless adaptors on your machine supports 5Ghz.

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Hello guys.

So everytime im in my room near my computer where the router is. I lose reception and my call drops. This is the most annoying thing ever because I talk on the phone while on the comp. Its natural.

I have a Samsung A900 by sprint.
My router is a lynksys WRT54G.

Is there anything about the phone specs that should cause interference or vice versa.
Can I do anything about this? Also, should this happen or is it maybe just my phone messed up?


A:Cell phone drops calls near router.

I hate to say it but the 2 are unrelated -

EVDO uses the same frequency bands that cellular voice uses. These are the 800MHz cellular (824-896MHz), and 1900MHz PCS (1850MHz-1990MHz) bands. The specific band that you will be using is dependant upon which licenses a carrier has in your market.Click to expand...

Since you using EVDO and WRT54G the WRT54G is running at 2.4Ghz there isn't the interferance between the 2. Something else has to be in the ranges above to caue interferance OR you happen to have a "cell pocket" in that particular area.

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Network/Internet Problem:
I have 2 desktop computers connected via ethernet to a Linksys router. Both are configured exactly the same way. One continually drops the internet connection [although in Network Connections it shows as connected].
The problem is in the network. I must manually right click on the LAN logo and select 'repair'. Usually the connection then works [although some times I must re-start the computer]. I also have 2 wireless computers connect through the same WRTG54 Linksys router. Only this one computer loses the connection. I have already set the advanced settings to 'force' the speed on my networking controller to 'force 100 full duplex'. This did not help. I'll mention that I have a vpn setup on both desktops. On the one with the problem, I can sometimes regain my connection by connecting to the vpn and then disconnecting. P.S.-> I use ZoneAlarm and both computers are set exactly the same. Even when I leave ZoneAlarm 'disabled', I still lose connection.

Any suggestions for additional attempt would be appreciated.

A:Internet Connection Drops / Network related

I think I'd do a complete virus scan, then check for sypware/malware and totally rule that out before you get too much farther into debugging the network.

Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.

Also, Download and install: HiJackThis 1.99.1.

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Origin Client (partially dropped 1/8/2016)

Don't worry--if you cannot upgrade your PC you'll still be able to use Origin to play your current games, redeem codes, and make in-game purchases, while you can visit the Origin Store and change your account settings online.

Origin Access members can also still visit The Vault online, rather than through the Origin client.

However, the Origin client's Store tab, achievement viewing, account settings, the ability to download games, and Origin social features--like your friends list, chat, video chat, and your profile--will be restricted or completely unavailable on earlier versions of Windows after July 31.

LOOT: Load Order Optimisation Tool (fully dropped 23/6/2016)
Officially dropped support from v0.9.1.
Link to v0.9.0: here

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I have a big problem with an hp brio pentiom pc.
it is a network computer running win98se, 128mb ram, 500mhz cpu chip. it is a networked pc connected to verizon DSL through a 4- port linksys router which is connected to an SMC switch we have at work. All other computers on the network do not have this problem except for this pc and another dell optiplex gx1 pc with the same specifications as this one.
What happens is that after 4 or 5 hours the pc's disconnect themselves from the internet and i have to reboot them to regain connectivity.
it's a pain because on one machine we are running gotomy pc software because we have employees who log on from home and do work. overnight the machines disconnected and we cannot get work done. i have tried to re-install tcp/ip. also diabled any power management on the harddrive within windows and the bios but still disconnects. also forgot to mention both these machines that disconnect after 4 or 5 hours have static ip addresses they are not obtaining any leases from a DHCP server.
please help me;

A:dsl internet connectivity suddenly drops

Sounds like a DHCP lease renewal. I would call your ISP and ask them why it is disconnecting at that time interval. It also sounds like Code Red symptoms.

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I use a three year-old Acer Aspire V3-571-6698, running on Windows 8.1.
A few days ago, the Internet would cut off at random. To fix this, I would try to disconnect and re-connect from the modem, but in doing so, it would tell me that I can't connect to the network. After that, all available connections suddenly drop to only one bar, regardless of the strength before it happens (and usually, it gets five bars from the modem and a few nearby providers).
Restarting my computer fixes the issue, albeit only temporarily.

So far...
I've tried to reset the modem (both by sending refresh signals and unplugging and re-plugging), but it didn't solve the issue; nothing changes if I don't restart. The other computer in the house and any mobile devices don't experience the same problem, either, so I'm under the impression that it has to do with my laptop in particular.
Tightening the screws on the bottom of the laptop body didn't do anything either.
I tried to do a System Restore to several days prior to the problem arising, but it only fixed it for a couple of days.

At first, it seemed like it would only occur when I was running games that required a lot of computer strength, e.g. Minecraft and League of Legends, but this morning, the connectivity dropped when I only had two Google Chrome tabs open.

I am completely lost. Could someone please help me figure out what could be wrong?

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Hello, I would first like to say Hi I'm Brian!

I've been using computers for a very long time now but I occasionally run into some errors.

I was wondering why Firefox keeps telling me that I'm not connect to wireless Internet, even when my toolbar says that I am. I know that I'm still connected because I can still be downloading a program using a third-party downloader at the same time as Firefox is acting up. I've also been trying to use Internet Explorer and it doesn't work either.

I use Windows 7, I've had this computer for less than two weeks!

I also have another question and I through my experience on forum websites, it's better to reduce clutter so I'll post it here: My firewall on McAfee will disconnect right after I click connect?

I've run anti-malware software and it constantly tells me that I have no malware at all!

There haven't been any glitches or lags that tell me I have a virus. Could I have one? McAfee doesn't detect any but I'm sure it's possible that a virus could be hiding somewhere...

A:Internet Connectivity Drops On Browser

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I started some consulting work for a company that uses a wireless connection with 2 access points in their office (one on channel 6, the other on channel 11). They use a WPA-PSK key to secure the connection.

The problem is that with about 70% of the laptops that come preimaged from the parent company the following problem happens.
You try to connect to the wireless, enter the password, the authentication passes, an IP address is assigned, it appears connected, about 5 seconds later the connection is dropped, the computer tries to reconnect, it reconnects, then it drops and stops connecting.

I have tried the following things:
Disable all firewalls/antivirus
Reset the TCP/IP stack (using netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt )
Reinstalled the drivers of the card
Tried different software besides the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (like the software for that driver)
Winsock repair
The other two things I tried with some success is:
Connecting to another wireless connection - worked but only for unsecure
Reformatted Computer (or Repaired Windows installation) - worked for 4 of the 5 computers I tried.
Now the other 30% have a similar yet annoying issue. Everytime I connect to the wireless network I get a limited, no connectivity message. I tried the same kind of things I did above but nothing worked. I'm not sure what the problem is, with one computer i actually replaced the wireless card (only to get the issue that i was getting at the top). Reformatt... Read more

A:Wireless connection drops/no connectivity

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Win7 home 64bit on Gateway laptop.
My laptop Wifi keeps dropping.
InSSider shows the beacon signal strength of my router, -25dB; well above other networks near me, at -80dB.
My router is the only broadcaster on its channel.
InSSider shows receiving the signal at -25 dB, but then drops down to -95dB (which is complete loss) then back up. It may be up for three or four seconds or only a second before dropping. The up/down is continuous.
Control panel shows no warnings. Everything is installed correctly.
I power cycled the router as well as the modem, uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for the wifi adapter. Installed newer wifi drivers.
I changed channels on the router.
Changed authentication type, then back to WPA2.
ipconfig release all /renew
SSID is not hidden.
Replaced the router and tried everything again.
--signal still up then down then up/down--changing routers gives same results.

Connectivity is constant with Ethernet (non-wireless) connection.

Last night, between 12 a.m and 6 a.m. the wifi signal was steady. No drop out at all. But after 6 the connection is never up for more than a few seconds before going down.
Unable to locate any potential interference--appliances that may have been off during the solid time.
On a different computer, the local network and wifi has good connectivity. InSSider shows the signal coming from the router to be steady, no drop out.

Any ideas?

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A:Wifi continuously drops connectivity

You might want to start up in Safe mode with Networking to determine if this problem is caused by an installed program or software.

Safe Mode with Networking - Add to Windows Boot Manager Screen

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Hi, i have been having some problems with my internet connection in that it drops constantly, as in every 20 - 30 minutes or so. I live in a house where there are three laptops in operation but mine is the only one with this problem. i have tried moving to different areas around the house but this still doesnt help and the problem persists. It is even worse when i am streaming something such as a video or when im on skype sometimes dropping out after 5 minutes.
I thought it might be my computer but it also happens on my phone at the same time as it drops on my laptop.
about a year ago my laptop did overheat which damaged some of the components and that has been a persistent problem also but the last time this happened was about two months ago and this problem with the internet has only been present for about a week!
I am at a loss and have no idea what why it is happening or how to fix it. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Hello all,

As the title states I'm having several connectivity issues which don't seem to be fixed with any suggestions I've encountered in other threads.

The nutshell version: With 3 different gateways I've had connection drops (both wired and wireless) which are increasing in severity as time goes on (starting as of about 3 months ago).

The long version: I moved to an apartment a while back, bought my own gateway (Motorola/Arris SURFboard SBG6580), signed up for Time Warner Cable's 24 Mbps, bought Chromecast, installed PLEX media server (I'll explain the significance shortly), and ditched cable.

For three weeks everything was gravy, then I started getting connection drops on all my devices (I use the ethernet cable for my laptop, wireless for Chromecast, Ipad, Iphone, etc.) It started with only a couple drops a day for about 30 seconds each, automatically fixed on its own. I noticed it happened, at first, on high demand sites or while surfing plus streaming from PLEX to Chromecast, but as the drops increased in frequency and severity (lasting longer and requiring me to power cycle the gateway to reconnect) it started happening without cause (the connection lights would go out on the gateway even when I wasn't actively using it). Eventually it escalated to the point where most of the day my connection would be cycling in and out continually and unfixable no matter what I tried (restarting gateway, computer, & Chromecast). What was ... Read more

A:Random, Frequent, Bizarre, & Prolonged Connection drops (Wired + Wireless)

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I have 2 virtually identical Dell Vista laptops (details below), both bought about one month ago. One has a reliable connection to my wireless network, the other initially connects fine but then drops to "limited connectivity" almost daily.

On the problem laptop, everything will work fine, then my daughter goes to use it and the "internet is down". Looking at the laptop, I see it has "limited connectivity". Frick. It can see the network, and signal strength is "excellent". My wired desktop unit and the other wireless laptop work fine, so definitely seems like an issue with this laptop.

If I reboot, it will work fine... right up until the point that it doesn't again. Lather, rinse, repeat. I tried the Vista "fix my problem" wizard last night - I can't remember the exact steps it did but I know the first try didn't work (maybe releasing and renewing its IP addr from DHCP?), the second step worked... so hooray for that. But I don't want my daughter running the "fix my problem" wizard every 24 hours!

I've searched the forums and can't find any answers for the situation where the networking works, then doesn't, then does again.

Router: Linksys WRT54G, WPA2, DHCP for 5 users w/ max expire time (7 days?)
"Problem" Laptop: Dell Studio 15, Vista Home Premium. One month old.
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A:Vista Drops to Limited Connectivity Daily

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My internet connection is strong, all 5 bars. Randomly though, the connection will be dropped down to Limited Connectivity. Once I disconnect, then reconnect, the internet connection is fine. I can continue browsing with full signal strength. A few minutes later, it's been dropped to limited connectivity again.

We have three laptops in the house. The two Dell's we have are both dropping the internet. The HP laptop hasn't dropped once. My laptop has never had this problem on any other networks I use (I'm only home for the month from school). My parents have said that they never had this problem before on the other Dell either. The fact that the HP still hasn't dropped the connection once makes me thing it might not be the router? I have no idea. Any suggestions???

A:Internet connected, then drops to limited connectivity

Are all Machines connected by wireless

A bit contradictory really -
The HP laptop hasn't dropped once. My laptop has never had this problem on any other networks I useClick to expand...

Lets assume a PC issue as other devices are solid assuming they are connected in the same way - ie cable or wireless

I would suggest first looking at the DELL service TAG numbers on a label on the PC and using that info to goto the dell website and updating the network adapter drivers

If wireless lets see an xirrus screen shot - it maybe interference - but would expect all to drop connection

Lets also see the ipconfig /all and ping tests when its working and also when it disconnects - see below

{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

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