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Windows 7: "Ethernet" Connection Drop

03 Oct 2009   #411

,Windows 7-64.7600.16385 Ultimate

Any up dates on the Drop out problem

I have done some testing

I have 2 computers

one with a Realtek Nic & x64 Win 7 Ultimate

& one with a Intel Nic & x86 Win 7 Ultimate

If I shut down the Realtek computer

& Run the Intel one & the problem still persists

I haven't reinstalled the firmware on my router yet but time is getting very close now

Come on all you experts someone must know what the problem is

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03 Oct 2009   #412


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gazzasore View Post
Any updates on the connection dropping

I don't think its the Realtek problem
As I shut down my Main computer that has a Realtek Nic

Turned on My Laptop that has an Intel Nic

But it still had the problem

So it may be a Win 7 problem

My main Computer has X64

My Lap has x86

Come on all of you guys with computer brains what's causing this
You might make sure that all NIC (USUALLY YOU HAVE 2) devices are check under power management - NOT TO ALLOW TURNOFF TO SAVE POWER.
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04 Oct 2009   #413

,Windows 7-64.7600.16385 Ultimate

Ok so where do we find this second adapter
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04 Oct 2009   #414


Adapter #1 is the NIC adapter,
Adapter #2 is the modem adapter.
Yes, the stupid modem will also KILL your system
Use it or not... it still is there.
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05 Oct 2009   #415

,Windows 7-64.7600.16385 Ultimate

I don't think mine has a modem adapter but I could be wrong
we have a look tomorrow
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05 Oct 2009   #416


I just signed up and have the same problem on two different W7 computers. However on each one Vista runs fine.

Computer 1:
W7 - 64 bit, keep loosing connections to the internet using onboard Realtek 8111 Lan, tried multiple driver with no resolution. Went out and bought a D-Link PCI add in card and still had the same problem.

I even bypassed my Linksysy router and the same problem ocurred.

Computer 2:
W7 - 32 bit. keep loosing connection using Realtek 8111 on boards Lan, Tried multiple different drivers without success.

My conclusion is that there a bug in W7 that has to do with Ethernet adapters. Hopefully some answers come to the surface soon.
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05 Oct 2009   #417


I wonder why everybody using Windows 7 does not have the same problem as you.

Everyone of us use Ethernet Adapters. I do not have the same problem.
even my wife that is a emailer only does not have that problem.
PS: I do use Authentic Windows 7 ISOs. DO you.?
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07 Oct 2009   #418

Windows 7 build 7100

Maybe not everybody using Windows 7 has networking problems, but there are certainly many users out there reporting LAN disconnects with Windows 7.

Here's my setup:
Asus P5B motherboard with on-board Realtek LAN card

The PC works fine under Windows XP, but I get disconnections, especially when the LAN card is idle, under Windows 7 (build 7100).

I have tried all possible software, driver, and configuration solutions I found on the web, to no avail.

So I decided to go the hardware way and bought a good Intel LAN card and disabled the on-board card. This did not solve the problem under Win7, but the PC still works flawlessly under Windows XP.

One workaround I found is to have a media player constantly playing streaming radio. That way the connection drops much less frequently.

My conclusion is that Windows 7, in combination with some specific hardware (maybe the chipset of the motherboard, maybe the type and/or firmware of the internet router) will disconnect when the network is idle for some seconds.

Any help or comments will be greatly appreciated.
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08 Oct 2009   #419


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
I wonder why everybody using Windows 7 does not have the same problem as you.

PS: I do use Authentic Windows 7 ISOs. DO you.?
With 30,000 views and over 400+ replies this is much more then a corrupt ISO.

I've tried mutliple versions of W7, multiple PC's, multiple different ethernet adapters and drivers and even bypassed my router.

However all of the above works flawlessly with Vista.

There must be something in the W7 OS that handles ethernet differently or get's corrupt. Maybe it's in combination with other MB components like chip set. The only other thing it could be is some W7 incompatability with my broadband supplier's upstream hardware.

I hope this get's sorted out quickly after launch but until it does W7 is a showstopper for me.
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08 Oct 2009   #420


I've tried mutliple versions of W7, multiple PC's, multiple different ethernet adapters and drivers and even bypassed my router.

Im sure I do not have all the same different systems you have but I can find several ppl that have similar to you. POST your SPECS. and lets us try an help.

PS: If your Win 7 version is not LEGIT then so be it.. there are many many illegal versions of Win 7 that are available for DL that do not pass verification. Sorry that your version seems to be.
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