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Q: Router connection randomly drops

Hi guys!

I'm having a problem with my wireless connection. I've searced high and low for a solution, but I can't seem to find it.

The thing is, the connection to my router randomly drops, for just a few seconds, because it automaticly reconnects to it. I know it doesn't seem like a major issue, but losing 2-3 seconds is really something you want to avoid while player FPS games for instance.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Oh btw, my network adapters is:
- Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN
- Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

And my router is a "Belkin N Wireless Router" (here's a link: Belkin : N Wireless Router)

If you need any other information in order to help, just let me know. I really want this to be fixed.

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A: Router connection randomly drops

Quote: Originally Posted by ega


Hi guys!

I'm having a problem with my wireless connection. I've searced high and low for a solution, but I can't seem to find it.

The thing is, the connection to my router randomly drops, for just a few seconds, because it automaticly reconnects to it. I know it doesn't seem like a major issue, but losing 2-3 seconds is really something you want to avoid while player FPS games for instance.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Oh btw, my network adapters is:
- Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN
- Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

And my router is a "Belkin N Wireless Router" (here's a link: Belkin : N Wireless Router)

If you need any other information in order to help, just let me know. I really want this to be fixed.


ega

Hi and welcome

One thing I have noticed is that IP-6 support makes some wifi routerd drop at random intervals. to disable ip-6 right click networking in sys ray and click on networking and sharing, click change adapter settings, pick the adapter, right click, and goto properties. un check ip-6

Hope this helps and let us know if not

Ken

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Hi, I have a problem with my Dlink 1310 Wireless Router. For a while now it has been happening but it has finally gotten to the point where I am tired of it happening.

Few things I have noticed or have done.

1) Watched modem when this happens and never shows sign of droppage in internet
2) Updated Firmware for router, and while it helped increase data transfer rates, the problem still persists
3) Usually when this happens I will click the network icon on my laptop/desktop and will see that my router has disappeared from the list of available networks entirely, then returns a few moments later.
4) Distance to router does not affect frequency of this problem

Any ideas what is going on?

A:Router randomly drops signal...

How long has this been going on? What wifi card do you have in your computer? Have you updated the wifi card drivers? Do you have more than one computer in your house, and if you do, is it wireless, and if it is, does it also have this problem?

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As it says in the title, my connection will randomly drop out with no warning..

I'm using a Westell Model 6100 modem, with verizon DSL, and from there it goes into a Lynksis Wireless G Broadband router, though Im not using the wireless, I just split into the two computers using ethernet from the router. This has been happening for a long time, where the Internet and DSL lights on the modem will go dark, and eventually come back on. The network connections window on XP still says Im connected, but I cannot visit web pages, or connect to online games. I'm not sure what causes it, but it just randomly drops out, some days its worse than other's, where it will drop out, come back, and instantly drop again, and others, maybe once, and thats all. My first thought was perhaps the phones interfering, but Ive got filter's on all the phones.. any thoughts?
 

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Motorola wireless modem connected to a netgear router. Use the wifi from the Motorola SURFboard 2.4GHz Wireless-G Cable Modem Gateway. Whether I use my macbook, either one of m windows labtops, or my xbox. The connection randomly drops. Its still visible but its enough to kick me out of a game or stop internet activity for a minute or two. For example...on my macbook, i just turn airport off and on again and it finds it and reconnects. It seems like this is much more problematic during the day.
 

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When im playing games like WoW, counterstrike, etc. every once and a while my ping will jump and everything will freeze. It only happened recently after I restored my computer to factory settings. How do I find out what the problem is?
 

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Bump
 

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Hi there,

Here is my problem,
I game a lot, & if I disconnect from those games for 1 or 2 minutes I'll probably be dead and/or lost the game.
My connection drops randomly, this happens once every hour or so, a few minutes later I reconnect to the same internet. The internet hasnt shut down, I can still browse on my phone & on another computer., but those arent on when Im gaming.
I've had this problem for a while now and it also occurres on my other laptop when I gamed up there. I can solve this by going to controllpanel & troubleshoot problems with network adapter, but it is getting really annoying. Even when Im only browsing like now it just drops connection.
Can someone help me?

-Kay
 

A:Connection drops randomly

Sounds like you're on a DSL connection - - are you?

I would log into the router and on the WAN side configuration, set the MTU to 1492.
This will stop tcp fragmentation and therefore avoid the necessity of reassembly, which can easily overflow buffers and break connections.

Might also reduce tcp ACK responses by applying this change.
 

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Hi,

Hoping someone can help.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP with a wireless connection to a broadband router.

Several weeks ago my laptop started dropping the internet connection randomly (I'm alos unabel to access email when this happens).

My wireless network icon in my toolbar shows the connection as 'Excellent' but for some reason both Internet and Email is not available. The only way to fix the problem has been to restart my laptop which is very frustrating.

I've noticed that this also happens randomly when I'm at home (using different wireless broadband modem) so I think the issue is my laptop not the 2 x routers/modems.

I'm running NOD32 for security as well (but have been for 4 years now with no problems till now).

Please help.
 

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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

BUMP.
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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I truly hope I can explain this problem and get it resolved. I want to use this as a web server for when I am away from home.

I have a:
Dell Optiplex running win xp pro, sp 3.
intel P4 processor with
1 GB RAM
it's connected with ethernet
to a motorola SB 900 cable modem for
Brighthouse Networks ISP.
I am running DYNDNS updater too, to resolve my dynamic ip to a url.

The problem is that every so often I need to manually obtain an ip address by using the repair button in the Local Area Connection Status window. However, I am able to do the repair remotely, so the nic is working. There doesn't seem to be any event that causes the connection to drop either so I am at a loss.

I sure hope someone knows what is going on and how I can fix this. A web server is kind of worthless if it drops connection. I'm not sure I'll be able to remotely connect if I'm not on the LAN.

Thanks a lot in advance :)

A:Win XP Pro, SP 3 drops internet connection randomly

Just to confirm, it is a WIRED connection, not a WIRELESS? Have you tried reinstalling the driver for your NIC?

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Alright, I moved to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a few weeks ago, and everything's been working fine, until this past week. Every now and then, my wireless card will start having hiccups, dropping all connections, losing its connection to the access point, and then reconnecting, all within 30 seconds. Everything will then be fine for about five minutes, then it'll repeat. It starts doing this randomly, and stops doing it randomly. I have only had it happen at home, however, I'm hesitant to pin it on any of my network equipment, as I have several laptops and desktops that all are working fine whenever this occurs, and are connected via WiFi and Ethernet to my router. Sometimes rebooting stops this, sometimes it doesn't. If I shut off the computer for six hours, it stops. Rebooting the DSL modem and the access point doesn't help, as the symptoms continue afterward. In my Event Log is under Windows Logs>System, the first event in the series is always this series: 1) The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.  The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]  Comment: None Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          12/22/2009 8:49:44 PM Event ID:      7042 Task Category: None Level:         Informati... Read more

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Hi. I have had my Laptop for about 2 years now. My laptop just recently began constantly droping my internet connection. I get no notifications from my laptop when it ocurrs. The Wireless icon says I am still connected and with no issues. But what ever I am doing states I've lost connection. It seems to continue having no wireless for a few seconds, then instantly does back to normal. I have brought up the task manager and watched the wireless performance and it seems to stop sending and recieving data when this occurs.   My network adaptor is a:Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter I have made sure to turn off the power saving mode on it, and i've trouble shooted it multiple times. The trouble shooter just resets it and states the problem is fixed, even though it still occurs. I have dried deinstalling and reinstalling multiple times, updating it, rerolling it, downloading the latest drivers from HP, etc. Nothing seems to be working.  Any help would be appreciated

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I hope somebody can shed some light on this matter as looking around the internet, there does not appear to be any confirmed answer to this problem.

A bit of background:-
I have a client who is has 30 machines that have been ok for the last 3 months.
That is, all except 1. This 1 particular machine would lose connection to the network randomly and sometimes running the Windows fix would fix the issue, other times, it did not. Even upon reboot it would not work sometimes.

This was then returned to myself for repair as we thought there maybe an issue with the motherboard NIC. So, the Motherboard was replaced but the problem still persisted.
Windows 7 Pro was reloaded a fresh and only the motherboard NIC drivers (latest available as of 5th June 2012) were installed. It was left to do Windows updates which completed ok. After a period of time, the yellow triangle appeared over the network icon identfying an issue. Again, running the windows fix on this seemed to fix it, but only temporarily as it seemed to come back after several reboots.
So rather than reboot, we left the machine on and it still came up with the same issue.
It seems to happen randomly not matter if the system is sitting there doing nothing or is being used to surf the internet.

After replacing all hardware and reinstalling Windows 7 on no less than 5 occasions, as well as running fixes recommended by Microsoft and various forums, the problem still pesists.

I have tried it on both our network and direct i... Read more

A:Randomly drops network connection

I have experiendced this also in the past. I dont know if this is suitable for your situation but have you tried setting the problem PC to have a static IP. In the past I have had similar problems and the only thing I could put it down to is that the router was assigning an address then the PC was losing connection. When the Pc requested a new IP address the router still registered it as having one so did not give it a new one. Setting a static IP address has always resolved this for me but as I said it may not suit your situation.

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So i currently have a MSI GT80 Titan running killer wireless 1525 network adapter and am constantly seeing network drops to the point where i get an exclamation mark over my wireless icon and no activity. Connection shows connected but no speed, only until i manually disconnect and reconnect. This has been happening since earlier this week after having the laptop off for a couple days and i'm sure some updates came in from Microsoft.

Steps I've taken already to resolve this:

1. Uninstalled killer wireless software suite and installed stand alone killer driver
2. Refreshed the PC with clean windows 10 install
3. All drivers are up to date including BIOS
4. Ran ccleaner along with registry side of it
5. Memtest shows no errors
6. Hard drives show no errors
7. Connected to LAN and no drops all day

I'm not sure what else to check as this is a fairly new laptop bought back in march and doing some searching on google showed some posts about people with the same issues (different laptops/hardware) thinking it was related to Windows 10.

This has me thinking a recent update is causing it..

any other things i can try please?

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Guess this is a known issue, please delete this post moderators.

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It's quite a long winded problem to explain but I've done my best here.

I'm using an Advent 5313 laptop with a built-in Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter, it works with one router (BT Internet) perfectly well with no problems however it drops out randomly with my other Sky Broadband router.

Usually it loses connection with the Sky router entirely, I have to refresh the list of available wireless networks then wait a few minutes, reconnect etc. and eventually it comes back online.

Concerning solving the problem I have updated the Realtek driver several times, that stopped the random dropping out with the BT Internet router but not with the Sky router. In case you're wondering why I don't just quit Sky Broadband and use BT Internet, the routers are at two different houses.

Not sure if the problem is with the Sky router itself; we had it replaced a few months ago due to faults and my other Windows XP computer works perfectly (using a Netgear WG111v2 Wireless USB 2.0 Network Adapter).

Since I have a spare Netgear wireless USB I decided to plug it into my laptop and install the software then use it instead of my built in Realtek wireless adapter, which made the connection drop out slightly less frequently. It didn't however entirely solve the problem.

The only way I can stop the wireless connection dropping out is to plug the laptop directly to the Sky router with an Ethernet cable, this does the trick but def... Read more

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hi there, first of all thanks for taking the time to help me out.
i have cable internet with shaw, and a recent problem i've had is that i can't keep my connection. my modem led lights are fine, the power, online, send, recieve lights stay solid and the pc activity blinks. the two computers in my taskbar are the ones that let me know when i have to reset the connection. the one on the left stays on, but the one on the right is blank. the first time had this problem was with my first network adapter, a yukon marvell gigabit ethernet controller. my local pc shop told me to that the card was probably bad, so i bought a d-link 530 t gigabit ethernet controller. for the first month it worked beautifully, i did not have to go to my network connection and disable/enable my card. but a couple weeks ago it started to do it again. i phoned my isp and they said that everything was fine on their side, and advised me to uninstall the card and reinstall which i did and it did not fix the problem. i ran command and did a ping test with www.yahoo.com and with 209.73.186.238. for both of these, i got 4 packets sent and 4 recieved, 0 lost, when there was a connection. i did it again when it dropped it and the results were, 4 sent, 0 recieved, 4 lost. it also said request time out four times. as for yahoo, it said 'ping request could not find host www. yahoo.com. please check the name and try again. also there are these extra adapter type things that i are a complete mystery to m... Read more

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Hello,
Not sure this is the right area for this topic. I have a HP Officejet Pro 8620 connected wireless to my PC running Win7.
I actually have two computers connected to this printer. My wife's PC (Win7 also) connects via USB. I have the Arris NGV510 (motorola) Router/Modem. I have already set a static IP address for this printer. I have also changed the router channel from 1 to 11. I have ruled out my anti-virus firewall. Can't think of any other thing to change or check. admittedly my knowledge is limited. Don't think it's a problem with the printer hardware. Printer is fairly new.

Any guidance greatly appreciated.

A:Printer drops connection and re-connects randomly

Where does the printer drop out? Does the printer indicate it has lost connection or does your PC show it has lost connection?
Does your wife's USB connection ever drop out?

(BTW, I have a Sonar recording studio).

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Hi,Several weeks ago my network connect started randomly dropping. The only way to I've been able to re-start it is to restart my laptop which is very annoying.I'm running Windows XP on a Sony Vaio laptop with wireless connection.I'm sure it's a laptop issue as it does this at work and home (on different wireless routers).I've run Event Viewer and I can see several types of error messages:1. WARNING - Source = DHCPYour computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0018DED6B8C8. The following error occurred:The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.2. WARNING - Source = PlugPlayManagerThe service "NetFxUpdate_v1.1.4322" vetoed a power event request.3. ERROR - Source = Service Control ManagerThe BrPar service depends on the Parallel arbitrator group and no member of this group started.4. ERROR - Source = DHCPThe IP address lease 192.168.1.3 for the Network Card with network address 0018DED6B8C8 has been denied by the DHCP server 192.168.2.254 (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message).5. WARNING - Source = TCPIPTCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.6. ERROR - Source = ATAPIThe device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.I think the items in bold above are what's ca... Read more

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Ever since i've had my laptop it's always been randomly dropping connection and not connecting again until i reset the internet. It won't even connect even if i reset my laptop. It seems to be fine anywhere else i go but i don't use my laptop that much anywhere else. It usually says "no internet. secured." Usually i just go into wifi status then properties and change my channel width from auto to 20mhz only just because it will connect again and stay for a little. It usually doesn't bother me too much except when I game and i need connection to be stable. my driver is up to date and it's definitely my laptop because everything else can connect while my laptop can't
I'm using windows 10 hp pavilion 17 notebook
 

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Recently my notebooks stops communicating with the internet. I am browsing and all of a sudden the browser hangs for a while then says it connect find website. I check the Network settings and it shows I am connected to the wifi access pointWhen I run troubleshooting it is unable to figure out the problemIt happens randomly but when it happens the only fix is to reboot.Rebooting fixes it every timeI have another computer and it is able to connect to the internet all the time. It is definitely not the router or access point 

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hi i have a acer travelmate 2700 i originally had xp on it and my biult in wifi worked fine but i now have win 7 installed and now cannot get my wifi working is there a patch i  could use to get it working - at the moment i am using a pci wifi card to go on line any ideas anyone????
 
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A:Wireless connection randomly drops after Windows 7...

The only advice I can give you is to try other drivers for your model and see if one works. You can also search using this method:http://driverzone.com/node/182even if the driver you find is for different brands, it's worth trying.

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hi i have a acer travelmate 2700 i originally had xp on it and my biult in wifi worked fine but i now have win 7 installed and now cannot get my wifi working is there a patch i  could use to get it working - at the moment i am using a pci wifi card to go on line any ideas anyone????
 
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A:Wireless connection randomly drops after Windows 7...

The only advice I can give you is to try other drivers for your model and see if one works. You can also search using this method:http://driverzone.com/node/182even if the driver you find is for different brands, it's worth trying.

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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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ISP: RCN
Type: Cable
Security: None, had Microsoft Security Essentials running but uninstalled that to see if it was causing an error. Basic Windows Firewall is enabled (although have tested without)

The problem I'm having is the internet on my HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t PC will drop for these short 10-30 second bursts. After the drop it will automatically start working again. This happens with all programs I'm running on the computer. The odd thing is that it's in a way random. Sometimes I won't get these drops for 30 minutes but then I'll get them every couple minutes.

I've been trying to pinpoint the problem but haven't come up with anything. I tried plugging the computer directly into the cable modem and still had a problem (which I assume ruled out the router as a problem). It also would seem to rule out this being strictly a wireless issue. I removed antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials) and have tweaked with turning off the firewall completely. I've tweaked the power saving settings to make sure the adapters are not turning off. Even went as far as blanking the hard drive and re-installing the factory settings.

It's worth noting that I have no problems with other devices online. I have a laptop (uses XP) that uses both wireless and a direct connection to the router without issues. An iPad and Xbox 360 has had no drops when in use. This issue only happens with the desktop. The only difference in this device is it uses ... Read more

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Hi guys,

Maybe you can help me out on this one, my grammar is ending at a point
Let me make this clear :

- PC connects to a wireless router ( D-Link ) , which is connected to a Zyxel ADSL Bridge , which belongs to the ISP

- the authentication to the ISP network is performed via MAC validation (that's all), the router is not set up with a PPPoE account, it's set up to obtain a dynamic IP Address.

ok, all works wonderful, birds are singing and out of the blue the connection drops ...

when I check the router menu, the WAN status remains at "renewing IP address"

My first thought was that the router is failing, so I brought in a second router to make further tests. But the same behaviour occurs with the second router aswell.
Where could be the fault ? could be something related to the communication between the D-Link and the Zyxel ?

suspecting the Zyxel now ...
Regards,
John
 

A:Router drops connection

What is a "Zyxel ADSL Bridge"? Does it have a model number?
 

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how come on my ehome 100 1.0 router my connection suddenly drops then reconnects

A:router connection drops?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by freaky88


how come on my ehome 100 1.0 router my connection suddenly drops then reconnects


It would help me, and other Seven Forum members here if your system profile was filled out as much as possible to aid you further, and give you a more accurate answer when problems arise (such as this).
Thanx freaky88

~grimreaper~

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Hi All,

I've got an older Acer Timeline 4810t running Windows 7. We recently switched from Cox Cable internet to AT&T U-Verse, and I've started noticing that my internet connection will randomly go out when I am connected. This occurs whether I am on a wired or wireless connection. Specifically, I will be browsing the web and, randomly, when I try to pull up a website, I get an error indicating that I cannot connect to that website because I am not connected to the internet. When I check the status of my connection in the bottom right corner, it will show that I am connected to the internet. If I disconnect the ethernet cable (or disconnect and reconnect to the wifi network), the internet service is restored, although it continues to randomly lose connection.

I initially thought that it was a U-Verse issue, so AT&T came out and replaced the router. Unfortunately, I still got the random drops. I then thought it was a Windows issue, so I reformatted by hard drive and reinstalled Windows - still having that issue.

My wife has an older Macbook and does not have this problem. We also do not have this problem with any of the tablets or phones that connect to the network wirelessly.

I am beyond frustrated and do not know what to do. I also don't know if this is a sign that my laptop is at the end of its life, which would be unfortunate since I've only owned the laptop for about 3 years (my last laptop, a Dell, is on year 7 and still churning).

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A:Internet Access Randomly Drops on Wired & Wireless Connection

Forgot to mention that I've got an Intel 5100 wifi card and an Atheros ethernet controller.

After further research, it may appear that the wifi disonnection issue is a known issue regarding this wifi card (Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN problem - disconnecting). Just weird because I only recently had this problem pop up; this also does not explain why my wired connection randomly drops.

I'll play around with the router, driver and the settings some more tonight to see if I can figure out what's wrong.

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So prior to this whole mess, there was a major pop-up that stopped access to Windows. It loaded prior to any program, even explorer. I fixed this by CTRL-ALT-DEL and "running" explorer.exe, then disabling a few one by one until I found it. After this I tried to install Norton Endpoint and this is where the trouble began. The install would hang then get interupted, so I had to try again. However, since then I have started getting random pop-ups, including the most recent one "last2wow.com". I tried to run "gmer" but the program would crash after a few seconds of starting it. I was however able to get the DDS.

Also, combofix will not work in either safe mode nor normal, even with the /wow.

Here is the DDS:


DDS (Ver_10-10-21.02) - NTFSx86
Run by user at 2:42:46.35 on Wed 10/27/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.511.227 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
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A:Random malware, AV programs won't install, connection randomly drops.

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Having problems with dropped connections at a relative's house.....

Setup:
Voyager 2091 router directly into master BT socket via splitter.
No extensions, no test socket - just 2 wires coming into the BT socket into slots 2 and 5
Newnet 8MB ADSL
Connection speed around 6500kbps
attenuation 32.0db
SNR 13db

When the router is switched on, it connects to the internet absolutely fine, and download speeds are pretty good. After 30-40 minutes (sometimes more, sometimes less), the internet connection simply drops - the DSL light goes out and stays out and only a reboot of the router solves the problem.

I don't get the chance to visit very often, and my relative is not very tech savvy so it's difficult to try to get anything tested. Newnet have run some checks on the line and haven't found any problems. I ran a line test from dslreports.com earlier today and it came back as a pass. I and am now wondering whether the problem is the BT line, at the exchange or if it's the router.

Any suggestions as to what the cause of the problem might be or anything to check?
Is it worth paying for a BT engineer to check the line?

appreciate any help!!
 

A:Voyager router drops connection

Well, that sounds clearly like the router if it happens anytime you switch the router on. If it were line problems, I would expect different symptoms.
 

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I just got a dlink 624 wireless router and my connection keeps dropping after a little while. I have to reboot to reestablish a connection. This is really aggravating. I tried calling dlink but I am on hold forever and never get to speak to someone. Connection is fine if directly connected.
 

A:Dlink 624 router drops connection

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In our apartment we have 4 computers hooked into a netgear router, 1 wired, 3 wireless. The computers that are connected wirelessly seem to consistently lose the connection to the router, sometimes all at the same time, and other times it just seems like one or two of them lose the connection. The connection is reestablished quickly, usually within 30-40 seconds, but it's still an annoyance when surfing, and a huge problem when someone is gaming or transferring data. I was wondering if anyone had an suggestions. Thanks.
 

A:Wireless router drops the connection

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This is a strange one to me....

I run a network connected to a cable ISP through a Netgear Dual WAN router, then to a netgear 24 port switch. My cable internet connection runs fabulously, then at random times just cuts out. I continue to have cable/PC lights on my m odems, indicating all is well, however I cannot connect to the internet. I can log in to the router from any workstation.

If I connect directly to the modems, I seem to have no problem.

Most confusing, is that I cannot see any pattern to the drop out time.

Additionally, it seems sometime I can release and renew the Dynamic IP's, which solves the problem, other times I have to reboot the whole system from cable modems, to router, to switch, to PC's.....

I suspect it's a configuration issue, but what i do not understand is the seemingly random drop out times, or where the configuration error lies.

Any ideas? Help? Please...?
 

A:Dual WAN router drops connection to ISP

Have you uploaded the latest firmware? Is the router overheating. Are you exceeding the bandwidth capability? When you log on to the router can you see the Wan IP address and DNS server IP's? Is there anything in the logs? Can you ping a website by IP address?
 

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Hi everybody,

I'm about at my wits end with my Internet connection dropping, and I would really appreciate some help. There is an absolutely crushing feeling when BlackBoard drops the essay that you weren't allowed to copy and paste because the router is down again.

Technology in the loop:
Actiontec C1000 on Centurylink DSL 12 down/5 up
Macbook over Wifi running 10.9.5
Windows 7 Desktop over Wifi
iPad on iOS 8.1

Both computers connections drop intermittently but not completely in time with each other (i.e. one will lose connection shortly before the other). Sometimes turning wifi on and off with the device helps temporarily and sometimes a router restart is required.

I have a bunch of other tech issues, but this one seems pretty isolated. I'm not sure what other information you guys might need to help me diagnose and fix this, but I'm more than happy to provide more info. Thanks!
 

A:Router drops connection every few minutes

does the ipad also drop the connection ?

As it drops every few minutes

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

On the
Windows 7 Desktop over WifiClick to expand...

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

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Hi guys, any help would be grately recieved

I got a new Belkin 4-port router(WIRED) so I could hook up an additional PC which had been given to me..... but since getting them connected to the router I have been getting DC'd from Ventrillo comms, and any game I happen to be playing on-line at the time will lose connection to the server, however I dont completly lose net connection every time as any browser windows will not be affected nor will my Yahoo be logged off(everytime), this will happen randomly a couple of times an hour sometimes more. but was happening late last night(1am UK) every 10 secs or so
the longest it has stayed logged into EVE(an online only game) since the introduction of the router on friday night is about 1 1/2hrs my aim is to run 2 EVE clients at the same time ....one on each machine

I have seen a brief glimpse of a message as it DC's saying "socket closed" and the last time it happened I was on desk top and noticed my LAN briefly said it was "unplugged" for approx 1sec and then its ok again

there is no pattern to it either sometimes one PC gets DC'd...sometimes both

sometimes Vent gets DC'd and not the game, Yahoo has only dropped out once, it seems to be varying degrees of loss.....

The Belkin is purely a 4 port switch with 1 extra LAN socket marked Modem and is connected(via cable) to a Cable/TV box downstairs it is NOT a full gateway with built in ADSL modem

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A:Help with new Router - connection drops momentaraly

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

If the problem persists please give us synopsis of the router problem.
 

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I'm clueless about the hardware side of things, so I was hoping some of you folks could shed some light on my problem.

The title is slightly misleading, because what happens is at 4 O'clock every day the 'ADSL' light on my Zoom X5 router will flash quickly for around 7 seconds. While this happens I cannot access the internet. This will then continue for the rest of the day every 5 minutes. The issue is worse when I try to game or download things, if I am not using my computer it takes ages for the light to begin flashing. I cannot understand how it only happens at 4 O'clock every day. About a month ago it would D/C at 6 O'clock instead and last year it wouldn't work at all. I have had all kind of line tests and tech guys out to my home and none seem able to fix this, all telling me there is nothing wrong.

I have tried pretty much every fix on the first page of google search and some additional ones with no luck..
 

A:Router drops connection every 5 minutes

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Hi,

My computer has recently started to drop the WiFi connection, reconnect after a while and at times, not even detect my WiFi connection for a while. Then repeats the process for no apparent reason, I'm not sure when exactly thus problem started as I had been using Ethernet cable up until last week. I am certain that this is not related to my router as 3-4 other devices in my house can access the internet perfectly fine.

I have tried doing a power cycle of the router, restarting the notebook, re-installing/updating drivers and cmd ipocnfig /refresh (and other commands along those lines)

My notebook model is the hp pavilion 3132tx- windows 7 64bit, intel I7, 8gb ram and uses a ralink RT3090 network card.

Ps: the problem appears to be alright if I use older versions of the driver (have tried 3.1.18.0 and the default one which came with the notebook [which is older than it]) however, I would prefer not to have to use the older versions as task manager says that its link speed is only 39 mbps whereas versions 5.0.5.0+ would show 79 mbps

Thankyou in advance.

A:Notebook drops wifi connection randomly- Ralink network card

It sounds to me like a signal problem. A competing signal drowning out your wireless signal can cause these kinds of random losses.

To test for this try this program:
inSSIDer for Home – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
It will tell you if you have a stronger signal in your area that is interfering with the channel.

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Hi

Hope you can help, I had to factory reset my router for security purposes etc, and after this Ive had problems with a lost connection when I connect via a wired router (philips snb6500 11g)

If i wire direct from modem to PC (vista) then the connections stays ok, but when i connect via the router i lose connection perhaps after an hour or so - this is resolved if I reboot them all - modem, router pc in that order etc - I cant at the moment get one computer to stay on let alone the second wired pc needed also!

Had this problem before and it was suggested that I updated the firmware (which i have already done this)

Im a bit of a novice really but can do basic bits etc under guidance - im sure this problem is just a config type fix buty not sure what to change etc and how, anyway I hope this might be enough info to start off:

Tearing my hair out now as ve had this probl for over a week!

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connec
tion
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-27-8E-F5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:wired router drops connection after reset

If upgrading the firmware and resetting to factory defaults and reconfiguring don't cure this, it may simply be a defective router.

The system work fine connected directly to the modem, but introduce the router and the problem occurs. Diagnosis: The router is the cause.
 

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We have Telus DSL internet, a Linksys ADSLME1 Instant Broadband Series Modem with an EitherFast Cable/DSL Router (with 4 port switch) model BEFSR41. We have two computers (one desktop and one laptop) connected to the router.

Our internet connect gets dropped several times a day and I have to unplug and replug in the router. I've noticed that it gets dropped most often when we're trying to upload something (like a photo to Facebook). This happens from either computer. Suddenly the signal sends but won't receive.

Last year I replaced the modem because it was doing this and it seemed fine for a long time. Now we're back to this issue again. Any ideas?
 

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Short description: My PC's connection to our cable modem dies and reconnects once an hour. Other devices connected to the cable modem don't lose connection and remain connected to the internet while this happens. This happens regardless of which network card / wireless card I use on my PC, or which port on the modem I'm connected to.

Modem: Cisco EPC3925 modem
PC: Windows 7
Motherboard: Asus Z97 Deluxe (NFC & WLC)
Network Adaptor #1: Intel® I218-V Gigabit LAN
Network Adaptor #2: Intel® I211-AT Gigabit LAN
Wifi Adaptor: Broadcom 802.11ac (VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1)

Troubleshooting tried: Reboot PC, power cycle modem, reset modem (using pin), latest drivers asus support installed. Disabled network card option to allow PC to deactivate it.

Additional details: I only notice this problem when I'm playing World of Warcraft (WoW), as I'm relying on the connection to be able to play. I don't notice this problem any other time. However, as the connection comes back again almost instantly (within 10 seconds), I doubt I would notice it any other time.

I only noticed this morning that it's happening on the hour. This morning so far 08:44, 09:44, 10:44.

Any help greatly appreciated as this is a very frustrating problem for a WoW player.
 

A:Solved: PC connection to router drops every hour

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I have a cable modem. I use a Netgear WGR614v6 wireless router. It is connected directly to one computer and through a wireless to another. A few days ago, it started dropping the internet connection. Everything on the modem is fine and if I go through the modem directly, it works. I have tried rebooting everything, upgrading the firmware, resetting the router and it is still dropping. I can get it to pick back up by doing a release/renew on the router but this isn't an acceptable solution. Last night, it was dropping about every five minutes or so.

Can you help?
 

A:Router drops internet connection repeatedly

Are you in a suitable location to receive signal? And, if so, what is your signal strength?

~Simon
 

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Hi, I have a Linksys Wireless-B router, model BEFW11S4. Every time I try to stream video content from places like Music Choice or the MLB.com media player, my router completely drops my LAN connection. I know it's dropping the LAN and not just the Internet because all of my devices disconnect and I also cannot access my router configuration. I have to power cycle my router to regain my connection. I can stream video without a problem if I connect my PC directly to the modem. But this is a hassle because I am also running an Xbox, Xbox 360, and another PC on the LAN. If anyone has any idea as to why this may be happening, I'd really appreciate the help. By the way, I have the entire network hard-wired and the wireless capability disabled. I can probably provide more details as they are needed.
 

A:Router drops LAN connection when streaming video

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Hi, this issue has been going on for a few weeks now, i will be using the internet and it will suddenly drop out. My computer is connected to my router, this connection is fine it is just the INTERNET connection that drops out. When this happens all of the computers on the network are affected, please help! If any extra information is required just ask.
 

A:Solved: Internet Connection drops out from the Router!

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I have a NetGear FWG114P Router with a desktop PC, an IOMEGA backup drive, and printer all pugged directly into the router. I also have a Dell laptop with XP SP2 and a NetGear wireless G card. The router drops the connection to the laptop very frequently. The connection to the desktop and the printer have no issues and the connection going from the laptop to the router is fine. The only way to restore the connection is to re-boot the laptop or the router. I have tried everything to eliminate the problem as it has lasted for several years. Upgrading the firmware on the router, buying a new 5.8Ghz phone, and installing a more powerful antenna to boost the signal, have not made a difference. The signal strength is consistantly strong, so I know that is not the issue. Recently I tried something that did work but I do not understand why. I keep a browser session open to maintain a connection from the laptop to the Router - specifically when I boot up the laptop I login to the router and keep it logged in the entire time I am on the laptop. That way my connection to the router does not drop. I would much rather find the real cause of this problem. Any ideas?
 

A:NETGEAR Router drops wireless connection

It seems that no one ever responded to your post. However, I can vouch for exactly your experience. I bought my FWG114P after my previous FM114P failed suddenly after about 3 years. I wasn't happy about it failing but it was reliable as long as it ran. But the FWG114P is anything but reliable. I'm on my first replacement now and it drops the wireless signal randomly and for random periods of time just like the first one did (it does seem to come back of its own accord most of the time, without a computer or router reboot). I have given up trying to get Netgear to admit that there is some fundamental problem with the wireless function of this device, basically because I don't want to hear them tell me one more time that it must be interference (obviously interference that just happened to start when I bought the first FWG114P!). Even pointing them to various forums where people are complaining about exactly this problem doesn't seem to make any difference! I haven't bothered getting a third machine because I know it will have the same problem. Yes, it's disappointing and frustrating.
 

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Hello,
I have several computers on a home network connected to a FiOS router (Actiontec MI424). My laptop drops the connection to the router intermittantly but enough to make it unusable. I have been running ping in a loop to determine that it is mainly the one computer (HP elitebook 2530, w7, x64) and it is only the connection to the router. Other observations:
1. It only happens to this router. The laptop connects fine at work or wirelessly to other non-FiOS networks.
2. It happens whether the laptop connects wirelessly or wired to the router
3. It happens with static or dynamic IP address assignment
4. The router has been replaced and has current firmware
5. I only noticed it in the last month after I reinstalled W7
6. I have disable IPv6 as suggested on this forum
7. When I run ping in parallel on two computers only my laptop shows the connection dropping
8. I have reinstalled all the network drivers on the laptop but as I mentioned above, the laptop is fine on other networks.
9. The problem happens even if I reduce the number of computers on the network
10. Lastly, while I see the problem 99% of the time on my laptop, I have seen another laptop and the wired desktop computers unable to ping the router. This is very infrequent: a few dozen packets dropped over 5 hours vs. 5% packet drop for my laptop.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I can't think of anything else. The FiOS people have run out of ideas as have my IT friends.
-Beau
 

A:IP connection to FiOS router drops intermittantly

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Often my router drops connection to all my devices. Multiple times a day. It's only for a minute or so, but it's annoying. I'm using a Linksys Wireless-N router (WRT160N) with WEP encryption. I'm running two Windows 7 laptops, LG BluRay player, Apple TV, Xbox 360 (Wired) iPhone 4, and a iPad 2. It doesn't matter if I'm browsing the web, watching Netflix, or playing a game, the connection gets lost. As we speak it happened again. I have no clue on what to do. I've reconfigured it multiple times. Firmware has been updated months ago. I bought this about nine months ago. This has been a problem since day one, only now I'm seriously getting fed up with it since I started working from home.
 

A:Home network router constanly drops connection.

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Hello --

I'm using a linksys wrt54g router to distribute wireless in my house. I've been experiencing some problems with the wireless connection and my laptop,
an xp pro system which according to the specs has an onboard "intel 801.11b wi-fi" card.

Basically, when i start up my computer and connect to the home, network performance and speeds are good for some time, but after a while the internet becomes inaccessible; i am unable to ping anything, including my router; and i am unable to repair my connection / renew my ip address. meanwhile, the connection icon remains in xp's notification area and continues to report a good connection and speed. the only apparent fix is to reboot my system, at which point things seem to return to normal, until it happens all over again.

I contacted linksys support and changed the broadcast frequency, and updated the router's firmware, as they suggested, but no dice. I was hoping that I had a 2.4 ghz phone, seeing as how that problem has cropped up and been addressed in other posts on the forum, but no luck there either.

I've noted that in particular, this happens when I'm running a file-sharing program like bittorrent -- could it have something to do with some kind of isp-based throughput limiter? it also seems to happen when i'm running a game like madden at full-screen.

Could an upgrade to sp2 help me?

Any suggestions, advice, help, etc., would be much appreciated!

Thanks --

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A:Wireless connection drops with linksys router, bittorrent (apparently)

Hi...
I had the exact same one for about a week. I had the same problem, not to mention that signal strength was really poor. I however, had the wireless router acting as a switch and going through a Linksys 8-port router.

I got rid of the Linksys, though I like Linksys and got a Netgear wireless. Signal strength is better, but I still have small problems with the Netgear locking up my 8-port Linksys... Then I have to reset the 8-port and all is well.

Also, I have discovered that with both routers, I was not able to set a static IP on my wireless card. I could set it, communicate within the LAN, but not to the WAN side. Neither the Netgear nor the Linksys would work like that.

As far as SP2 and the Linksys... That was a major no go for me. It just made things much worse.

I have not had the time to really play with my setup, so I can't give you much advice on solving the problem. Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone.
 

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I am having problems with my internet connection periodically dropping out, and for no obvious reason. If I leave the PC for a period of time then return to it, the internet connection has dropped, and neither Chrome nor IE browser can access the web.

Each time this happens I use the IE option "Diagnose Connection Problems"; Windows runs the diagnostics check, tells me to turn the router off and on again and wait three minutes, then press "Continue". Within minutes it gives me the message "Internet connectivity has been restored", and I am online again.

The last few times this has happened, I have received a screen from my Zone Alarm free firewall, saying a new network has been detected. I have attached a screen grab to show this - could the problem be with my firewall as well as my router?

A friend suggested I go into Device Manage, Network Adapters section, and untick the box labelled "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" under the Power Management tab. Although it looked promising for a few hours, this hasn?t fixed the problem.

The broadband is with Eclipse - my employer provides broadband to my home address to enable me to work from home, so I may be limited in what control I have over the router settings. They have provided a DrayTek router, model "Vigor 2710n", and I connect using an ethernet cable. I also use the wireless function of the router to connect with my work laptop when wo... Read more

A:Wired internet connection periodically drops out - using DrayTek router

Look for interference sources. Be sure none of the equipment is within 10 inches of any surface such as a wall, and is 12 inches or more from any corner... or heat source... or electrical fan or special lighting.

Some TV or video screens can also have an influence if within 20 inches.

Didn't see your screen grab.

Can we assume you have attempted to uninstall, then install to a different setting?
 

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