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WLAN causing audio stuttering, popping and drop outs

Q: WLAN causing audio stuttering, popping and drop outs

I have recently discovered the root source of the audio stuttering, popping and minor dropout cuplrit, its my wireless lan adapter, once I disable my wireless lan, the stuttering, popping and the drop outs vanish so i'm assuming its the driver causing it because I ran a diagnostic on it and it "PASSED". All help is appreciated. Note: This affects both my bluetooth headset and speakers.Note 2: the stuttering, popping and drop outs stop after just disconnecting from my WiFi, but after reconnecting, it starts happening again.

Preferred Solution: WLAN causing audio stuttering, popping and drop outs

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: WLAN causing audio stuttering, popping and drop outs

Hi. Please try the latest Intel Wireless LAN Drivers: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77954.exe Released on Oct 14, 2016 Regards.

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I have an audio production PC that is also connected to the Internet. I have separate Hardware Profiles for audio production and regular PC/ Internet stuff. Lately, when I've been playing back multi-track recordings in Cubase 4 or stereo recordings in Wavelab Studio 6, there are many drop outs and clicks (Wavelab).

Computer Specs:
Intel P4 3.2 Ghz
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
3 Gb RAM (2 x 512 Kingston + 2 x 1 Gb Kingston HyperX)
SATA Drives 1 (APPS): Maxtor 7B300S0, 2 (DATA): Seagate ST380817AS
Plextor PX-712A DVD-RW, Unknown DVD-R.

Windows XP, Cubase 4, Wavelab Studio 6

External Devices:
Echo Audiofire 12
Acom external hard drive (USB)
Wireless mouse and keyboard (USB).

I have posted the Deckard's main log below and attached the extra log.

Thank you very much for your help.

- Tuttle

Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by ELECTRIC MAYHEM on 2007-09-09 18:40:27
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.

-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2007-09-10 01:40:29 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-09-09 18:43:17
Platform: ... Read more

A:Audio Computer producing many drop outs...

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Hi all, I've just bought a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540, running Windows 7 Professional x64, and am experiencing such bad audio drop outs that listening to music is completely impossible.

I've done all of the standard changing power management options etc but to no avail. Here is a screen capture of the main offenders according to LatencyMon.

I guess the problem is with my drivers but as far as I know I have the latest drivers for everything. Really stuck on this and would appreciate some help, thank you.

A:Audio drop outs, probably caused by high DPC latency?

Much of that refers to networking and especially Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is a known offender.

Pops/clicks/hesitation/dropouts are an often reported problem. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem. Each one has to be handled on its own. Its not all Lenovo's as I have a Lenovo ideapad and it does not have the problems you have. In fact I used my ideapad for on-site audio recording (I have a recording studio).

First thing to do is update all drivers that are available. Especially audio and video drivers. Along with Wi-Fi, they are two of the major causes. Check Lenovo for any updates.

Look at what is in startup and in the notification area. Many times programs in startup or in the notification area are not required and contribute to problems.

An unrelated item, you have the 64 bit OS but only 4GB of RAM. The main reason for a 64 bit OS is that it can address more than 4GB of RAM. In fact a 64 bit OS uses more of the available memory than a 32 bit OS thus leaving you less for programs. Consider upgrading the memory to at least 6GB (8 would be better).

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Recently my computer has been experiencing very bad pops and drop outs while playing any kind of audio while doing/loading anything else on the computer. They happen at around 5 second intervals, or whenever I load something. I usually stream music through Spotify, but iTunes, and Pandora also cause the same problem. I ran LatencyMon and it says that the driver ndis.sys is having bad latency problems, but I have no idea how to amend that. Any help would be greatly appreciated because I have music on at all times and it's very annoying.

These are my specs:
Operating System
MS Windows 8 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 955 42 C
Deneb 45nm Technology
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-870A-UD3 (Socket M2) 30 C
VE248 ([email protected])
NS-L22Q-10A ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Hard Drives
977GB Hitachi Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (SATA) 29 C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S ATA Device
Realtek High Definition Audio


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I'm using Beta 1 and am having audio dropouts when streaming (either direct connected or wireless) to my Xbox 360. I have my videos stored on an external hard drive and can access them through the MCE extender in the 360 but I get dropouts about every 5 seconds. I didn't have this problem with Vista SP1 and the only thinfg that has changed is the OS. Any ideas?

A:Media Center & Xbox 360 Audio Drop Outs With 7000

seems that wmp12 isn't quite perfect yet, I have problems with the 360 not being able to see the media via streamin through wmp12 all the movies just dissapear. Hopefully upcoming hotfixes will sort these issues after all that whats beta testing is for...

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I have had my old pentium 4, for years.

I put windows 7 on it with more memory, upgraded GPU & added a wireless 802.11n network card.

I have tried the on board P4C8000 (asus) audio as well as 2 different sound cards from 'creative', but no matter what I do I get this audio interference and I suppose it resembles the popping and cracking of the static on a vinyl LP record when the styli hits the deck and spins!

I have tried several different tracks with different headphones and it is always the same!

Anyone got any ideas please?

PS: On any given recording, the sound is distorted, like if you record a cassette tape with the volume right up high causing saturation. However, all the faders (in windows) are set to about 50% max. as is my headset volume.

I've just noticed that when I play a high quality audio CD ROM (purchased, not downloaded poor quality internet junk) the interference seems to be in time with the transmission LED on the 802.11n network card. There are about six PCI slots on the back of the case but even when I put the network card at the very bottom and the sound card at the very top (slot) the network cards aerials are always within 6 inches of the headset cable and are often right between the aerials. Does anyone know if a local network can cause this to happen and is there a solution please? i.e. drop outs/skipping/stuttering etc?

A:audio drop outs/skipping caused by 802.11n wireless network card?

Wi-Fi is a known cause of popping and crackling. If you must have a wireless connection have you tried disabling the wireless controller when you play audio? to verify that is the problem. That would be the first step in trying to resolve the problem.

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Hello, I've got a Thinkpad X240 (i7-4600u, 8gb of ram, wifi&bt card - 04X6007). I updated all drivers + bios. But I'm facing an issue with audio stuttering when wlan is downloading or uploading. When I'm downloading with bigger bandwidth, stuttering got worse. I'm facing this issue everywhere (even on offline video/audio). I tried to reinstall drivers, update them to even the newer version than Lenovo provides, but without success. When I turn off wifi and use ethernet, stuttering is gone. Do you think my wlan card is faulty and I should change it?

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Dear HP Support Team! There are many discussions on this issue... Of course, some of them are solved!BUT, I'm sure, that a lot of people are experiencing the same problem as me..., namely, each time the GPU throttles (observed with GPU-Z and/or EVEREST and/or GPU Observer ? Sidebar Gadget), it causes a DPC latency spike (~ 60k as in my case, measured with DPC Latency Checker) which causes sound glitches (audio crackling, popping, stuttering), when I listen to a music, browsing the Internet (for example)!!! You can be sure, I'm not alone! So, my question is: why there is still no solution to this problem?! excepting the disable powermizer (for those, who use nVidia graphic card) or disabling Windows Aero!I have this problem more than two years since I bought my HP Compaq 8710p (GC102EA) with Windows Vista preinstalled, and now with Windows 7 Ultimate! Please, reply!!!Thx. P.S.:Here're some discussions to this subject:dv6-2064ca sound crackling once every 5 minutesCrackling Noisedv6853cl Crackling sound playing mutimedia with speakers or headphonesSound distorts, pops while surfing internet on dv9730usDV5-1050ei - popping and crackling sound while playing any musicYou can find more by searching to the forums "Notebook PC Sound and Audio"  and using the tags: "CRACKLING", "POPPING", "STUTTERING"...


I have the same problem, only mine only does it on start-up and shutdown.  Brand new dv7 3174 right out of the box and it's got deffects.  Does HP not turn these on and test them before putting them on shelves???  This is ridiculous it's gone on this long and HP has offered no solution.  Also i spoke to HP on the phone today and they state that there is no record of this being an issue.......... yet all one has to do is google the issue to find out that most if not all of there customers are experiencing these same issues.  I personally would not buy HP again after this, the sales guy tried to talk me into buying a different name brand at the store and I didn't listen cause I liked the DV7, so maybe I brought this on myself.  SHAME ON HP FOR THERE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT ALONG WITH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

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I recently purchased a hp pavilion 15-au010wm laptop 6 days ago and right out of the box I noticed that the audio playback would stutter or make a popping sound and sometimes have dropouts randomly so I tried updating my audio, video, WLAN, BIOS and bluetooth drivers but the random stuttering and dropouts continued. Note that it doesn't affect video playback, just the audio. Any idea what could be causing this issue?

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hi all. i made a post similar to this one before in the hardware section but im starting to doubt its a hardware problem. i have a creative audigy platinum 2 ex sound card that started to crackle and pop when i played sound in winamp. it wasnt too big a deal at first but it became louder and more invasive after a while. so i figured my sound card was the problem. so i got an m-audio audiophile 24/96 card and the problem was still there. this is terrible for me as i use a lot of audio editing/multitracking software. and these programs would also stutter and crackle whether i was recording audio or just playing back. so i figured whatever ill use the onboard soundcard for a while, but even that one is doing the same thing. with winamp the crackling wasnt as often as with the creative/m-audio cards. when i use any audio editing software however it would crackle a little then the whole comuter started to slow down. i made a habit of keeping task manager open while using the software to check what was eating up the cpu and it was the audio program. but i noticed if i closed the audio program quick enough the cpu load would transfer to another program and if i closed that program it would transfer to another program for a few seconds, usually my antivirus. another problem i have is with youtube. about a minute into any video the sound stutters so it sounds almost like an echo and the video along with it. in task manager it shows iexplorer.exe using 100% cpu. ive tried everything: i... Read more

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For the past few days I've been trying to fix the sound stuttering when I'm listening to music, and after monitoring the dpc latency it seems to be caused by a bad driver. I've updated all my drivers and tried finding which one is causing the latency spikes but no luck so far.

DPC latency when i'm not getting stutters:
Yfrog - dpc1

Yfrog - dpc2
Yfrog - dpc3

Also, I don't know if this means anything but when I open up hwinfo32 and the hardware summary is shown, i get this pattern:
Yfrog - hwinfodpc (big screenshot)

When I close the summary it's back to normal. Does this mean it's related to one of the parts shown in the hwinfo32 summary?
I've tried disabling wlan, vga, sound, and modem in device manager, uninstalled daemon tools and it's driver etc, but that didn't change anything.

Any advice?
I'm using an Acer Aspire 5715Z laptop, Realtek HD audio

A:DPC Latency causing audio stuttering, crackling

Uninstall the Realtek in the Device Manager then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect it and reinstall. Sometimes the reinstall will put it on a different IRQ and fix the problem. No guarantee but worth a try.

FWIW I have an Acer 7720 laptop with Realtek and Win 7 32 bit and it doesn't do it on mine.

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Hey there. So I've been having this problem where my CPU is constantly hovering at around 30% usage, and after investigating with ProcessExplorer and Task Manager, I've found that the process responsible for most of it is the "System" process in \system32 (the description says "NT Kernel & System"). Unfortunately, nothing seems to be able to pinpoint what exactly is causing this process to be using so much of my CPU. The reason this is so annoying though is that when the System process reaches 15% or higher CPU usage (which is does pretty frequently), any sounds my computer is playing stutter very obnoxiously. This makes it really unpleasant to listen to music or try to steam videos with sound while my CPU is constantly spiking. Does anyone know how to troubleshoot this or some common causes of these symptoms? I've tried everything I know. Thanks.

A:Unknown CPU Usage Causing Stuttering Audio

Run a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full, updated scan with malwarebytes. If these are negative
See if a clean boot will help you diagnose.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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i ran latencymon and did a trace, but am unsure how to procede

A:high dpc latency causing audio stuttering

It is most likely a driver problem.

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Hi there, PC is:
Windows XP Professional 2002: SP 3
Intel Core 2 CPU
6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2.40 GHz
3.25 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 210 (Driver Version 306.23)
DirectX 9.0
My problem is with audio, or decoding it or something?
Flash streaming like YouTube, etc, works fine. Listening to .MP3 works fine through Winamp.
But when trying to run a video file through VLC, the video works great, but the audio is very choppy and garbled, like it would be when it's not been encoded properly, you can't make anything out the way it should sound at all.
I have tried .AVI & .MP4 and a few other file types all with the same result.
This also occurs in many cutscenes in games if they are pre-made video files that are then loaded and not 'in-engine' footage, and also seems to be crashing some games every ten minutes or so.
Some games (Fallout 3, Oblivion, etc) have also been crashing and the music cannot play, it tries to but stutters and repeats the start of the song while the rest of the game continues working fine. If I disable music, the games work as normal again for a while before crashing, usually when particular sounds play.
I have tried installing the K-Lite codec pack, but it does not seem to be used by the programs which are crashing or having issues, as though something else is taking priority and not working properly?
Thanks in advance for any ideas, I am not very knowledgeable about audio at all
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A:Audio (Driver?) Problem - Stuttering, Causing Crashes

I would assume that you have had XP for a long time with no video problems, right? When did this start, did you make changes to the system, etc?
Does Windows Media Player work ok?
Have you tried a different video player, like Media Player Classic Home Cinema?
**First thing, make an image backup on an external drive for safety before troubleshooting; it may be hard to find the system drivers for an older unit like yours.
My XP Pro system is running Direct X 9.0c, try checking if you have the latest version.
Another thing you can do is use a scanner like Hijack This to see what is loading on your system; you may have adware/spyware interfering.
Another thing: are you running  a separate sound card, or do you have integrated sound? If a card, check for updated drivers for it.

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My problem is when I am watching flash videos, specifically YouTube and Twitch.TV, my sound stutters when opening another tab or just when simply watching the video and not doing anything else. Things like games and iTunes DO NOT stutter.

A good thing but sort of bad thing for troubleshooting is that the stuttering/popping of sound starts after a good 10 hours to a day of up time but DPC latency spikes are almost always there after a couple hours.

Its definitely not my computer specs/temps, nor my internet speed.

I am pretty sure my drivers are also up to date. Im on the latest BETA AMD GPU drivers (Note: I still had problems with the latest STABLE drivers) Everything in device manager is installed. I ran the intel update utility, install AISuite with all the drivers and grabbed the latest off of asus.com, and I also ran a driver upgrade program and upgrade 4 drivers in there and still nothing.

Ive tried disabling various different flashes in chrome://plugins aswell as updating flash, chrome etc.

I have disable Intel cpu throttling in bios and disabled in in power management. Ive also updated my bios to the latest as well as sound drivers.

I have also disabled all enhancements under audio device and I have tried ,to make sure its not speakers, playing sound through my monitors built in speakers and I have the same problem.

I did find people that had problems with AISuite and Avast antivirus which are programs I have and run.

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A:High DPC Latency, causing Audio STUTTERING after a couple hours uptime

If I'm correct, this only happens with Flash applications.

I assume you have only run DPC Latency Checker??? Have you run the Respledance Latency Monitor ? If not, suggest you run that as it may help you in troubleshooting.

Along with Sound drivers causing stuttering, Video drivers are also suspect, along with the Flash Player.

One other issue is the fact that Audio is on a Shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device and in some circumstances the higher priority device can cause interruptions that sound like stuttering I haven't found how to manually change the Audio IRQ, but sometimes if the audio is uninstalled in the Device Manager (but do not uninstall the drivers) then the PC is restarted, when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. In some cases this will put sound on a different IRQ.

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I'm running XP with Qwest/MSN DSL. Using an actiontec modem with wireless network to a laptop. Below is my HJ logfile.
Basically since I've switched from cable to DSL, I can't rely on a consistant connection. I have to constantly powercycle the modem because of sites timing out. Frequently when I open a new browser (Firefox or MSIE) I get 'connecting to and get the can't open page error. The wireless connection to the laptop works great except I can't access the main computer from it but can access the laptop (but that's another issue).
So I know it has to be something on my main computer that's affecting both browsers. I've done AV, Spyware scans, everything is clean. Optimized everything according to all information I can find. Reset the TCP/IP stack and still no success. Any suggestions? Gratefully- Darkwing Dave

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:22:01, on 12/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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Hi there

Ive recently bought a router to hook my flatmates up to my broadband connection and i'm now having a hell of a time to stay connected. The connection on my machine keeps dying after a while in various degrees of denied access. Sometime the connection totally drops and i reboot to get my connection back which is annoying to say the least. Sometimes i can't access the web but still am able to initiate a chat and have a conversation via messenger. Other interesting symptoms, im on XP pro, my flatmate is on win 98, using some arcaic ethernet card (we think its early 90's ) and he has no problems wot so ever. Its got nothing to do with us overusing the bandwidth cos sometimes it stops working when no one is even using the internet. The router is a Mercury KOB BR100, firmware is updated, ive ran virus checks, cleaned system using adaware and spybot stillnothing. I think this could be a config problem but then i don't know much about routers :-|
Help!! im sick of rebooting my PC, there must be a simpler way



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When I'm using Chrome or Firefox and I'm watching/listening to something in the browsers, the sound drops out if I do something in Windows or something else in the browser. I know that sound drop outs can be associated with DPC latency, but when the sound drops out and crackles the DPC latency is green. I only get a spike every once in a while. These sound drop outs are REALLY bugging me.

A:Sound drop outs.

I see this is a laptop. Can you connect using the Ethernet port/cable rather than the wi-fi for testing? If you can, disable the wi-fi controller and use the wired and see if you still have the sound problem. Wi-Fi adapters are one of the prime causes of noise. If you look through the many posts here, you will see pops/cracks are a frequent complaint (with both laptop and desktop systems).

Also, make sure you are using the Samsung supplied Realtek sound driver, non-vendor sound drivers can also be a problem.

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Hey guys,

i have vista 32bit on my main machine. I have just switched over to adsl2 and all was fine... till i installed the sp1. i couldnt then surf the net. i restored a backup and all was fine.

Now, the internet drops out every 10mins or so. i reset the modem and it connects but then after around 10mins or so it will disconnect again.

if the vista machine is off, my laptop (xp) and (mac) stay connected and run fine. Its only when the vista machine is on that the drop outs occur.

I have tried deleting and reloading the driver, unticking ipv6, Qos and the 2 lvls. It worked for around 30mins and then the same thing occured.

I have been searching on the net and have found heaps of people getting the same issue but no one fix for it.

Is there anything else that i could try or if anyone else has come up with this issue?


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Hello! Im new to the forums here & have quite the problem.
You see, not too long ago i got a new computer with windows 7 which was cool & all but for some reason I get these periodic connection drops! (Im not sure what to call it really, lag spike, freeze-up, connection drops, etc.) Its really only noticeable when im on Skype (my friends cannot hear me) & when I play a game that requires internet. From the few tests i have done with this all i have figured out is that it occurs every 5-10 minutes, lasts only a few seconds, is not caused by any background processes, & in the task manager 'Network tab' the network graph drops whenever this happens. This did not occur on any other computer in my house but maybe that's because all my other computers don't have windows 7.

-Im running from a laptop
-Wireless Conncetion
-My wireless card thingy model is "Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN"
-Core i7
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
-A terrible download speed of around 200 K/B per sec.
-When ever I join a game like a TF2 server my ping will start off around 100 & slowly decrease until about 50-60 & stay like that.
-A test I did was I disconnected from my wireless card & once I disconnect the effects of the 'drop-out' happen except, obviously, they don't stop until i re-connect.
-I have disabled any power saving options, disabled IPv6, & re-installing the driver.
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A:Windows 7 Connection Drop-Outs

There are several factors to consider.

Is your router connected to the main telephone socket?

Do you have a filter on each telephone socket?

Is your ISP throttling your bandwidth i.e. are you on an unlimited package or one with restrictions on how much you can download?

Do you still experience the problem when all other computers are switched off or disconnected from the internet?

Have you tried an ethernet connection to see if that's the same?

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For the last three months I experience frequent dropouts in my connection to the internet through a cable modem.
Everything seems normal on the cable modem's status lamps.
I am running Windows2k pro, with two network cards in the PC. One for connecting the cable modem and one for connecting (through a 10M hub) to a second PC.
The drop outs occur on the first PC and randomly during the day.

I am using NetMedic to monitor the connection and this reports local routers status performance problems and also level3.net (the link between the internet routers) DNS status performance problem.

Is there another utility available so that I can monitor the connection in greater detail. Is it possible to check if my PC (Win2k) drops the connection?

TIA, Jaglover

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My boys who live with their mum have sky fibre 38mb download, 9mb upload & it stays connected no issue's what so ever. However the sky black router is only b/g 54g. So wifi won't be great. But it's wired up to a duel band router 300mbps & it works great. However a small problem that's arose that was apparent at the start but I thought I fixed with the router update.

When my boys are online. Every now & again their internet acts like they don't have internet. They still remain connected to the wifi & the router logs show no disconnections. Doing speed tests shows they get 34mbps download & 9mbps upload. But it prevents them playing on server based games. Like minecraft & so forth. They all keep getting disconnected every 30 - 60 seconds for about 10 seconds & then its back. They have hamachi installed which is recent & it pings perfectly fine between computers. But it also kicks me off teamviewer & logmein & prevents me from connecting for a good 10-15 seconds.

They have 3 pc's connected close to the router & they all get top end speeds no problems. Its just the short drop outs that don't disconnect them from the wifi but stops all data to & from. I've no idea what's causing it & hope someone could fire me some suggestions to try.

It's a new router & tested myself on my own network not to be at fault. New ethernet cable to hook from sky router to the new one. They get top end speeds & full signal strength & r... Read more

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I have been having problems with my connection. I try to play online games or connect to the internet but my internet but it disconnects all the time. I recently reformated my computer and thought it might help but it didnt. The other computer on my router works fine so I thought it might just be the port. I plugged thie computer straight into the modem but it didn't help. I also switched the cable and that didn't help. I have a net gear En-106 router and an Asus K8n-e mother board. This is my 3rd motherboard in 3 months can you please help me?

A:Frequent Connection Drop Outs

Have you contacted your Internet Service Provider about the issue? Sounds like either outside the house problem or maybe a modem problem.

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This solution was found in another forum. And it solved the problem for me. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium x64. And the constant network disconnects was getting bad, especially during steady downloading.

What you need is the nVidia Vista v15.25 (32bit or 64bit) motherboard driver.
64bit URL: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_vista64_15.25.html
32bit URL: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_vista_15.25.html

I had to do the following to get this fix to work. Note that it applies to the Win7 64bit version:
1) Uninstall any Nvidia Ethernet drivers.
-- Reboot.
--the Windows 7 default ethernet drivers get installed in their place
--verify and note down the filename of the Network Adapter driver filename that Windows 7 uses.
2) Do the following:
--go to the location where the Nvidia installer unzipped the v15.25 files on your hardrive. Under the Ethernet folder, find the v15.25 Ethernet driver file "nvmfdx64.sys" (file version and rename it to the Windows 7 x64 default Ethernet driver filename "nvm62x64.sys".
--copy nvm62x64.sys to c:\windows\system32\drivers (please make sure you archive the old default file first, ie move this to a new folder on your desktop just in case there is a problem so you can replace the file).

Then Reboot.

This fixed the problem for good I did not have any disconnects !
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A:Nforce fix for connection drop outs

Thanks for sharing that Ukshadow. I'm not sure why renaming the file would change things but as long as it works. I have been using the 15.25's without any problems on my 780i FTW board.

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Okay, this is a weird issue... and I just cant figure out what the problem could be.

I am running dual OS, XP and W7 RC. There are 2 computers on our home network running thru a modem router. DUring our off peak time, we run utorrent on one system. If i try to use the internet on the other system, when im in W7 the internet constantly drops out, however if im in XP, it runs fine, it's just slow. duh.

I cannot figure out why it would drop out in W7 but not XP. I have checked all the IP settings etc, and there is nothign obvious that would cause this.

When it drops out, it seems to lock up the router too, so we have to reset it at the point. We cannot access the router at all.

We thought it could have been the power pack on the router... so we tried a new power pack, no difference.

We thought it could have been out ISP (goddamn exetel ) and although we have speed issues, we cannot find anything wrong on that side of things.

We are getting telstra to check our line, haven't heard back from them.

But the thing is, it would appear that it;s something to do with W7 or my settings in W7 coz it's not dropping out in XP.

It is incredibly frustrating, because i love W7 but it looks like ill have to go back to XP

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Kat

A:Windows 7 internet drop outs

Hi i had a smiliar problem which i created a thread about and i have solved the issue.. all i did was a simple reinstall of windows 7 and not update the network and everything seems to be great no disconnects what so ever.

so maybe try installing windows 7 and dont update any network things

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My client has recently bought four A485s instead of their normal E480 laptops to give AMD another go. I'm really starting to regret it as all four seem to be suffering from Wi-Fi drop outs. I work remotely from client so what I normally do is carry out the intial Windows configuration onsite and then install SimpleHelp remote support - I then carry out the rest of the configuration remotely using SimpleHelp. It works well and once I establish a remote sesssion, it rarely (like never) drops. I've currently got two E480s and two A485 left on a desk at the office on the same Wi-Fi. I've been going through a very similar configuration process with all four - add to Azure AD, install Office 2016, set-up printers etc. The E480's are responding perfectly (no drops) but the A485's keep stopping responding to the remote support session and occasionally SimpleHelp reports the connection has dropped - it then re-connects a few seconds later and reports "N drops". So far the E480s have not dropped at all (I've been connected about an hour) but the A485's have racked up about 15 drops between themselves. They don't do this all the time. You can got for 10/15 minutes when they respond perfectly. My client's internet connection is excellent - 1Gbps backbone with AC Wi-Fi so we're getting >100Mbps both ways, often >200Mbps. I've checked the system event log and there are some e... Read more

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I'm having some rather odd issues with my wireless connectivity. Running a draytek 2830n router. The wireless connection drops out at random sometimes, at other times it connects (shows full reception) but does allow any kind of internet connection. Plugging in by lan cable allows normal function.

I have no clue whats going on but I did just notice that shutting down one of the laptops connected to the network (Dell lx502) appears to have solved the problem for the moment. I've not had a chance to test this as a long term solution. However I believe this is the only laptop with a dual band wifi card.

This problem was also occurring on our previous router, a draytek 2820vn but the symptoms were a bit different and this laptop was not there at the time.

Is it possible for one machine to knock out an entire wireless network? The other change I made yesterday was to activate the bind ip to mac function on the router for our new NAS as I was messing around with ftp configurations.

I'd really appreciate any help as this is driving us nuts.


A:Wireless Connectivity Drop Outs

Have you checked for wireless interference? When having a problem ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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HOMEFRONT Connection keeps dropping in MP
I'm having problems playing Homefront online, the long and short of the story is sometimes it will let me play fine and other times it will load a server and 30 seconds later the connection drops - I'm still able to walk around the map and empty so it definately looks like a conntection drop rather than a crash.

I've completed the single play version twince and my PC is more than capable of running the game.

Have you come across this before or know a fix?

I've tried talking with THQ support team however they don't seem to answer emails.

That was posted by someone else a while ago who didn't end up with any replies. I'm now having the exact same problem.
I'm in Australia so there are next to no servers regularly so I don't often get to play but this is the problem I'm facing.

Are there any suggestions?

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I had some problems with my pc a few days back as it wouldn`t install anything so i formatted the pc and put a fresh install of Windows XP with SP2 that was in the installation.

Once done i unchecked all the options on the USB ports so that the windows did not turn off the power to them. I then checked all the stuff that was plugged into the USB ports had the same options turned off as i have a broadband modem plugged into 1 of my USB ports.

I run AOL 9 and i have never had this problem before but if i start to download anything or even view web pages the modem stops working and i can`t get anything going again. Infact i have to turn off the pc as it takes ages for it to reset.

My Motherboard is a MSI MS-6712 and i have never had this problem before.

Is there anything anyone can help me with this problem ?

A:Drop outs online with Windows XP

ok i found what the problem was my modem which is a bt voyager 100 has 2 sets of drivers 1 for aol users (which i picked at the start) and 1 for other people. Even though i got AOL picking the AOL driver messed up but if i pick the other it works perfect

hope this helps

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Right, to start off, info about the stuff:
Belkin Wireless Broadband Router F5D9230-4v500
Firmware version: 5.01.16
Boot Version: v2_0 - built 02:26:32, Jul 5 2005
Wireless Mode: 802.11g & 802.11b
Wireless Channel: Auto

Acer aspire 6935G
Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 (32 bit)
CPU: Intel core 2 duo T6400 2.0GHz
Wireless Adaptor: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Driver Version:

This laptop is brand new, literally a few days old and already i'm suffering with wireless droupouts/disconnects.

The network in my house consists of:
my new laptop - wireless disconnects randomly, can be between 30 secs to 20 mins or so depending how it feels _
2 xbox consoles, both wireless - no problems
2 other laptops [one being my old one], both wireless - no problems
1 desktop, wired - no problems
[my phone can also connect wirelessly and experience no problems as can my girlfriends laptop]

I dont know the wireless card's driver version that was installed as default but i searched for an updated driver and it said that it was up-to-date so i looked on the web manually to find a newer driver, downloaded and installed it.
This however did not fix the problem, i still keep getting these disonnects which as you can imagine are extreemly annoying. There can't be anything wrong with the router because the rest of the network runs perfectly fine and its also no... Read more

A:Constan Wireless Drop-outs

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Hi, I've been messing about on a family members laptop thats had all sorts of demons recently , including empty device manager etc.
So instead of tackling them one by one i formatted the drive and reinstalled windows 7 but theres still a couple remain.

1. Every now and then the internet will drop out and even though it can find wireless connections it wont reconnect unless the laptop is restarted or if i uninstall and reinstall the network adapter driver. Prior the reformat the internet would drop out and fail to find wireless connections so i replaced the wireless card to see if it made a difference. So far it seems like if i uninstall and reinstall the driver and dont shut the laptop down it'll be problem free.

2. Occasionally when booting the laptop it will completely freeze on the initial acer screen. Sometimes i can press F2 and change the boot order around and it has been a temporary fix. Every now and then it'll bring up a windows repair screen which i've tried running and it also freezes.

Even though the laptop is pretty much fine now, if it's never shut down, I would like some info on what the problem may be.
Any help appreciated. Thanks

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Hello all. I have a HP Pavilion ZD8000 Laptop. I have had it for almost 2 years now, and lately has been giving me a few problems. This time has to do with the sound. When using the onboard souncard the music sounds distorted. The volume also drops out, and goes back up in matters of moments. Anyone knows whats going on? I also have an Mbox 2 Audio card, and when connected, I have the same drop out problems with it. Anyone can help? Thanks a lot!

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Hello all.

Searching for USB problems and solutions I came upon this quote on 04-08-2008 09:49 AM.

Any further comment please. M problem listed under.

Originally Posted by Rich T

Vista has major problems with USB. Google and you will see thousands of
people suffering similar problems. Microsoft just do not seem able to fix
the USB problems in Vista

My problem is that just occasionally my USB connections fail (disconnect) for no apparent reason.

The keyboard or mouse may not initialize on boot up and my wireless modem also plugged into the back of my rig sometimes looses connection. Removing and reinserting onto the (and any of the 6 available) ports seems to fix. I've read extensively and even asked back at the shop were the hardware came from and it still seems Vista and USB have problems.

Yes I checked bios etc, but haven't tried a MS k/b and mouse. My specs below.
In the 6 rear USB slots I have only 4 in use (mouse, KB, Webcam and modem).

Do I need a (powered) hub?

Any thoughts or comments please

System Configuration:
* Intel S775 Core 2 Q6600 Quad-Core
* Gigabyte S775 GA-P35-DS3R MB
* DDR2 4GB Geil 800MHz Dual Channel
* 3 x 320GB WD 7200rpm 16M SATA HDD -RAID 5 Configuration and 1 x 320GB WD 7200rpm 16M SATA HDD -DATA
* ASUS 8800GTS 512M PCIe
* 24" Samsung 245B LCD
* Antec P182
* Thermaltake 750 Watt Power Supply
* LiteOn 20x DVD Writer SATA
* 1.44M Floppy Disk
* MS Vista Home P... Read more

A:USB Problems - Intermittent fail/drop outs

Hav you tried the BIOS update?

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Our Bigpond Thomson TG782T router/modem cuts out every 20 or so minuites. It automatically gets back onto the interent anywhere like 30 seconds to 5 minuites after droping out. My laptop still stays connected to the network but with "no interent access".
It happens to every network device including wii and I pod touch.

It is so annoying! I am not such a wizz with networking so try to explain things.

Attached is a screen shot of what it says when it drops out.

A:Internet Drop Outs!- Thomson TG782T. Help!

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My desktop PC has a problem with it's USB ports which can be summed up as follows:

* General devices (mice, printers etc) run fine
* My Camera's (when directly connected), USB memory stick & Card reader work fine when connected to my laptop.
* The same devices when attached to the desktop machine connect OK and appear fine when connected and browsing directories etc.
* As soon as I copy (significant fast data transfer) from the same devices the "port" hangs. There is no apparent disconnection but the transfer fails with a "could not find this item" error and if I then browse the device it tells me there are no files or directories contained within it.
* A physical disconnect & reconnect gets me back to an apparantly OK connected device.
* USB drivers & BIOS up to date.
* USB ports deleted and recreated in device manager.
* Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2 - all updates installed.

Any thoughts? Would a firewire card & reader have the same problem? With a Canon 5dII generating huge files, having to copy everything to my laptop and use the wireless network to move the files to the desktop is a right pain in the backside.

All help gratefully received.

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We are currently running Enterprise mode through Citrix. We have some users testing a new website which has required various document modes to be set.
This has been setup using GPO to point the sitelist at a UNC path running on a server location.
This has been in place for a few weeks and generally works well.
The issue we are getting is that EM drops out completely on random occasions for random users.
We have roughly 10 users, and we'll get approx. 3 drop outs per week.
On each occasion, if the users then logs out of their citrix session and then back in, EM is then working fine.
As the user profiles remain on the server, we are removing the :
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\EnterpriseMode
key and all values on logon. We are doing this, as reading on support pages suggested this as a possible solution.
This is forcing the sitelist to be read from the unc path on first launch.
However, the issue we are getting happens at any point during the day, and it could be when a user has been logged into the website for hours.
So, a couple of questions I have are :
1 - Has anyone else had problems running through EM through Citrix, and could the issue be to do with concurrent sessions?
2 - Where does the local cache for EM get stored? I have read that it should be stored in the Temporary Internet Files but I do not to believe this to be correct, as I have found no record of a local cache!
3 - Would removing the user profiles on logoff be of... Read more

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I have a powerful system but ? can't enjoy my gaming because of fps drop and stuttering.How can ? fix this problem? I think there is a problem with virtual memory.How can ? adjust it ?What should be parametres? Another question is my cpu is hotter than my gpu in games for example my gpu in 70c and my cpu especially core 1 and 3 over the 80 in cs go ? think there is a problem because it doesn't get hot even in gta 5.But there is fps drop and stuttering in every games.

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I've been using my AW15 R3 for half a year now, it has always been perfect. It handles game like Fallout4, NBA 2k18 and PUBG smoothly. Yesterday, out of nowhere, I started to experience FPS drop in games (i.e. 60 drop to 30 for 2K18, and 70 to 15 for PUBG)that were accompanied with sound stuttering. It happened at various frequency and seems to be more likely when there was intense sound effects.I have tried to re-install audio card and video card drivers and it didn't work. I did just installed the AW BIOS 1.2.0 BIOS update. I tried revert back to 1.1.9, it did not work. I ran Dell's online diagnostics and all my hardware seem to be functioning properly. And all video and sound played online or any where that is not in game seem to be fine. Could you please help me solve this, with this kind of FPS drop happening every several seconds I can't play any game anymore.


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Hi, I have an acer aspire V3-772G-7448, I just bought it about 5 or 6 months ago.

Basic specs:
Intel Core i7 4712MQ (2.30GHz)
8GB Memory 1TB HDD
1920 x 1080

This just happened this morning, after about 20-30 minutes my mouse starts stuttering and games where I would normally be fine running have a lot of lag that comes in pulses, not constant but about as often as my mouse stutters, every couple of seconds. At first I thought it was overheating but this seems to happen regardless of temperature. I looked up some solutions and at one point changed my it to boot with 4 processors, and it seemed to help for a bit(don't know why) but altogether things remain unchanged. Any help that anyone can offer? I haven't changed anything lately.

A:Drop in performance/ mouse stuttering after about 20 min

When such happens to me, I dial back [but not eliminate] my security monitoring, protecting, thinking I may have had my assertively-set configurations and eventual fallout come back to slowly haunt my computer and me. I'm just straw-grabbing. This might not apply to you.

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I mix youtube video songs like a DJ, and I have a Behringer Mixer.  I want to be able to play a song over the speakers for the room, and I want to be able to play one on my headphones, so I know where to begin to mix it in.  
Is there a way to run the youtube videos that way, or can a system only run them through one out?  


A lot of views.  No answers.  Hmmm  

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I am wondering if there is some problem with the Wlan Drivers / Windows.
I have a Intel AC7260 Wlan card with BT.
With BT off, I am achieving a speed of around 7,6 MB/s while transferring files over Network .
With BT on and no Device connected the speed stays at 7,6 MB/s.

Now, if I open Windows Settings>Manage Bluetooth the Wlan speed drops at once by around 2MB/s to around 5,2 MB/s and stays there. Once I close Settings, the speed goes at once up to the 7,6 MB/s.

Using the BT Device while transferring files the speed is 5,2 MB/s , no matter if Settings is open or not.

Seems that there is some problem with "Device Discovery" while it is not in Background.

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I am wondering if there is some problem with the Wlan Drivers / Windows.
I have a Intel AC7260 Wlan card with BT.
With BT off, I am achieving a speed of around 7,6 MB/s while transferring files over Network .
With BT on and no Device connected the speed stays at 7,6 MB/s.

Now, if I open Windows Settings>Manage Bluetooth the Wlan speed drops at once by around 2MB/s to around 5,2 MB/s and stays there. Once I close Settings, the speed goes at once up to the 7,6 MB/s.

Using the BT Device while transferring files the speed is 5,2 MB/s , no matter if Settings is open or not.

Seems that there is some problem with "Device Discovery" while it is not in Background.

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hello everyone, hope this is the right place to post this. if not, i apologise.

i am having some seriously annoying problem with my laptop i can't seem to figure out the cause of.
every certain set of minutes... in between 5 and 10 my laptop slows down tremendously. i don't know if this only occurs when i'm playing games or not, but i notice it heavily when in a game. my frame rates drop from say 40 to 12-15, heavy stuttering occurs and speakers start making very weird "scraping" sounds.

could anyone please help?


A:large FPS and performance drop and stuttering sound often when playing games

does the laptop feel very warm?

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Recently I have been having an issue with stuttering on my computer running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium whenever I use either my Logitech F310 gamepad or any of the extra buttons on my Madcatz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 keyboard (the regular keys and touchscreen works fine). The stuttering only begins to occur after my computer has been on for about an hour and seems to get worse the longer it is on; at first it is barely noticeable then can freeze a frame about a second. The stuttering will occur no matter what application is running, it will even occur when there is no application running at all. I have tried switching USB ports, uninstalling then reinstalling the drivers, and formatted my computer, but the stuttering persists. I have my suspicions that an update might be responsible since after I formatted my computer I didn't install updates right away and the stuttering never occurred (at least that I know of), but after installing updates the stuttering began to occur again. I am not sure if it matters but I also have an external hard drive and my headphones plugged into USB ports, but I have had those long before I had any problems. I am extremely grateful for any help.

A:Some USB devices causing stuttering

I haven't found threads or resolution similar to yours but here are some links that might be useful to you;Advanced troubleshooting tips for general USB problems in Windows XP
USB port may stop working after you remove or insert a USB device
Complete Guide to Troubleshooting USB Problems | Maximum PC

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I got a new computer a few weeks ago and downloading anything causes whatever else I'm doing to lag and stutter. Its especially noticable in sound and movies but if its a fast download even the mouse will skip around. Even loading websites causes this. Offline everything works fine. Any idea what I could do to fix it?

A:Downloading causing stuttering

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This has been a problem for a month or so. I have a laptop, which is connected to a wireless network, and a pc, which is connected to the laptop via ethernat cable. I bridged the connections so I could share the internet connection, and the connection is ok, except every half an hour (or so) the connection drops. I get disconnected on my pc, and on my laptop an error pops up: windows has detected an ip address conflict. That lasts for a couple of seconds, and then it reconnects and everything is fine.

I've searched the forums, but couldn't really find the solution. Another problem is that I can not restart the router because it's not in my flat (I'm not stealing internet, i just live as a sub-tenant, so the router is in a flat above mine). Any help would be much appreciated. Also, sorry if I made some grammatical mistakes, english is not my native language.

A:Solved: WLAN connection drop/ip address conflict

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