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Windows 7: New computer drops internet randomly/false negatives

10 Oct 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64

Ok. Thanks

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10 Oct 2012   #12


Not much to add except at next outage run the Network troubleshooter to gain clues, try the driver Win7 wants when you enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware then run Windows Updates.
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11 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MasterGberry View Post
I just built this computer a week or two ago. It's been working fine for the most part except that my network port seems to randomly disconnect on occasion. Sometimes it disconnects and I can't do anything except disable and re-enable it (fixes). Sometimes it says "no internet connectivity" but I am using internet applications without any issues.

This is by far the weirdest bug I have ever encountered with windows and drivers. I am using the Sabertooth x79 Motherboard along with the intel 82579v gigabit ethernet port on it. I have the most up to date drivers from intel's website. I'm not really sure what information you guys need to help me work through this problem. So please request anything you guys feel will help me. Kind of hard to test it out because it happens randomly and may not happen for a day or two.

You should try disabling any unused network adaptors in Device Manager, including and especially the VMware or virtual adaptors as these often cause connection problems with Windows 7.

I'm still not sure which network adaptor you are trying to connect with, assume Intel Gigabit.

Another possible problem is with the DNS servers that are showing up for the Intel Gigabit Network connection, those DNS server addresses are not valid DNS servers and are not able to resolve the host. So you might try going into the IPv4 properties of the connection you want to use and type in two valid DNS servers like Google at and
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