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Q: internet connection stops for a few seconds randomly

ok so im running vista home premium (32) with 4gig ram.recently when im playing online games i notice lag randomly like everything stops moving for a second and then its all good. i did several speed test at http://www.speedtest.net/ and sometimes the the downloading speed will start to go down for 5 sec really fast and then stop and then come back. it just happens at random. my internet speed is fast and i think the problem is not slow down it just stops receivin and sending for a sec or 2 at random. i already download hijack this and did i scan should i posted even though i dint find anything wrong with it

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A: internet connection stops for a few seconds randomly


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Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right forum cause i'm not sure what my problem is. I recently built a new computer and everything works fine except for the internet.

As the title says at random times my internet stops working for a second or two and comes back after another second it's not really a problem when I'm just browsing the internet but when I'm playing a game of Team Fortress 2 it's hard to get into it knowing that the freeze is coming.

I called my isp and they said it was the network card so i bought a new one and the problem is still there. I've tried changing my ethernet wire, opening ports, resetting the modem, changing network cards and tried all different drivers and nothing seems to help.

While running a ping test with cmdprompt it seems like i always get 2 general failures out of 60 attempts. Any other information that anyone needs I will provide.

I'm running vista ultimate 64. The network card i'm currently using is Rosewill RC-401-EX. If you need the rest of my system specs let me know.

Please Help.

A:Internet randomly stops working for a few seconds.

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I have a HP Pavillion p6000 series, Running windows 7pro on it. Using Chrome for browser which is also updated.

It is connected to a switch hub that connects to the wall connection. Lately this computer has been timing out when ever the user is online. There are other computers which are directly connected to the hub which are completely fine.

I have tried scanning this computer, updating built in NIC card, turning off windows firewall, changing the cable and even replacing the hub itself but nothing has helped.

I haven't been able to narrow down the problem. I would really appreciate all the inputs that i can get. My last option would be to purchase a new computer but i would like to try every thing first.


A:Internet connection Times out for 5 seconds randomly

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My internet connection randomly stops working even though the speed and signal strength are shown as 72.0Mbps and Excellent. This affects all the computers that are connected to the network and lasts for a few minutes. It happens every couple hours or so. Web browsing also randomly slows down so that it takes more than 30 seconds do load a page or does not load the page at all (This doesn't affect online games, only web browsing). Overall, web browsing is a pain. My ISP is Optimum Online. I tried tracing the route to google.com and the 4th hop would always time out, I'm wondering if this could be a problem?

Here's some information:

Tracing route to google.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 18 ms 4 ms 4 ms
2 14 ms 10 ms 15 ms
3 21 ms 17 ms 17 ms 433be00d.cst.lightpath.net []
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 17 ms 15 ms 19 ms rtr4-tg10-3.wan.prnynj.cv.net []
6 17 ms 14 ms 16 ms rtr3-tg9-3.in.nycmnyzr.cv.net []
7 27 ms 15 ms 22 ms
8 15 ms 23 ms 21 ms
9 44 ms 40 ms 45 ms
10 18 ms 13 ms 19 ms lga15s29-in-f2.1e100.net []

Trace complete.


A:Internet connection randomly stops

When you say online gaming, what kind of gaming do you mean? Multi-player RPG with video and sound, gambling, single-player shooters, all types, etc?

Have you checked the network to see if anyone has a program set to do an update every couple hours or so?

Have you checked into the possibility that someone is doing a download when the lags occur?

If you're the admin, have you looked at traffic from each computer to see if the lag is originating from within the network?

I'm not a network expert, but it certainly sounds possible that something is updating (such as an antivirus program) and has a setting not to disturb online gaming - but I'm just guessing.

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I have a windows vista pc networked to a second pc. I have wirelessly networked internet to 2 laptops. I have an actiontec wireless modem by verizon. All of a sudden my host pc started randomly losing internet connection, but the wireless laptops still have a signal. It seems like the host sometimes can't "see" the modem.
Here are my settings while the internet is functioning.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ToyRoom
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : USB Wireless 802.11 b/g Adaptor
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-71-05-E2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::719c:e760:5cd7:471d%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151000644
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0E-D3-B0-DD-00-1E-8C-05-32-7A

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
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A:Solved: Internet connection stops working randomly

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My computer recently started to stall for several seconds.  It doesn't matter if I'm in a game (even if its a low quality) game or on firefox.  When I'm looking up games on steam, it tends to do the same.  Not sure whats going on.  I'm running on windows 7 with 12 gb of ram, APU 3.0 ghz with readeon 6550h, PSU 750w.  My computer is just under 3 years old and never experienced this last week.  When I noticed it started to happen I would put my hand where the air blows out to see if its a heading issue.  It doesn't feel hot, maybe a little warm but thats it (something a little under having cold hands (not ice cold) and touching your tongue) and the PSU probably closer what I described but still under.  Whats going on?
Edit: Found out its a FPS issue, donno whats doing it
Edit 2:  I've notice something when I was playing starbound.  It starting to freeze up and some image appeared for a half a second.  Then starbound started to respond again.
Edit 3:  I posted a full scan of Anti-Malware.  It found nothing.  Not sure what else I can use with this situation.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Scan Date: 2/15/2015
Scan Time: 6:53:53 PM
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2015.02.15.07
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.03.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 7 Serv... Read more

A:Computer randomly stops responding for several seconds.

Unable to edit but I scanned with Eset online scanner.  I found 7 threats I believe are PUP files located in systems folder.  The name of it is "systweaks"  (or something like that).  They are not going away.  I tried to remove them 2 times already and it still keeps popping up.

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So, most of the time my ping (to my ISPs server) is ~15ms, when I upload/download it changes etc., but, I've noticed that when I use the internet I get disconnection spikes (highly noticable when playing League of Legends or doing anything that needs a constant connection). These disconnection spikes happen more frequently when there's an active connection (something's being downloaded/uploaded, eg. a game running).

I have figured out it isn't any of the routers causing the issue with tracert and pinging. (I pinged the first router, the 2nd and then only the IP to my ISP started having issues.)

This didn't always happen, but it does happen on WinXP and Win8 and my Android tablet.

Any tips? (And I know I should contact my ISP, but I like knowing how to deal with stuff myself.)

Thanks. :]

A:ISP drops connection randomly for a few seconds

Also posting a pic of my ping log.

(1 pix = 1 sec, the timeouts are 1 sec too, pinging my ISP directly)
The spikes upwards are disconnections.

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Hi there.

In the past few weeks, I've been noticing my computer running slower and slower. I thought this was because of a large amount of HD space used up, but it's not. There isn't a whole lot of applications running, if not any. No background processes that seem fishy.

Then this morning, the internet has stopped responding. It shows up as being connected, but when you use Firefox or Chrome, it only works for a few seconds and then a server error appears.

All the other computers in the house work, and so does all the devices, but not this one.

I've run a MBAM scan, a full and a quick scan, I've only found 3 infections but they've been removed, and it still isn't working.

I'm not sure if it's a virus that appears to cause the problem, or if it's the internet. I doubt it's the internet, because it was working just fine last night, albeit very slow loading times on websites.
My computer is a Windows XP Media Center edition, Service Pack 2, and uh, yes.

If there's anything else you would like me to add or give, just ask. This is getting annoying, you would understand.
Thank you.
EDIT: Ah yes, if I reset the router or reconnect, the internet on teh computer will still only work for a few seconds. So if I need to download anything, I would have to download it on this laptop and send it over to a flash drive, to be sent to the computer, correct?

A:Computer internet stops working after a few seconds.

Can you post the logs from Malwarebytes?

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Hi there,
This is really frustrating. Almost every time I try to download a document/video it stops after a few seconds and doesn't start again. I've tried with IE8, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. They're all the same.
I'm using Windows 7 64 bit and a Lynksys router.
My wife has XP on her laptop and it downloads without a problem on the same router.
We're wondering if this is an issue with 7 and Lynksys?
I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 4GB RAM.
It's been getting worse so I'd love it if anyone could shed some light on this.

A:[SOLVED] Internet stops downloading after a few seconds

Hi -

Two things to try, please -

1. Run IE8 at elevated admin level - RIGHT-click on IE8 icon, select "Run as Administrator"

2. Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking - tap F8 key during boot-up

Test Internet downloads under each.

Regards. . .



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*** Doh, I think I posted this in the wrong place, could a mod please move it if it is in the wrong place?****

Hello Everyone.

First off I would like to say that I have been reading through this website to find answers to my problem, and it is refreshing to see people helping others. Thank you all for the effort and support you guys give.

ok now to the problem ;)
My laptop is a Enpower Model Number ENP 65604 running XP Pro

The trouble I am having started about 2 weeks ago. Before that (and maybe the reason) when I would shut down I would get the "program did not shut down" box to which the program in questions was grclass (i think). I looked it up on google and did not find anything. I know a little about computers so i ran a virus scan with AVG. To make sure i got everything I did the big full scan. it found something (not grclass) and fixed it.
The name of the file it found was F:\SLATKO\torta.exe (Virus identified Win 32/Cryptor)

Since around that time (the 2 weeks ago i mentioned above), my internet has been acting strange. I have trouble loading websites (usually have to click links twice) as well as the bottom line saying "waiting for xx website" and I notice on my Zone Alarm activity monitor that the internet will not respond from time to time for like 5 seconds, then come back on. It does not matter if I am connected wireless or wired (or both, like I tried in the office). It happens both at home and in the office. I ha... Read more

A:Internet works (a few minutes) then stops (a few seconds)

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

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Facing a different issue, I am not sure whether it is related to Virus, Network, or with winxp.

The problem is: Onof suddenly, internet browsing stops for few seconds or minutes and that to few systems in the LAN and the other systems working fine at that time. We are getting internet over MPLS link, at this same time (I mean when we found this issue on a particular system), WI found the below observations.


1. Unable to browse internet sites.

2. Unable to connect to the intranet sites or systems through MPLS, till the connections re-establish.

3. Able to ping google and also intranet sites or systems.
1. Executed winsockxp fix utility

2. Checked for Virus, we are using trend microscan.

Waiting for your suggestions.

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Hey guys, I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to look at this post. Anyway, I'll get right to the chase, just recently I have purchased the Motorola SB5120 modem and the Linksys WRT546 router, the reason being is because my old modem was extremely out-dated and we needed an easier way to connect my two other computers. All has been working fine until this past week or so, and it seems that my modem just likes to go into a standby state, by itself, from 11 a.m. until 8-9 p.m. central. This will occur regularly about every 5 minutes to an hour for the entire day, the "standby" mode will last for only about 10 seconds, usually just long enough to kick me off from whatever I may be doing at the time. The modem says its working fine though, and even the Cox guy said it was running at optimal performance. At first I believed it to be just some minor difficulties with the network I setup for my family, but that wasn't the case. I've tried resetting everything and just starting from scratch but nothing works. We called the Cox Support team, again, and again, I was told to reset everything. If anyone has any solutions, please let me know. Thank you.
-Silent Reyn

A:Connection Drops for 5-10 seconds randomly (enough to boot me from my projects)

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Hey my internet stops working for ~30 seconds multiple times a day. I am using Time Warner Cable with a Motorla SBG6580 modem and Asus RTN56U router and a wired connection. When it drops the internet access icon in the bottom right doesn't change (no yellow exclamation point) and sometimes when I run the troubleshoot internet connections it will come back with "the DNS server isn't responding. The other computers in my house don't seem to have the problem. My computer uses a wired connection and am running Windows 7. Any ideas? Thanks

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Alex-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : BC-5F-F4-10-75-D8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a01f:8646:f48d:31f3%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:21:15 PM
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A:Internet stops working for ~30 seconds multiple times a day

Fill out your system specs so we know what hardware you have. When did this start? Have you done anything to the operating system (add/remove hardware or drivers, etc)?

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I have a 1/2-Tb drive using a USB 3.0 connection to my computer. Over the last three or four months, the connection will stop working in more-or-less random times. I can turn off the power to the drive, wait for about a minute, turn power back on and restart the computer, and that will get the connection back. I'm worried about this "fix" not working one of these times and me losing the use of the drive. Anyone have a clue on how to fix?

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My internet works fine but after a random period of time, usually 20-30 minutes the internet stops responding. I have ran a diagnostics test using the Intel PROset/wireless tools program and it states on the ping test that there is no response from the default gateway and the DHCP server. Can anybody shed any light on this issue.

A:Wireless connection stops responding randomly

For when "My internet works fine" and for when "the internet stops responding" ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

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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Ive had this problem for a while now, and just lately its been starting to infuriate me, seeing as how I have been trying to play some more online games again.

I have a linksys WRT-120N router, and it seems that every few minutes or so, it decides its just going to take a quick break from working the way I payed money for, but rather take a quick smoke break and stop receiving packets. (not literally smoking btw) Now I have noticed that it seems to do it much more often when I am doing internet intensive things, such as playing games, loading web pages, or even sending a simple little chat message. It stays connected, as the icon in the tray never says it disconnected, but when I click on it when its stopped, the sent packets will continue going up like normal, but it will be stuck at whatever it was at before on the receiving side. It will stay like this for an indefinite amount of time, usually from 2 minutes, to anywhere up to a couple of hours. Hours.

The firmware is up to date, and its been doing this since day one. Now a while back, I was having this problem, and the person who was running the internet at that house (I have since moved) bought a new router and it stopped. So I can pretty much pinpoint it to the router having the problems. Nothing from my ISP, or computer, or anything else, because the problem never seemed to happen when it was plugged directly into the modem. But we had to buy a router as we were hooking up more computers to the network. At any given ... Read more

A:Connection randomly stops recieveing packets

Any answer would be nice. This having to wait 10 minutes for the internet to start working again every 2-5 minutes has become border line infuriating.

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This is stumping (and annoying) me big time. Help!!!

I use my connection mainly for file-sharing but my connection goes dead at random times. Whenever I leave it on overnight to get something it only makes it about 10 to 60 minutes.

When it goes down I don't get the usual "connection to server lost" stuff, it's like the computer just can't figure out what's going on. After i notice I can use any internet program but they just try to send the info off or whatever then just sit there stupidly waiting for a reply which never comes.

In connection properties (from double clicking the network icon in the system tray) It says everything is hunky dory, except that the "bytes received" and "bytes sent" values never change.

Once this happens, I can hang up and reconnect fine, but only end up sending and receiving 1000-2000 bytes before my connection freezes again.

My ISP's tech support got me to reinstall dialup networking in windows setup, but this did nothing.

I think it's a problem with my computer as opposed to the server/connection because of the need to reboot before being able to connect properly again, but who knows. Can anyone out there help?

A:Win98 Dialup Connection Stops Dead randomly

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

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

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

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

A:Internet randomly drops for a few seconds.

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I am running Vista 64 bit, with IE 8, have all the updates for all windows programs, use Norton Internet Security, witht the firewall disabled, and Comodo Firewall. I'm on a wired connection through RoadRunner, using their modem, a Motorola surfboard SB5120.
Here is the result of ipconfig/all:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DUFFY
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : tampabay.rr.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : QHH.LOCAL
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-84-1A-F8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : tampabay.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-BA-27-D2-DE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Internet disconnects randomly for a few seconds

Hello,This is related to your HiJack This topic posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/235882/internet-connection-keeps-going-down/ to which you should be receiving a response in another couple days or so.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Once you have been declared clean by the HJT Team and if you are still experiencing issues with this, then send a Private Message to a moderator to reopen this topic.Orange Blossom

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I hope this is a place where i am suppose to post this.

But I have been battling my ISP for 2 years now and just needed a second thought from an outside source. Sometimes randomly my computer will disconnect from the internet for like 3 seconds and reconnect. This give my computer enough time to display the "No Internet" yellow triangle aswell kick me off of any active logged in website.

I have replaced cables, the ISP as came out and replaced my modem and even installed a new cable line into my apartment. But it still happens. I can be just sitting at my desktop reading emails and it happens.

The ISP says it is my computer but I don't think it is because every other device on the network loses internet aswell. The best part is the ISP can't see it on their end.

I just wanted to see if i could pick some peoples brains.


A:Computer Randomly Disconnects From The Internet For A Few Seconds.

Have you tried to start up in safe mode with networking or a clean boot? It's about the only way to track down these strange 3 second disconnection problems.

If the problem goes away in safe mode you can be sure the problem is caused by something installed on the system which can be fixed by process of elimination.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Safe Mode with Networking - Add to Windows Boot Manager Screen

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Hello all and thanks in advance for any help.

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

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

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

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

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Hi tech support
My names TJ and i hope to get to know this forum very well as i am new. Well the title basically sums up my problem. While downloading files or just browsing the net, im all happy cause my internets working fine... then BAM.... I lose connection. This is very frustrating as it interrupts my session. Below i will try to give my laptop specs as best as i can, and yes, im connected wirelessly.

Toshiba Satellite L300 - PSLB8C-04N01X
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Processor - Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz, 2000MHz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processors
BIOS Version/Date - INSYDE 2.20, 09/12/2009

If there is any other information that is needed, please let me know, as i need this fixed asap.

A:Internet Randomly Cuts Out For Seconds Every 30ish Minutes.

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My internet connection randomly stops after playing Diablo 2 online or downloading a big file. Restarting my computer fixes the problem. I'm wondering if it's a problem with my ethernet adapter onboard my motherboard?

I'm unsure of my ISP... I think its called "Airwave Networks"... it's supposely a batched T1 line but max kbps I get is 520.

A:Internet randomly stops

Any help?

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Title says it all my internet will randomly cut out on my computer for a random amount of time. Help please?

A:Internet Randomly Stops

What type of internet do you have? What is your network setup? Is it wired or wireless??

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Ok guys ....i reinstalled my windows vista home preminum from scratch and i still have the problem where my internet stops working randomly.

I tried many things, most of the things people have said on numerous forums. My bro uses the exact same laptop. but his internet is fine.
I tried to follow the event viewrs and changed many settings but to no avail.

But the internet drosp r less frequent after i reinstalled windows probably because there r less programs to interfer.

First i used to think that suddenly the computer stops reading my network card but thats not true coz when my internet stops. the icons sometimes, somtimes says there r no available networks but i can still see my network adaptor in device manager (it is not veiwable unless i swithc it on)...this means that the adpator is connected but the internet is not working...Sometimes it just shows limited connectivity, so i log off my network and when i try to log in, it doesnt...i have to switch it off and on again.

This problem usually happens when e.g. msn messenger or my voip software get stuck. When they get stuck, it knocks out the internet, or maybe the internet knocks these out lol..not sure..plz plz help me

two things i havent tried: updating firmware of the router, but most people say it doesnt work, and the exact same laptop my bro has and its working fine on our network

I also havent tried deleting the drivers completely and reinstalling the network adaptor's driver from its manufac... Read more

A:Internet stops working randomly

hi uch

when you said you reinstalled vista from scratch, did you mean that you formatted your HD and then installed the OS or did you just reinstall Vista without a format? Also, have you tried checking for viruses when you "tried most things"? Go through the 8-step virus removal tool here ... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html .... Does your brother use the computer you're using or is it the same type of computer but separate computers?


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So I've had this issue for a while where a few times a day ( probably like 20 times while I'm on the computer) my internet suddenly stops working for a little while. Im connected to my modem via a cable, and at first I thought the problem was with my computer, but I learned that this also happens to my brother, who is also connected to the modem. The weird thing is that it doesnt happen to both of us at the same time, so its like the internet is crashing. Is it safe to assume that the problem is with the modem? Would it get fixed if I replace it?

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Every now and again (as in maybe 5-10 times a day), my internet explorer stops working. I use IE7, so I will several tabs open at once. When it "goes out" I get the blank "webpage cannot be displayed."

Other internet using programs or downloads aren't affected. For example, if i am in the prcess of downloading a file (say 100MB), and my IE stops working/being able to display pages, my downloads continue. I also use vonage, and my service is not interrupted.

The thing that is really odd, is after I close all the IE browsers (sometimes the program "stops responding"), I can immediately open IE again and it works.

I have no windows updates available--i am up to date

Can you please help me?

I use Windows XP service pack 2
Problem is with IE, firefox is incredibly slow

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I have a fresh install of Windows 7 on a (partly) new Desktop. Sometimes suddenly internet gets really slow and stops working.
All other devices in my house (ipad, labtop (XP), phones) have no problems at all. This should suggest it's a problem of my PC but:
Connecting to the WiFi of my neighboor solves the problem!
Must be a problem of my PC and rooter together....

Update's i did to trie and solve the problem:
Update firmware rooter (D-Link 655 mixed WiFi)
Update drivers Wireless PCI card
Update AVG antivirus

From a tread in this forum i tried a static IP but didn't work.

Any suggestions?

A:Internet stops working randomly

Welcome to the forums. Have a look here.


Just wanted to add, sometimes antivirus plays in this. Have you considered MSE?

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I have 2 routers set up, my internet randomly randomly loses/regains connection.

First router is connected to modem, that's an Actiontec router that's wireless. Second router is a D-link DI 624 wireless router. All the computers are connected "Wired", only wireless devices are the laptop(which is connected wireless to Router 1), and Wii(which is connected wireless to Router 2). Router 2 is a brand new router btw, and I upgraded the firmware on it.

So here's how my connection is setup: Internet > Modem > Router 1 > Router 2 > This computer. If I simply directly connect this computer to Router 1(instead of connecting it to Router 2), the disconnections doesn't happen.

Now at first I had only one router. I installed a second router by simply shutting off comp, plugging a network cable from router 1 to router 2, then simply plugging an additional cable from router 2 to my computer.

I am not sure if I set up 2 routers correctly but all I know is that it works fine "sometimes", the wireless connection(from the second router) always seems to work but the wired connection from Router 2 to this comp.
The intervals varies, some days it may be 3 minutes between each disconnection and reconnection(which isn't too annoying), some days it may be 15 seconds(extremely annoying). Sometimes the disconnections do not happen at all.

Here's what I've tried:
1. I've tried rebooting the router, doesn't fix problem.
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A:Have 2 routers set up, my internet randomly randomly loses/regains connection

Some things you can try here.
Change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

For multiple routers, I also suggest this configuration.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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I don't recall when this happened but, let's say that I view a video on a site such as....Dailymotion. The video loads(fully) just fine, but at a random time, the audio begins to cut out(while the video is still playing), then the video stops. Here's what I tried:

1. Pausing for a bit(sometimes minutes) and replaying
Result: Problem happens again after a few seconds

2. Switching to fullscreen and normal
Result: Same as above, but if I do it over and over, the video won't stop. However, I don't want to resort to this all the time.

3. Toggling on/off hardware acceleration
Result: Did absolutely nothing.

I tried to update and reinstall my flash player, but the problem still persists. This isn't a browser problem either since I've tried this in IE and Firefox(i'm using SRWare Iron, which is basically a chromium browser). Any solutions or tips?

For your reference:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 669121 MB, Free - 398472 MB; D: Total - 26079 MB, Free - 21785 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lenovo
Antivirus: None(i'm using malwarebytes and it didn't find anything, so ignore this)

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Hey, I was on a google search, looking for a solution to this problem. I ran a Norton scan and found that I have a total of 9 viruses, 4 of which are Backdoor.Trojan viruses and the rest are just "Trojans". However I don't know if this is the issue to my problem. Also, a process named s3trayp.exe appeared so I got rid of that and also found it in my registry in regedit and deleted the registry key.

I just want to know why my internet is just randomly restarting on me.
Any help would be appreciated at this point. Thanks

Here is my log.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
D:\Program Files\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\FirstClass\fcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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I dont know how long its been going on but within a internet provider switch from AT&T to TWC its still been doing this. Every time I reset the router name or password it lets me reconnect to the internet, but when I shut it down and boot it up later or after a couple hours it refuses to connect until I switch the router name or security password.

Its a toshiba running windows 7
The adapter is realtek or something like that which im pretty sure is the cause but nothing seems to fix this issue.
Thanks for any info on this.

A:Laptop Stops connecting to internet randomly

What is the Model number of the Toshiba laptop?
Does your laptop come with an Ethernet port (most do have one)? If so, try connecting directly to your router with an Ethernet Cable and see if the problem continues.
I highly doubt that its a problem with the Router (but it could be). I believe that you may have a problem with the wireless drivers installed. I would suggest:
1. Download the wireless drivers from the Toshiba website
2. Properly Uninstall the wireless drivers
3. Install wireless drivers from the download (step 1).
4. Wait and see if problem still persists. If so, let us know.

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Hello, I don't know when or why this started happening but it was recently. at least once or twice everyday my internet explorer, and all other programs that require online access in some way, stop connecting to the Internet. My connection is fine with all 5 bars, My netflix on my xbox live works absolutely fine, my Girlfriends PC can even connect to the internet perfectly, but during these 15-20 minute periods my PC's software simply wont connect. its like my pc will connect to the internet but the internet wont connect to my programs, even if i restart my laptop. It's very frustrating because i do online classes for devry and i can be right in the middle of posting then when i go to a new page the new page will not load and then ill have to wait and restart my session.

I have windows 7, internet explorer 9, and a Dell studio 1555 laptop, but i really dont think its the hardware.

any ideas??

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My internet connection is usually fine and all my roomates dont have any issues with it. However, for about the last month or two, about once a day, my computer stops connecting to the internet. I do not know why and I am pretty possitive it has something to do with computer setting on my laptop, not the internet conection becasue I have tried disconnecting and reconnecting the modem, but still no connection. Of course, when I restart my computer, the internet then works fine.

If anyone one knows how I can fix this, PLEASE let me know.


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I am on a wired connection on windows 7

So basically all of my computers Internet, except for Skype, will drop for about 5 minutes. Then it will come back and any where from 5 to 45 minutes later it will drop.. Sooo I have no idea what's wrong.

The little Internet connection symbol in the bottom right corner of my screen says the Internet is working but steam can't connect and neither can Opera or Internet Explorer.

I tried pinging to Google from CMD and every reply timed out and I got 100% packet loss, but I didn't think to save a .txt of it. Once it came back up I pinged again and got 4 MS response time and 0% packet loss..

I don't believe it's an ISP problem because there are other computers in this house and none of them have this problem. Also I don't think that Skype is the problem because it has happened when Skype wasn't open.
I don't have any viruses or infections as far as I know- I've ran multiple tools with all of them coming up with clean results.

The tools were:
Spybot Search and Destroy

My DNS was set to 'Obtain Automatically' so I tried changing my DNS to google ( / but the problem has remained the same as I've lost connection twice for multiple minutes in the past hour.

If there is a different section for these kinds of questions I am sorry as I couldn't seem to find a section for my problem.

But does anyone have any bright ideas?

A:All Internet other than Skype stops working randomly

HI contraplex, welcome to eightforums A few questions.
How old is your current install?
Is your installation current with all the windows updates?

Let me know and we'll go from there

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Hey, I'm new here and I hope I could get some help on this..
I could be using the internet or not, but at random times the internet browser would just stop working altogether. (Page Load Error) I usually use Firefox, but when this happens IE and Google Chrome would stop working too. Other applications like MSN and mIRC would still be online though, and my connection would say I'm online. I'd have to restart my computer as resetting the network connection doesn't fix it, can someone help me try to stop this from happening? My operating system is Vista 32-bit.

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After a little time (approx 20 mins) my internet stops responding. I am still coonnected to the internet but pages will not show up. I also am unable to do a manual shutdown and a forced one is required.

I have a Dell 1525, with Intel Pentium Dual core CPU @ 1.73 Ghz, 2g of memory, 32 bit op sys.
I have 235 of 295 space available on my C drive.

My computer is regularly cleaned and has recently had a registry cleaner.

Here are my ipconfig which I saw on an earlier thread.

Please can you help.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-B7-F4-6B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 03 April 2009 22:38:52
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 04 April 2009 22:38:52
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ... Read more

A:Internet randomly stops working, but I'm still connected VISTA

If it were me, I would google how to reset the TCP\IP stack (simple command), then uninstall and reinstall the wireless drivers. I've heard of this before, related to people who were using P2P at the time. If you are indeed using P2P, check your Event Viewer > System for any 4226 errors.

Also, check the Application and System event logs for anything else that looks noteworthy.

What firewall are you running? Have you rebooted your router?

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Hi, I just used the downloadable update (Not CD) to upgrade my legit version of Windows Vista Home Premium x64 to the new Windows 7 x64. I've been using the Windows 7 RC for a while on another partition and have not had this problem. It has only occurred on the new version of Windows 7.

Basically, whilst I'm browsing the internet random pages wont load. If I refresh them they normally load, but sometimes it takes a couple of refreshes. I can't for the life of me work out what the problem is. I'm using a Linksys WUSB54GS USB wireless adapter, which I could only get working by plugging an Ethernet cable into my pc (not an easy feat) to use windows update.

And I've tried with a few different browsers, but still had the same problem.
Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Thanks.

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I am not good with computers whatsoever, so if you will simplify it for me that would be great. Thanks

A:Internet connection goes off and on about every 30 seconds, how to fix

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

How does your computer connect to the internet?
...with a wire?
...or is it via a wireless connection?

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My new laptop has recently started freezing for no reason. It only freezes and stops responding when I'm connected to the Internet but when I turn off the wifi it won't freeze. I've been looking for why this is and haven't found any answers yet. I've used an antivirus and it has said it hasn't found anything. Any help is appreciated.

A:Computer randomly freezes and stops responding when connected to internet

How new is the laptop?  Is it new for you, or is it newly purchased?
What antivirus did you scan with?  Have you tried ADWCleaner and MalwareBytes AntiMalware?

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My laptop has (i assume) become infected with something that is causing it to lose its broadband connection almost immediately after connecting. What happens is this: I plug in my ethernet cable from the cable modem box, and then i am able to access the internet for about 15 seconds, before page i attempt to access comes up "page cannot be displayed." clicking the 'repair' button from my network settings does nothing, but manually releasing and renewing my ip through an ipconfig prompt buys me another 15 seconds of browsing, before the same thing happens. The same modem, when plugged into my desktop computer, has no problems at all maintaining a connection. I run Ad-Aware regularly, and keep my laptop reasonably clean of bugs and spyware... what's causing this?? any ideas/suggestions would be much appreciated.

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The computer is constantly stopping for 15 seconds and then continuing for 10 seconds.

My computer was new mid-May '03 and when I installed Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.0 I began to have a lot of problems... and ultimately uninstalled it.

The Roxio program caused about 20 Windows XP (looks like backups) in the Control Panel add/remove program (one of them I cancelled).

I have XP -30 GIGs, 4 drives (32FAT a portable pocket drive & NTFS) plus I have a portable pocket drive.

Does anyone have problems with XP and Roxio Easy CD Creator?
Thanks for any help.

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Well I've fiddled around and searched to no avail ...

I have some form of conflict between my main wireless network and a LAN I use for file
transfer and streaming.

The attached PDF file illustrates the setup. Basically, the wireless network is fine by
itself. Music streams from the Asus EeePC to the various Squeezeboxes and internet
connectivity is enabled on all PCs and the iPad.

The LAN works well by itself, allowing me to use FreeFileSync to quickly and relaible
transfer / backup music between the Acer dekstop and Asus netbook server PCs, and to
stream music from the Asus EeePC (which is the music server running Logitech Media
Server) to the Squeezebox 2.

However, the two networks can't co-exist without the Acer and/or Asus losing internet
connectivity when their respective LAN connections are made to the Buffalo router they
share with the Squeezebox 2.

The notification area shows:-

Currently connected to:

No internet access

Internet access

Wireless Network Connection:

SqueezeNet Connected


I have attached the ipconfig /all output in the out.txt file and diagram of the network in Network.pdf.

I suspect this is a simple clash of parameters somewhere, or incompatible IP addresses but I'm not good enough to resolve it.



A:LAN connection without internet stops wireless internet connection

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Check the properties of the wireless network adapter for a feature something like this:

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Hello, I have been having some internet issues for quite some time now. My problem is my internet connection will drop for a second, then come right back, but its enough to keep disconnecting me while trying to play games online. and this seems to have happened right after i switched my ISP. It seems to being doing this on all my computers(2 wired and 2 wireless) some days it will work fine all day, and others, it drops ever 5 or so minutes and lately most days it is happening. I have contacted my ISP and they keep telling me that the internet is fine, and not doping off on there end. They finally sent some won down tho, and he gave us a new modem, and changed out one of the cables to a bigger one. And this problem still continues to keep happening, i have no idea what to do! can some won please help!


A:Internet connection drops for a few seconds, then comes right back.

as its so short the normal tests may not help - but they are all below

xirrus would be worth posting a screen shot

in the meantime - try google open dns and see if it makes a difference


Google public DNS

Google public DNS

Theres also a link on how to setup those DNS IP address

Then once you have set up those DNS entries

would you post the following tests when its working OK and then repeat ALL the tests when it disconnects and make sure you also tells which tests posted are for what condition

if you are also connected by wireless include the xirrus screen shots

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if separate, the make and exact model of the modem

Also please make a note of the status of the light on the modem and on the router when working normally - post back here and then when disconnected post the status of the lights here again if changed

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

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New laptop, connected to my home network which is very stable and has no history of connection issues. After about 10 seconds the laptop drops the connection. Sometimes it'll come back for a while sometimes not, haven't observed any pattern in this yet

All I've done since starting the computer for the first time is installed all the junk that comes with it (Nero stuff mostly) and installed all windows updates (there were over 60 of them) and AVG Free edition. Before doing all that the connection was still not right but it did hold for a lot longer than 10 seconds. It held for over an hour downloading programs like Itunes, AVG and Firefox

Going to control panel > network sharing centre when the connection is down I see the yellow exclamation mark between my computer and my network. Troubleshooting this resets the network adapter, gives me the error 'The default gateway is not available' and says that it is fixed. The connection then works again for about 10 seconds and drops once more.

From setting up the network I think the default gateway is the router IP address?

The internet on the other computers on the network (one desktop one laptop) is fine and uninterrupted

I can't get the connection to hold for long enough to download SysInfo but this is the laptop:

Any advice/ideas appreciated!

A:New laptop drops internet connection after 10 seconds

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my wife has a strange problem with her HP ProBook 4330s laptop (running Windows 7 Professional). We recently got a new Linksys E3000 wifi router which started the problems.

The laptop can see the wireless networks (there are two wireless networks since it's a 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band router) and even connect to any of the two networks. It also gets an IP address from the DHCP server and the Internet connection starts working for a very short period (5-10 seconds). Then the connection is lost and though it occasionally returns, the computer is unable to access Internet most of the time. Apparently, it doesn't even get to the gateway. If I ping to the router's IP address there's no response, except for during the first few seconds after establishing the connection:

--- CONSOLE --->
C:\Users\Martina>ping -n 1000

Př?kaz PING na - 32 bajtů dat:
Odpověď od bajty=32 čas=1ms TTL=64
Odpověď od bajty=32 čas=2ms TTL=64
Odpověď od bajty=32 čas=24ms TTL=64
Odpověď od bajty=32 čas=1ms TTL=64
Odpověď od bajty=32 čas=1ms TTL=64
Odpověď od bajty=32 čas=1ms TTL=64
Vypr?el časov? limit ??dosti.
Vypr?el časov? limit ??dosti.
<--- CONSOLE ---

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A:Wireless Internet connection lost after a few seconds

Is Windows managing your wireless network or some other app? I would suggest changing to let Windows manage it. Not sure how you do this but there should be an option in program that is controlling the wireless.

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