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Windows 7: Network card has a mind of its own

20 May 2011   #1
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Network card has a mind of its own

Just recently my network card has been being a little bugger which is bothersome, every time when I wake up and try to go on my computer the internet will work for about 5 minutes then all of a sudden it does not, I look at the back of my computer and the lights on the networking card are no longer flashing or being responsive, so then I have to disable the network card and turn it back on and it works for a bit longer,

But I have no problem later in the day staying connected to the internet it is just around the time when I wake up...

Any ideas?


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20 May 2011   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would check and see if there is a driver update for the network card.
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20 May 2011   #3
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
I would check and see if there is a driver update for the network card.
Done says there is none.
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20 May 2011   #4
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok this is what I would do, download the lastest drivers for the NIC, removed the network card from device manager and any software that is with it. Reboot and see if windows 7 detects and installs its own drivers for it. Test and see if that works, if still the same remove and install the drivers from the manufactor.
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22 May 2011   #5
ha1o2surfer

Windows 7 Professinal x64
 
 

Reset your router, then if it's still being funky, try a different cable. Last thing to check would be the pins in the network card plug. I have seen people put them in backwards and the clip bends the pins and can cause connections issues like that. if not, then it's a software issue. maybe you have Virtual machine software that needs to be reinstalled?
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23 May 2011   #6
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Router has been reset many times, I have uninstalled reinstalled software on the network card, its wireless by the way, and the only time the network card has been taken out is when I had done my new build put it back in worked perfectly fine until last week, the build happened 3 or 4 years ago, so it has not been touched.
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23 May 2011   #7
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

hhmm does your router support IPv6? see if there is an update and has support for that, if it doesn't disable the IPv6 in windows 7 and see how that works for you.
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25 Jun 2011   #8
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Yea I just started using my PC again it was working fine until today now its being a pain in my rear again, none of the two internet connections I use work at all, and disabling it, updating, restarting my computer works... any ideas?
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25 Jun 2011   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Open up device manager and check the power options tab under the properties for you network card. If checked try un-checking "Allow the computer to turn off this device" and see what happens.
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25 Jun 2011   #10
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
Yea I just started using my PC again it was working fine until today now its being a pain in my rear again, none of the two internet connections I use work at all, and disabling it, updating, restarting my computer works... any ideas?
Why assume it's the network card that's faulty - it also sounds like the router/modem could be starting a slow death... Is it possible to try another router, or another card, just for a test? I'm only saying this because I spent so many hours, days, weeks....nursing an old, old Netgear with drivers, reinstalls, tweaks, tweaks...it's amazing how they keep creaking along, but what a good day it was when I finally gave up and got a new modem-router.
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