Internet Randomly Loses Connection On PC Only


  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1

    Internet Randomly Loses Connection On PC Only


    Hi,

    For the past few weeks I have been having a problem where my wifi randomly cuts out and the only solution is to log off and log on or restart the computer. It used to be not a problem but recently it will cut out 5/6 times a day. There are no signs or warnings but anything I am doing requiring internet access just loses connection. Mainly when I am on Skype/YouTube/Leage Of Legends/Programming in HTML.

    I have tried changing power options for my network adapter in Device Manager but no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    - JamesAS

    Oh and if you need more details, just ask and I will provide them. :)
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  2. Posts : 196
    Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
       #2

    are you sure its the PC thats the issue? have you checked your hub to see if this is dropping out?

    whos your ISP?
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  3. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I believe that my PC is the issue because I can still access emails via wifi on my phone and tablet.
    My ISP is Virgin but I don't think that I should contact them because the rest of my devices work on the wifi
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  4. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Do you think maybe I should buy a new Network Adapter?
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  5. Posts : 8,870
    Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
       #5

    JamesAS said:
    Hi,

    For the past few weeks I have been having a problem where my wifi randomly cuts out and the only solution is to log off and log on or restart the computer. It used to be not a problem but recently it will cut out 5/6 times a day. There are no signs or warnings but anything I am doing requiring internet access just loses connection. Mainly when I am on Skype/YouTube/Leage Of Legends/Programming in HTML.

    I have tried changing power options for my network adapter in Device Manager but no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    - JamesAS

    Oh and if you need more details, just ask and I will provide them. :)
    If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from this machine it would be helpful. :)
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Sorry I haven't posted yet but every time I try to on my PC I can't upload due to the internet failure. I have noticed though that in the system tray I still get an icon showing a GOOD connection.
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  7. Posts : 8,870
    Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
       #7

    JamesAS said:
    Sorry I haven't posted yet but every time I try to on my PC I can't upload due to the internet failure. I have noticed though that in the system tray I still get an icon showing a GOOD connection.
    You might try running a system file integrity check using the command sfc/scannow typed into an elevated command prompt.

    Something sounds pretty messed up here.
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  8. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks guys, I ordered a new network adapter and so far it has worked.
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