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Windows 7: regularly losing connection to workgroup W7

10 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 32bit

hi dave
file sharing is active on other PC's on my lan, plus the NAS device i use pogoplug. i access them normally as additional folders and this machine keeps disconnecting and the links stop working.

>You said that "this one is the only one that has this issue of forgetting the other workgroup members and their shares." - Are you saying that you can see other shares that aren't there?

no, i'm saying other PC's on the lan can see the other shares without fail, this is the only computer having this problem on this LAN.


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09 Dec 2015   #12

Windows 10 64 bit
I had this issue with my Lan adapter and it helped.

Hi there,

I am running windows 10 Home with a e2200 killer adapter and I found that it loses the loacal area network and I cannot see my network. Internet works fine. The below helped me and I would not advise to restore the OS, just setup and batch file to run the netsh command... hope it helps someone.

I also updated my drivers to the latest it became slightly more stable but every now and then I get the error one or more protocols are missing ......

Ifyou get “one or morenetwork protocols are missing from this computer” error while the Wi-Fi is not working or with theresult of “limited”. on Windows 8/10 tablet, computer, it might be a driverissue. You could try the following tips to fix it.
*Reinstall the TCP/IP protocol

From Start screen, search Command Prompt, select Run as Administrator
Type the Command and press the Enter key to execute it:

netsh int ip reset

Then restart the device to apply all changes.
* If you get the WiFi issue, go to re-install its driver

First download the driver for your WiFi online from another PC, use USB flashto move the files onto your desktop.
Open DeviceManager,go to NetworkAdapters,right-click your Wireless device (such as Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN),click “Removedriver software” button to uninstall it, and then click “OK”.

Then reboot the system and a wireless icon in your system tray should try to makethe reconnection. If it fails, install the files which you just copied.

* Oncethe above methods don’t take any effects, the only thing remaining to do isrestore the system to factory default setting
Within the charm bar of the Windows 8, click Settings > Change PC settings> General, under “Remove everything and reinstall Windows” option, click Get started.

ForWin 8.1, go to PC setting > Update and recovery, and select “Removeeverything and reinstall Windows”.
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