Hi, I have seen various topics similar to my situation but nothing identical which do not offer the same solution (possibly..)
My problem is, I am getting network drops from 10s to a few minutes on occasion. I am wired to my router which is a 'Netgear DG834G' with firmware 'V3.01.38'. However my mother who connects through wireless has no issues at all. The issue is only present at low levels of activity, i.e. browsing, chatting... I think I have IPv6 disabled as it is unchecked on my adapter's properties.
I have the latest version of drivers
on my on-board network card which I believe is a 'Realtek RTL8167'.
Also, I have tested with another Ethernet cable which gave no solution.