I am running a home network and the computer in question is Windows 7-32 bit Dell desktop connected to the netword via CAT-5 cable. Other wireless computers reside on the network, too.
For the past several days, it has been dropping its connection to the Internet, sometimes spontaneously and always on reboot. When I go to the Network & Settings page after the connection drop, I see (attached) two networks. My network and a public network, so "multiple networks" appears on the network map.
To regain my connection to the Internet, I have to go to "Adapter Settings," disable the LAN connection and then re-enable it. That gets me back to the Internet, but doing this several times a day is no fun.
I tried drect connecting my cable modem to the computer, avoiding the router, and all that appeared was a Public Network I could not seem to connect to.
Can anyone offer some insights as to what is going on with my computer and how I can resolve it? The only changes to the system in the past week were the MS updates installed automatically.
Help is appreciated.