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Q: Windows 8 wifi randomly disconnecting

I recently purchased a new desktop computer which had windows 8 pre-installed. I was somewhat enjoying it (hating everything about the changes from windows 7) and then my wifi would disconnect every few minutes. I used windows update and installed all new updates (which takes a long time with random wifi disconnects) and it still had no help. I went to the website of the wifi driver and downloaded + installed the most recent drivers. The disconnects became slightly less frequent.
My computer is an Acer AME600-EB388.

I have googled around quite a bit trying to find a solution but none would work for me. I have checked the power settings and made sure they weren't set to shut off.
Please help me.

Preferred Solution: Windows 8 wifi randomly disconnecting

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

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

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

A: Windows 8 wifi randomly disconnecting

Have you tried using a different wireless channel? The 2.4ghz frequency can be very crowded in some areas which can cause frequent disconnects unless a clear channel is used.

The Xirrus WiFi inspector is good for scanning the wireless landscape in your area so as to make an informed choice on which channel to use.

If you can post a screen shot of the Xirrus read out here I can take a look at it.
Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

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I couldn't really give a good title to this thread so I'm gonna explain it here thoroughly.
I've been using my home WiFi to access the internet for like 3 months (from this laptop). The problem that occurs is that at any random time during the day I get disconnected from the network. Now that wouldn't present the problem unless the following occurred every time - when I try to reconnect, no matter how many times I do, I always get the 'Can't connect to this network' without any further explanation. The annoying solution that I found is to restart the PC every time and it works, but sometimes it's really inconvenient because I may be in a middle of some work for which I needed the internet. Oh, and forgot to mention, when I lose the connection every other device connected to the WiFi works normally (still connected to the network, no problems) so I am positive that it's not about the network, it's about my computer.
I hope someone has an answer to this,
Thanks in advance

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"I've been using my home WiFi to access the internet for like 3 months (from this laptop}"
I think we need more information: Is the laptop yours and is it only 3 years old?
--- Is it an older laptop that doesn't have built in W-Fi?
--- Is there an additional wireless router involved?
Does the network adapter driver and/or firmware need to be updated?
Are there any recent incompatible installs/downloads recently such as an "alternate network connector"
Is there anyone else using your home Wi-Fi?

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Hiya all,
I'm getting random internet disconnections while using my laptop wirelessly. It started happening a couple of months ago when I was using my laptop in the uni library. Since then when using my laptop wirelessly at various places and at home this has happened. Since coming back home for the summer, I have changed ISP (with no difference; the issue is still there whatever ISP/router). Last week I reset my laptop to factory settings, but yet its getting worse if not better. What happens is no more links open up and I get a yellow exclamation mark on top of the wifi signal indicator. There is still a connection to the router, however, theres no connection to the web afterwards. When this happens I can use my PC with no issues at all.
Heres a screenshot of what comes up on ipconfig when the issue is there: http://i.imgur.com/K9v2AQi.png
The internet sometimes reconnects itself with no intervention, sometimes on a restart but I have to wait 15-20 mins. I see no light changes on both routers/ISP's I tested and during the downtime the laptop isn't shown to be connected (contrary to the laptop) to the router on the router settings page.
The laptop is running Windows 7 home premium, Lenovo Z580
I just noticed. During when the downtime is active, these are the attached devices (imgur: the simple image sharer) . However when the wifi is working, this is the same screen (imgur: the simple image sharer)
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A:Wifi keeps randomly disconnecting

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL and press enter.

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus WiFi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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Hi I finally got my T460 today and as I'm installing my apps, the internet connection keeps randomly getting disconnected. I have to press on connect yet the signal is strong Help please

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wifi on my IdeaPad 300 randomly disconnects after 10-15 mins. I have to again reconnect it. There is no problem with my router, I have checked that. Please help !!

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My desktop is connected to my router via cable. And it randomly gets disconnected from time to time. I've tried re-installing drivers. I get the red X on my network icon in the taskbar, which usually happens when a cable is unplugged. I fixes it self after a minute or 2, its never longer than 1 minute, usually 10-15 seconds, and it happens ever 10-15 minutes.

My wifi works fine, and I have a vonage box connected to my main router which works fine too. It's just my desktop. I've tried different ports, same problem.

I'm heading home in a few hours and I've picked up a new 5 meter cable to check with.

What else could be the problem if the new cable doesn't fix it.

My network adapter is the on baord one on the Asus Maximus Formula.


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Seems to be something wrong within the cable or could be the network card within your pc? Did you try the cable on any other pc or that?

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The title says it all, the usb ports randomly freeze sometimes for some seconds, but sometimes it freezes totally and I have to switch to other ports to get the mouse and keyboard to work again, I have updated all my drivers and done virus scan with malwarebytes and it hasnt helped.
All the mouse and keyboard light stay activated, they just stop working... It started happening a few weeks ago and I don't know for what reason, freezes occur every 10 minutes or so, and the ones that won't unfreeze every once in an hour..
I'm on windows 8.1.
Thank you in advance

A:Windows 8.1 USB ports randomly disconnecting!

If this is a laptop you will only want to do the following on the port which is shutting off as it will use power all the time that the computer is on.
Open the Device Manager and scroll down to Universal Serial Bus controller.
Right click/tap on the first USB Root Hub (there should be several), then click/tap on Properties.
Click/tap on the Power Management tab.
You will see the following option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.  Remove the check from its' box.
If this is only occurring with one port you will need to see if this resolves the problem.  If it doesn't, replace the check in the power option and try the next root hub and so forth.

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I'm using Windows 7 Beta. My wifi is constantly disconnecting non-stop. I have to use the troubleshoot tool everytime and even now, it still disconnects non-stop. I replicated this problem with default drivers that came with W7 and also downloaded drivers from Intel's site.

I've tried various setups with my router (which have always worked fine in XP and Vista anyway).

I tried WPA / TKIP+AES
WPA2 / TKIP+AES (Auto)

Wireless channel: auto
802.11 Mode: n, g b
Trans Rate: best/auto

I have wifi protection feature disabled and UNnP disabled. Channel width 20 (tried auto 20/40) too.

My router is on my desk, to the right with 3 antennas pointing different directions. My modem is under my desk, to the left on top of my cable box

So far, it seems if I connect to my neighbors unsecured router, I never get disconnected. This aggiates me because I have always used my same router and same 100% exact configuration. I know W7 is just beta, but hoping someone can enlighten me on a temp fix at least. I even tried official Intel drivers from their site too.

So in conclusion it appears to be likely a W7 bug with secured mode routers.

D-Link DIR-655
Intel 5100AGN Wireless
Windows 7 Beta Build 7000

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I too have tried the same thing as you!!!
I also have the intel 5100...
man it makes me so mad....
the problem obvisouly in in windows 7...
i tried it in xp (sp1a, sp2, sp3) and in
vista and the only time i have that problem is in windows 7...
the only way i keep connected is if i am downloading something...
if i let it idle or hibernate, the connection disconnects... then, after another half hour... it says there are no network devices install... !!!
man, will M$ fix it already....

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Dear all,  In my laptop starting time wifi connecting.But after sometime suddenly disconnecting and i tried to reconnect wifi .But it is not showing wireless network ids..And i reinstalled wifi drivers..But still same problem..Please give solution for this problem..  Regards / Ram

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Hi Thanks in advance for all the help

Anyway, I've had a wireless G Belkin router for a while, and these few months, my MSN (windows live messenger) keeps randomly disconnecting, then reconnecting. It gets pretty frustrating/annoying, it even sometimees doesnt send my messages (IMs) and doesnt recieve the ones my contact sends to me. Also, sometimes when I click on a link, it sometimes wont load.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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I have hp 15 r012tx laptop, i did a clean installation of windows 10. My wireless card has been acting up, sometimes it will drop connections and all i have to do is reconnect and it works fine and sometimes it just disappears from the device manager. When this occurs i have to restart the PC a couple of times just to get it working again. Although sometimes it might without a hitch for a few days before it starts acting up again. I have tried installing drivers from all sorts of place but none seem to work including the ones from official HP website specifically for my model.

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Hi @MainaWycliffe, Welcome to HP Forums!  I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that your the wifi connection works sometimes, and reinstalling the driver did not help. Please try the steps on this link: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10) Let me know if any of the steps helps. If this post helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards, 

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i have to keep going to network connections, diagnose, then it automatically finds adapter problems, fixes it, but then again it disconnects after a while. what should i do? i am so frustrated.

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To clarify, my laptop Lenovo Y510p is able to connect wifi by it self, but it's wireless card is 802.11n, it only can use 2.4 ghz. So i decide to add a wifi adapter D-link DWA 160,  with updated driver. And every time i use the adapter to wifi, it disable
itself from laptop, also a lot of time it disconnect even i was not using it. when i open the change adapter setting, the adapter go 1) attempting to authenticate 2)enable 3) disable 4) gone for 1 second and back to attempting to authenticate again. The entire
process only need 5 second. And i want it to stop doing that.Please Help

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I am running windows vista and am having a nightmare.
Wireless network adapter keeps disconnecting from my o2 broadband router. I have to restart the wireless network adapter to re connect to sort problem out. This keeps happening and as I am not very good on computers I havent a clue whats wrong.
Its so fustrating would be grateful for any help.
I have updated drivers for the wirelesss network adapter but still having same problems.
I have a laptop that connects to the same network with no problems so my network must be ok.
My desktop pc is under 1 year old so I thought that the wireless network adapter should be ok.

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What brand is the laptop? Do you get proper signal strength?

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I have a problem with my dialup disconnecting randomly. I'm sure it isn't the telephone line as I've never had this happen in the three years I have lived here. It is most likely to do it up to three times in the first five minutes of connection or switching between Outlook Express and Internet Explorer. Then again it happened as I came to this site a few minutes ago.

I did have a major graphics problem about 3 months ago and I took it into the store where I think they done a XP repair install. The problem has occured since then but I can't figure out why.

I have deleted and redone the connections for OE & IE - the Device Manager says everything is working fine and the Modem in control panel says this device is working properly.

I have downloaded but not yet installed the latest driver because that was the cause of the earlier graphics problem, (it turned to custard after installing lastest driver0, so if there may be an easier way of figuring out how to fix it I'm all for it. It's an Intel 536EPV.92 model.

Does anybody know how ro read a modemlog?

It's not a huge problem but very annoying. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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Hi there!

I recently have come across an issue where my internet randomly disconnects, mostly while on Skype or downloading video games and cannot figure out the issue at all. It usually downloads fine for about 1 minute and then disconnects completely. 0kbps and internet drops on my computer alone.

I'm kinda new to tech forums so if you guys need any information let me know.

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Hi, I had this problem a few years ago, which was fixed by buying a new USB wireless dongle.
But if you are using wireless connection to the router, try an ethercable instead and see if the same thing happens.
Are you using a laptop? If so it could be faulty wireless 802.11 board.
If you are using a USB wireless adapter, it could that the pc is turning off the power to the USB ports to 'save power', that can be changed if required.

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This is only happening on my labtop and I am not sure why. It happened all of a sudden with no reason for it at all.
I tried a couple of things but none of them seemed to work. Is their a program where I can show you guys my specs, I'm new at this so help would be appreciated.

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Hello, for a few months now my internet has been randomly disconnecting for a few minutes each time. It happens at least a couple times a day and my BF and I have contacted our Internet Provider about it. They've sent people out to replace the modem and have looked at it from their station, but -here's the problem. Everytime it goes out, the modem nor the router shows anything is happening and when we talked to the ISP people over the phone a couple times they said the same thing that it's not showing up as disconnecting and that it must be a problem on our end -bad connector, bad router, etc. Well, we know it's not the modem, and we tried not using the router and it still happened and we've replaced the connector between the modem and router. Another thing is that whenever it goes down our Dell Network Assistant box pops up and shows that it's searching for the internet and then it will show the red X and say that we need to contact our Internet Assigned Numbers Authority!. I don't understand what is happening and I think it might be browser related, maybe a virus or something was accidentally changed? I don't really know anything about IP addresses or if that's the problem.

I'm using Firefox and it happens on IE as well.


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My wireless internet keeps die randomly, just the connection dying. The internet stays connected to the router but i have no connection on my computer until i repair the connection to which it works fine again for about another hour.
So i have decided to try and find out why this was happening, which is why i have done the hijackthis scan.
So if anyone would be so kind to see if there is any problems going on here, would be apprieciated.
And if there is any of way of finding out why my connection keeps dying randomly would also be very much apprieciated.

A:Internet randomly disconnecting

Welcome to TechSpot! Hopefully I can give you some guidance.
First, you need to understand that we don't use HijackThis to 'screen' for problems.

About the connection interrupt:
1. If you use a router: Disconnect the power from the router and the modem. Wait about 30 seconds. Then reconnect the power to both. This is known as power cycling If frees up the memory in the router.
2. Check the manufacturer's site of this:
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk\TalkTalk SNU5630NS 05 Wireless USB Adapter Utility\TTUSBBGMonitor.exe
See if there is any firmware update available. If there is, follow the instructions and update the driver.
3. Check the setting you have for this:
O23 - Service: ES lite Service for program management. (ES lite Service) - Unknown owner - Crogram FilesGigabyteEasySaverESSVR.EXE Easy Energy Saver it's a motherboard utility that manage the power of CPU, fan and may others.
Click on start> All Programs> double click on GigabyteEasySaver and check the settings. It might be that it is closing the system down for some reason.
4. If you have checked all the equipment, cable and settings and still have the problem, contact your ISP are report the problem.

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I seem to be having a bit of trouble with my USB ports. I am usually on my computer most days and at least once (sometimes two or three times) in the space of an hour or two the USBs will all disconnect for around 5 seconds and then reconnect. I use a USB WiFi adaptor for my internet so this is quite inconvenient when online gaming. I have two USB 3.0 ports on the top of my tower and around 4 USB 2.0 ports at the back, all of them are affect by this.

Does anyone have any idea's what might be causing this. Could this be a failing motherboard? I've had the motherboard for quite a few years now so this is my number one suspect but would appreciate some other peoples opinions before taking the step to buy a new one.

Many thanks for any help in advance.

EDIT: P.S. Apologies if this was posted in the incorrect section. I posted it here as I was wondering if there's any software settings within Windows 10 that could be causing this also. Mods - feel free to move this thread to the correct section if need be. Thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16365 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 445 GB (65 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-78LMT-USB3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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So I've had a new HP Pavilion G6 for several weeks. In the last three days, every few hours it will randomly disconnect, and won't re-connect unless I restart my computer. The other laptop in the house is not having any problems, so I don't think it's the router. I tried re-installing the WiFi driver but it's still doing it.

In my Events Log I notice that before each disconnect there's an unidentified event with the Intel Wireless as a source: "The description for Event ID 5007 from source NETwNe64 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer."

I checked previous threads on random disconnects but they all seem to deal with a connection that disconnects every few minutes, not hours.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Wireless Randomly Disconnecting

Does your VPN require login details? Are you sure these are correct? Have you double checked the address is correct? Did this work on older versions of windows? Are you sure the remote network is still accepting your connection?

If you are 100% sure your settings are correct and it worked on older versions of windows then try connecting again with an older version of windows and comparing the settings.

I have no problem setting up various VPN's in win 8 with all sorts of different settings.

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Alright. For the last year or so, my internet has been randomly disconnecting for (generally) no more than a few seconds at a time. Up until recently, it's done it for a period of about an hour, every five minutes or so. It stopped doing it completely for a couple of months at summer, and then started back worse than ever a month or two ago. It now does it... well... all the time. It's not my ISP; a few weeks ago, my internet connection was cut off for a week due to an area problem, and I left my wireless router (my PC is connected to it wired) switched on out of curiosity. The "Sync" light on it still blinked off for brief periods every now and again, as it does during the random drops when I'm actually connected to the internet. Today, I bought a new router; however, the problem is still occuring.
I'm not given an error message when it occurs; the only notification is in the online/sync lights on the router going off, and in, er, my lack of ability to access the internet when that happens.

So, in summary, it's not my ISP, it's not my router, and (as the problem occurs to devices accessing the network wirelessly as well, and the router can be used without anything connected to it wired) it's not my PC. What exactly could be causing the problem?

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I have a Windows 10 PC with an external adaptor to connect to the Wifi. Recently, when online (mostly on Internet Explorer), it will randomly stop working and display a 'can't connect to page' screen when I try to refresh. When I try to use the diagnostics tool, sometimes it can repair it (the error message is 'cannot access default gateway') but most of the time it can't fix it (the error message is 'cannot automatically detect this networks proxy settings'). I can normally fix this myself by disconnecting and reconnecting to the Wifi, but this keeps happening again and again, usually when I try to stream video. Also, sometimes when I try to reconnect, it asks me to re-enter the security key, saying that the information has changed, despite the fact it hasn't. My other devices (phone and tablet) don't seem to have these problems when using the same Wifi.

Any help advice/would be appreciated and if any more technical info is needed please let me know.

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Hello all. I hope this isn't in the wrong section...
My computer recently has begun to disconnect itself from the internet randomly. One time, it did it for an hour and would keep reconnecting but soon after disconnecting again. I've eliminated the chance it was my whole service by asking members of the household if their internet was acting up.

Here's another strange thing that will happen when the problem occurs. Upon shutting down to try and reconnect, my computer will be stuck on the shutdown screen.

I found one minidump from yesterday, but I'm not sure how much of a help it will be. I'll attach it anyway.

Please inform me if there is any other information that you require.

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What is your network adapter? It must be an issue with your adapter.

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Recently the internet on my computer started acting up. I have noticed a pattern with this, and it seems that it only happens during the day and I never experience it at all during the night. This leads me to believe it's not any type of hardware failure. Anyway, I'm using windows XP and have a Netgear WGT624 v3 router. My connection is wired, and none of the other 3 computers on the network have any problem connecting when my connection goes down. The only solutions I have found to the problem are restarting the computer or going to Control panel then network connections and right clicking Local Area Connection and pressing repair. After doing one of those 2 things to temporarily fix it, not too long after the connection will start disconnecting again. Also, the Local Area Connection status is Connected whenever I look at it when this happens. Also, I've scanned for viruses with avast a few times as well as Spybot Search & Destroy and haven't found anything wrong. I'd like some help in trying to find a solution to the problem. If you need any more info, let me know and I'll be glad to provide it for you.

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Actually i've tried alot of solution to solve the problem .. but as in the title above .. im still facing the same problem ..
the modem router is connecting with the desktop (XP) and my laptop is connecting using wifi .. whenever the desktop is disconnecting , my laptop disconnected also ..
when i try to ping www.google.com.my .. it works fine for a period .. but when the problem is occured, it shows request timed out and a moment later it will shows reply from : destination host unreachable .. and the DSL and internet light will disappear .. this really irritating me for a few days already .. and sorry for the bad english ..

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THERE IS NO CORRECT BOARD, SO I SELECT ANYTHING. I have HP ProBook 470 G2.   I find one problem with USB3 ports.  External hard drives disconnecting and reconnecting. They work fine on PC USB3 When I connect the external hard drive to the new laptop throught USB 3.0 port, it gets randomly disconnecting and reconnecting continuously, even when I am not using it. Also happens if I connect to another usb 3.0 port. Also I have observed that If I connect the external hard drive to a USB 2.0 port instead of an USB 3.0 port all work ok, no randomly disconnection and reconnection occurs. It only happens when I connect it to an USB 3.0   Never have such problem on old HP ProBook 4540S laptop.  

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Well, I've tried to avoid posting to plea for help, because I thought I would of been able to target the source of the problem. The Problem is, of course somewhat common among people. My internet at some point randomly disconnects. At times it's stable, and fast. Some days it does not disconnect at all, and some days it disconnects frequently; which frustrates me the most because I play MMO's... other times I would disconnect out of the blue. I've tested to see what problems might this be. And I've tried almost all I've looked up and heard of. I've tried doing reboots, system clean ups, downloading Malwarebytes and doing scans, disabling the "Microsoft WI-FI Mini Adapter" from the device manager, tried restarting router / modem dozens of times, checked the phone line, changed the DNS server, (yet in the event viewer the DNS client (error event 1014) still persists. I've done a ton of things in cmd, that I cannot even recall (because there's been too many efforts in trying to fix it). My mother on the other hand, does not have this issue what so ever, and kind of refuses to call in support from Comcast to actually find a solution only because she doesn't have the issue herself. She did however, call for an upgrade on our modem (which still has not come). I'm really hoping that it will be able to fix the issue but at the same time I still feel that the issue will still continue regardless... I'm running out of ideas at this point, searched every tech forum, and most i... Read more

A:Please Help, Internet Randomly Disconnecting!

What is the make and the model of your machine? Have you tried updating the drivers for your wifi or NIC adapter? What anti virus program do you use?

Follow this link. DHCP Event Log Error 1014

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I have a belkin n router and every so often my roommates and i get disconnected from the internet. Now when I look at the router, the wireless signal goes off, the modem light flashes and then after awhile, everything goes back to normal. I have comcast internet. We then bought a new modem, didn't fix anything, bought a linksys cisco router, and that kept disconnecting more frequently.

we also changed the channel of our broadcast, have wpa activated, power cycled both modem and router before but didn't solve anything

now is the problem comcast? or is our luck really bad with the two routers we bought? or can it be something else.


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Over the past few weeks my internet connection has been randomly disconnecting, and I see absolutely no reason for this.

It happens randomly, it seems, but I've been checking the time when it disconnects; maybe it's just me but it appears to be disconnecting at times like 9:00 or 10:20, it always seems to be an exact time.

There is no telling when it will disconnect, and how long it will stay disconnected for. It comes back up within 5-20 minutes, usually.

I've also been having 1 second disconnects, where I crash and am instantly reconnected to Ventrilo, Steam, Windows Live Messenger and of course I am given full browsing capabilities.

Also, it seems that sometimes it is disconnecting at key moments, such as when something important is happening, etc.

I unplug the modem + router / just router / just modem when it disconnects, I have tried all of them. None change the outcome, it connects at it's own time. Now when it disconnects I simply leave and come back later, or sit around waiting for it to come back up.

I have used this same set-up for so long, and it is only happening now.

My ISP says nothing seems to be wrong. They can send in a technician to get it checked out, but I know it won't do much... I want to see if there's something simpler I can do.

I've thought of reformatting, but it seems that it is my INTERNET, as the laptops in the household also cannot access the internet during these times.

What can I do?!

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Hi all,
for the past maybe week or so, my internet has been disconnecting from my laptop for no reason. The only way I'm able to reconnect is to restart my computer or put it on sleep then waking it back up. I believe the problem is within my laptop and not the router. I've reset my router and still nothing. While I lose connection, my brother downstairs is worry free nothing happens to his laptop leading me to think its just me. For some reason, I tend to believe maybe skype is causing the issue. I usually lose connection while I'm playing a game with my friends in a skype voice call. However I still lose connection if I'm not in a voice chat at times. I have AVG as a free anti virus and I've already add skype as an exception as well I did this for my firewall. I even tried to update my wireless card driver. Everything is already up to date. I even uninstalled skype and reinstalled a older version of it. I'm all out of ideas. Please help.
My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750

A:Internet keeps disconnecting randomly?

uninstall avg - see how below

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

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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

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

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​... Read more

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Ok, first post here, just need help for this problem. I use a wireless device which connects to my Desktop downstairs, which in turn connects to the router upstairs. All wireless too. So starting about 2 months ago I've been randomly disconnecting when playing games like WoW, and CoH and losing connection on the internet as well. It can't be the router I assume since the laptop upstairs which connects to the same thing never disconnects. I have a D-Link router and a D-link gaming router which connects to the PC. Any help?

A:Network randomly disconnecting

whats your average level of connectivity (ie strong / weak / 1, 2 or 3 bars)

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My router is Netgear WGT624v3 and I'm using Windows XP. My connection has been going much slower than it should and it keeps randomly disconnecting, forcing me to go into Control Panel > Network Connections to reset it multiple times. It keeps disconnecting no matter what I do though. There are other computers connected to the router and mine is much slower than the others. I tried calling up the router company and have them reset everything (on their end, resetting the router does nothing) and it worked fine for about an hour before messing up again. I've reset the router and modem, restarted my computer, tried all of that. The connection works, just theres something wrong with it on my computer only and I can't fix it.

A:Internet keeps randomly disconnecting and I've tried everything.

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I started having this issue back in late August but now it's been happening more frequently. My Firefox usually works perfectly fine, but randomly, once every day or every other day, it'll suddenly disconnect from the internet and refuse to load any pages. If I'm on Facebook when it happens, the chat will get disconnected and be unable to reconnect. It isn't a problem with the internet connection, as other browsers will still be able to connect, internet programs like Skype will stay connected, and Firefox itself will work normally again after closing and reopening it.

This happens randomly so there's no way to test it, and I already scanned for malware several times and couldn't find anything. Does anyone know what might be causing this?

A:Firefox Randomly Disconnecting from the Internet.

Hi, try disabling any addons.

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Hi folks! The internet in my house has been really strange lately, randomly getting insane lagspikes or disconnecting. When i run the troubleshooter the results vary, but they are usually one of these:

"Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding"

"The network gateway is accessible, but Windows couldn't receive network traffic from the Internet"

"Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem"
If i reset my modem it works fine with very good speeds for a few minutes before the lag returns (according to my games, the ping is between 4,000ms to 12,000ms).
I've also ran the following commands in an administrator command prompt in the following order:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

My IPv4 dns settings use as the preffered DNS server and as the alternate. Setting it to obtain the DNS server adress automatically does not fix the problem unfortunately.
If anyone needs more info please let me know, i will appreciate all and any advice! Thank you!

A:randomly getting insane lagspikes or disconnecting

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For the past 4 days my internet would disconnect and reconnect frequently. It would sometimes d/c for around 4 secs and sometimes for around 20. When this does happen, the lights on my router (linksys befsr41) would sort of freeze, and the lights on my modem would act as if i restarted the modem. I tried restarting the modem by unplugging it for 30 secs, same with the router. This happens randomly, while browsing the internet, playing an online game, using an instant messenger, in ventrillo.

I called Comcast and they said it has nothing to do with an outage within the area, but a technician is comming here on Friday.

im using windows xp

A:Internet disconnecting and reconnecting randomly

Sounds like the modem may be dying.

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I've got a Microsoft Sidewinder mouse (wired) which I've had for about 2 or so years. Recently, it has started randomly disconnecting and reconnecting. Some of the time, it doesn't automatically reconnect, so I have to unplug the USB connector and replug it back in.

I've tried setting my device settings to not automatically sleep to save power and I've also tried buying a new USB card for my PC, both of which did not work.

What's unusual is that the mouse seems to work on my netbook which, with the other solutions I've tried, leads me to believe it is something to do with settings on my PC rather than hardware.

Does anyone have any insight into why is this happening and how to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Mouse Keeps Randomly Disconnecting/Reconnecting

Its probably the fault of the mouse. Once it disconnects, try pushing the wire into either end of the mouse and see if it reconnects.

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I started having this issue back in late August but now it's been happening more frequently. My Firefox usually works perfectly fine, but randomly, once every day or every other day, it'll suddenly disconnect from the internet and refuse to load any pages. If I'm on Facebook when it happens, the chat will get disconnected and be unable to reconnect. It isn't a problem with the internet connection, as other browsers will still be able to connect, internet programs like Skype will stay connected, and Firefox itself will work normally again after closing and reopening it.

This happens randomly so there's no way to test it, and I already scanned for malware several times and couldn't find anything. Does anyone know what might be causing this?

A:Firefox Randomly Disconnecting from the Internet.

Hi, try disabling any addons.

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I have a Dell Truemobile 1300 Wireless adapter. It has been working fine but in the past month or so it has started disconnecting randomly from my wireless network and I have to unplug it from the USB port and plug it back in, in order to see the wireless network again. I read on other threads and it said to update the drivers which I did but i still have the problem. I also don't think I have the corrupted drive file thing (INFACHE or whatever its called) as all my other USB devices worked fine. Anyway, any help in fixing this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Wirless network randomly disconnecting

Hi penguin

Did you find Vista-compatible drivers for that adapter? The most recent official drivers that I can see from Dell are from March 2004, and of course are Win2k/XP drivers.

Decent adapters can be had for $25 when on sale, should things begin to drive you crazy, it might be worth grabbing a newer adapter. Beats uphill battles.

Other than that -- you can try

1) Download CCleaner --- http://www.download.com/CCleaner/300...-10315544.html
2) Use CCleaner's Cleaning function to clear temp files (which can be troublesome for some installers if things get piled up).
3) With the Dell TrueMobile 1300 USB adapter plugged in, go into Device Manager, and into the Network category, & uninstall it.
4) Should the device still show in the "Safely Remove Hardware" applet in the System Tray, select it, and unplug it. Also unplug it even if it doesn't show in the Safely Remove list.
5) Use CCleaner's "Issues" function to clear tangles from the Registry. Run the Issue function until CCleaner reports "no issues found".
6) If you found a Vista-qualified driver, install it, then plug in the adapter.
7) Since there's been a lot of coming and going, check in the adapter's "Properties" to make sure that it's wireless settings are correctly set. (They'll need to match your network-type - probably "Infrastructure" and not "AdHoc", and probably set to "Mixed" modes if you travel between wirel... Read more

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My flatmate has just recently set up wireless. It works perfectly on her laptop but continuously disconnects at random every 7-11 minutes on mine.

I then have to re-enter the network key to reconnect to our wireless network as when it disconnects it returns back to deleting the network key I have entered and checking the automatic key box. It will not connect at all when this box is checked.

Also when I do connect after entering the network key, in the box stating the network I am connected to, in the top right corner it states i am 'not connected' yet under the name of the network I am connected to it states 'you are currently connected to this network'.

A:Solved: Wireless disconnecting randomly

make and model of your PC
make and model of router/modem

I would start by taking off the secruity on the router for wireless - see if you stay connected
next change wireless channel on the router - use 1 or 6 or 11

if you connect tothe router with a cable - does it work OK or still disconnect

On Wireless
if those changes still gives you a probem post back all the following
1) when its working
2) When it disconnects ..

make sure we know which is which on the posts
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

{Ping Tests}
Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Ping google.com
Post back the results

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select all
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Windows 7 64-bit Professional
Geforce 9800GTX, 266.58 nvidia drivers
Asus VW222U 22inch LCD

Ok, so randomly my monitor just disconnects. Basically I hear the hardware disconnect sound (just like removing a usb key) and my monitor goes black and it says No signal (same as what it would say if the monitor was on but computer was off). Restarting the monitor doesn't fix it, nor does unplugging and replugging it. To fix it, I usually click on the sleep button on my computer and let it go to sleep. Then I turn the monitor off and at the same time I turn the monitor back on and wake the computer up. This usually takes 3 or 4 goes, but it gets my monitor working again.

Sometimes when sleeping/waking several times doesn't fix it, I have to reboot. And even then when the computer is booting up it doesn't always fix the monitor and the monitor still says No signal. So I have to reboot several times until the monitor finally gets a signal. (Does this say anything about what could be causing it? I mean, the gfx card isn't yet running before windows loads, is it? Which means it's not the gfx card at fault? Or is it?) Also, sometimes when it's having trouble getting signal while booting up: it gives the message out of range.

I've had this problem for ages now, on multiple formats and driver versions, so I'm guessing it's not software related. It happens usually when I'm launching or exiting out of a full sceen game or sometimes even just randomly when I'm doing nothing just browsing web... Read more

A:Problem with monitor randomly disconnecting

Sounds like you are suffering a software problem within windows, not so much a problem with the monitor itself.

No signal is no signal, I would actually be tempted to blame the graphics card in the boot post scenario.
Is it possible you can get your hands on another dvi cable to make sure it's not a simple cable issue?

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Hi everyone, I have a Sony Vaio and the model number is: PCG-61511M.

The problem im having is that my internet randomly disconnects and i have a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in, other computers in the house don't have this problem, and it's only my laptop. Other people's laptops work fine, it's just mine.

It's really beginning to frustrate me and i'd love for some help.


A:[SOLVED] Internet randomly disconnecting?

Are you connecting Wired or Wirelessly? try updating your network adapter from the Sony Vaio site

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My wireless connection has been absolutely unbearable recently. I have had to disconnect and reconnect every few minutes because my internet is not working well. help?

A:Wireless connection disconnecting randomly

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Maybe it's not so random. I'm having a problem with my laptop just losing it's connection. I am running Vista on it, so I wouldn't be suprised if that was the root of the issue. It stays connected and functions perfectly when in use, but if I leave the computer sit idle, it will eventually disconnect itself, and then it won't be able to detect any wireless networks. It's almost like the network adapter shuts off or something. I then restart the computer, and as soon as it boots up, it detects my network and connects to it with no probem at all.

So far, I think it only disconnects when it's not plugged into the charger, is on the Power Saver Mode, and is sitting idle for a short extended period of time. Is there some kind of setting in Vista that is disabling my network adapter? Is anyone else having a related issue?

By the way, my laptop is a Dell and I am just using the internal wirless adapter the laptop came with. I really think it's an issue with Vista, not my laptop.

A:My wireless network is randomly disconnecting??

Go into the power management and disable any power saving features of the wireless adapter.

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My wireless network connection keeps disconnecting with no apparent cause. Then it reconnects itself, sometimes almost instantly and other times it takes about 5 minutes. Its done this for as long as I can remember, although it did stop for a short while not long ago leading me to believe it had fixed itself. All the other computers on the network dont seem to have this problem. Its quite annoying as I cant download anything of size as it cuts out half way through or do much else for that matter.

Im using the KLG 530 Wirless PCI Network Adapter.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Wireless Connection Disconnecting Randomly

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