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Windows 7: Windows 7 intermittently drops wired connection

07 Feb 2010   #21
Stinkpickle

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have same problem, network randomly drops every so often while using the computer.

No wireless, all wire. Doesn't happen on any other of our systems running 7.


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08 Feb 2010   #22
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Okay guys stop bumping this thread. If you too have a problem create your own thread so that everyone has a chance to read it.
Also I should like to point out that you need to
1st check that your router is not overheating they don't have to get very warm before they break down. At room temp they only need to be on the carpet to overheat...
2nd Reboot the router and check all settings.
3rd Still a problem it's more than likely the router in this case.
All the best
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08 Feb 2010   #23
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I guess Realtek's driver is running havoc on people's computer these days...

zzz2496
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08 Feb 2010   #24
Zedar

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
Okay guys stop bumping this thread. If you too have a problem create your own thread so that everyone has a chance to read it.
Also I should like to point out that you need to
1st check that your router is not overheating they don't have to get very warm before they break down. At room temp they only need to be on the carpet to overheat...
2nd Reboot the router and check all settings.
3rd Still a problem it's more than likely the router in this case.
All the best
This has absolutely nothing to do with a router. Nothing at all. Nada, zip, zero. It's also not a thermal issue. Perhaps you could have read the posts before you quashed the thread.
Let me reiterate that it's local to the machine and has nothing to do with anything beyond the physical computer case. Okay?!
I tried reinstalling with new Realtek drivers - it didn't work. In the process I also lost my sound 1/2 hour before the Super Bowl! Luckily I was able to figure out that it reset my audio drivers and had put the audio output to speakers instead of HDMI... 5 minutes before kickoff! *phew* Still at square 1 with this problem. >
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08 Feb 2010   #25
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have a theory about all the network connection issues

what I think may be happening here is when an update of the device driver occurs during the time when the adapter is actively connected something happens to then cause the connection issue.

I would download the latest driver from vendor save it and disconnect the active connection if it's wired LAN unplug LAN cable if it's wireless turn off radio switch uninstall the device from device manager along with any other software connected with the device apply new driver and reactivate adapters and reconnect
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08 Feb 2010   #26
Stinkpickle

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
Okay guys stop bumping this thread. If you too have a problem create your own thread so that everyone has a chance to read it.
Also I should like to point out that you need to
1st check that your router is not overheating they don't have to get very warm before they break down. At room temp they only need to be on the carpet to overheat...
2nd Reboot the router and check all settings.
3rd Still a problem it's more than likely the router in this case.
All the best
lol
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09 Feb 2010   #27
RJWilson

Windows 7
 
 

I've also got a problem like this on a slightly different setup.

I've got an Internet connection from my ADSL2+ modem to a Windows 7 PC. I can use the Internet fine on that PC alone. However when a networked PC (they're Windows 7 and XP based) start trying to use the Internet dropouts start occurring; sometimes it'll drop out in 1 minute and at other times it'll work for an hour or so before carking it. The thing is even though the Internet drops out the actual network still works so files can be shared and copied over.

By the way the modem is also connected to a Realtek network card port, probably a trend with this brand?

I've been thinking of buying a switch to see if it'd fix it but I'll see how it goes here first.
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09 Feb 2010   #28
Akiri

Windows 7
 
 

I'm going to be buying a NIC this week and hopefully that will fix the problem. I do believe that this is a Realtek/Windows 7 issue that they have failed to address. Here is the statement from a Windows 7 employee on their forums (scroll to bottom, post by Cody): Windows 7 and loss of Internet connection
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09 Feb 2010   #29
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Before you go and buy a new router or whatever, I've found that this solution helps a lot of people that have the same complaint.

I'd like to suggest taking a look at your Network adapter. Start -> dev manager -> network adapter. Double click, open her up and then under "advanced", take a look at "Link Speed & Duplex".

If this is set to auto-negotiation, try re-setting it to 10 or 100mbps Full Duplex, re-start your computer and see if the problem persists.

For whatever reason, auto-negotiation features in some network cards poor.
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10 Feb 2010   #30
Akiri

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
Before you go and buy a new router or whatever, I've found that this solution helps a lot of people that have the same complaint.

I'd like to suggest taking a look at your Network adapter. Start -> dev manager -> network adapter. Double click, open her up and then under "advanced", take a look at "Link Speed & Duplex".

If this is set to auto-negotiation, try re-setting it to 10 or 100mbps Full Duplex, re-start your computer and see if the problem persists.

For whatever reason, auto-negotiation features in some network cards poor.
Didn't work. Still same problems, going to go ahead with buying the new NIC tomorrow.

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