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Windows 7: Laptop keeps losing network connectivity

04 May 2015   #1
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
Laptop keeps losing network connectivity

I started noticing last night my laptop losing network connection to the internet. The problem seems intermittent in nature but annoying at inconvenient times. I've tried resetting my PCs wireless NIC but the problem seems to persist. This laptop had Windows 8 on it when I got it over a year ago but I downgraded it a long time ago to 7 Ultimate. All drivers were installed fine with the exception of the Ethernet Controller and USB Controller because I could not find those drivers anywhere!

Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing these connectivity issues? I'm hoping my NIC isn't going bad.


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04 May 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi one thing you could try is changing the chennel on the router. try 1, 6 or 11
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04 May 2015   #3
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

By changing the channel, will that affect any other devices connected to it? A few mobile devices are set to use the router's channel as "Auto."
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04 May 2015   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

you can always put it back if it doesn't help
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04 May 2015   #5
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I will try it and post my findings.
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05 May 2015   #6
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I changed the channel to 6 but a lot of mobile devices didn't like that change so I switched it back to Auto. Since then, I haven't seen any disconnects. Maybe that channel switch helped.
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05 May 2015   #7
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hope it stays good.
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05 May 2015   #8
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Unfortunately, it looks like it's not fixed. Is there anything else I could try? No other devices appear to be affected.
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05 May 2015   #9
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Well networking really isn't my strong point. I would try a usb wireless adapter to see if it's just the laptop card. I could look for the eather net controller if you post the hardware id's for it.
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05 May 2015   #10
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I will try that! The other thing I'm noticing is that internet speeds over my wifi are HORRIBLE! I'm supposed to be getting 10mbps download time and over wireless I'm getting around 1.33mbps vs. wired is 17.52mbps.
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