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Windows 7: "Ethernet" Connection Drop

26 May 2009   #191
themouse

Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

digger - No win7 doesnt natively support my usb NIC, installed the vista drivers that Belikin have on their site for the device. I havent experianced any drops but then again the network connection is too slow, I cannot watch an HD movie at all.


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26 May 2009   #192
URTHJ

Windows 7 Build 7229
 
 

Sorry that I wasn't clear. In my (now) three drops under 7127, the first drop was correctly "reported" by the icon--i.e., it showed I had lost my internet connection (but only between the "network" -- "internet" stage). The next two times, the icon reported no problem with my connection, even though it was gone.

I've always gone from troubleshooting (or not bothering with it) to reboot; I'll try disable/enable next time it happens and report back....
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26 May 2009   #193
Solace

Windows 7 7600 x64/x32
 
 

Here are some facts and possible suggestions as my issue has been eliminated so far...

facts

1.the power management setting had no effect the issue still occurred when it was unticked due to i always untick this upon my installs for any os.
2.it is not IP6 related in any other way i uninstalled all components under the properties of my Ethernet connection and since you cannot remove V6 i just unticked it.
3.high loads of Ethernet traffic seem to cause this to occur more some state uploads cause it to happen more "this is false to my knowledge" seems to be if anything related to either a power saving option under the settings to your nic or the fact MS changed the tcp/max half open connects to unlimted via registry value which stated by half-open.net that is causing this issue since it was not implemented until after build 7068 to my knowledge "i could be wrong" and i had no issues on that build ever.
4.build 7127 does not solve this
5.this occurs on nvidia based chipsets with realtek "from what i have seen so far"
6.latest nvidia ethernet driver for win 7 does not solve this in any way "i had this installed from the second i formatted into this build.
7.disabling services/re-enabling services has no effect on anything "i run a extremly slimmed down version of win7 in the way of things"

possible solutions "worked for me so far"
1.apparently there is 3 other installed adapters/components i noticed when i used ipconfig/all in cmd that were enabled but not pulling a ip/doing anything. since i know these are not needed and they were related to IPv6 protocall anyways i disabled/uninstalled them
2.i disabled two power saving options under driver advanced options "device sleeps on dissconnect" disabled " "low power state link speed" disabled "low power idle mode" disabled.

"optional"
3.although im failrly certain on these following suggestions have no effect they are still generally a good idea to disable/uninstall unless you actually use them. "all other protocall/components from hardware and ethernet propertise" "disable all sorts of power saving management from your power options" "patch your tcp/ip half-open limet to unlimeted/high value" "set network address in advance options along with your proper link/speed duplex setting"

other then those suggestions there is not more to be checked/changed other then the rest of the advanced settings for the drivers. my issue has been gone since i uninstalled those other 3 network components from device manager and disabled those advanced power features. also DO NOT use the NAM from the driver package this will give you a drop every time you launch your nvdia control panel. some people "think its because the win7 drivers were not uninstalled" this is wrong since some people confirmed removing them yet the issue still existed.
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26 May 2009   #194
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themouse View Post
digger - No win7 doesnt natively support my usb NIC, installed the vista drivers that Belikin have on their site for the device. I havent experianced any drops but then again the network connection is too slow, I cannot watch an HD movie at all.
if you get the chance today. try streaming, in any way, a decent sized .avi file to another device/pc on the network. Your belkin there should support the transfer, as on the network here, for avi it used around 1.5mbit. You should average between 4-7mbit max i'm guessing, as you probly dont come close to the 10mbit. This tho, meaning the transfer/transcoding of while streaming, is "auto-negotiated" or supposed to be anyways, thru WMP/MC dependant on your bandwidth available. Or so MS claims, i'm not sure this is working right either, but i havent done any thorough testing for this yet either.

If you have any local pc shops, besides big commercial, stop by and see what they have on "clearance". The shop here when they have bulk small stuff that they cant get rid of all, will usually cut you a deal JUST to get rid of their inventory. If you're in luck, you should find some decent common nics for $5. In my case they had a stock of "still in the box packaging" OEM case fans @4200rpm... i picked up 20 @.50/ea. Also picked up 2 older 10/100linksys nics for $5/ea
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26 May 2009   #195
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solace View Post
Here are some facts and possible suggestions as my issue has been eliminated so far...

facts

1.the power management setting had no effect the issue still occurred when it was unticked due to i always untick this upon my installs for any os.
2.it is not IP6 related in any other way i uninstalled all components under the properties of my Ethernet connection and since you cannot remove V6 i just unticked it.
3.high loads of Ethernet traffic seem to cause this to occur more some state uploads cause it to happen more "this is false to my knowledge" seems to be if anything related to either a power saving option under the settings to your nic or the fact MS changed the tcp/max half open connects to unlimted via registry value which stated by half-open.net that is causing this issue since it was not implemented until after build 7068 to my knowledge "i could be wrong" and i had no issues on that build ever.
4.build 7127 does not solve this
5.this occurs on nvidia based chipsets with realtek "from what i have seen so far"
6.latest nvidia ethernet driver for win 7 does not solve this in any way "i had this installed from the second i formatted into this build.
7.disabling services/re-enabling services has no effect on anything "i run a extremly slimmed down version of win7 in the way of things"

possible solutions "worked for me so far"
1.apparently there is 3 other installed adapters/components i noticed when i used ipconfig/all in cmd that were enabled but not pulling a ip/doing anything. since i know these are not needed and they were related to IPv6 protocall anyways i disabled/uninstalled them
2.i disabled two power saving options under driver advanced options "device sleeps on dissconnect" disabled " "low power state link speed" disabled "low power idle mode" disabled.

"optional"
3.although im failrly certain on these following suggestions have no effect they are still generally a good idea to disable/uninstall unless you actually use them. "all other protocall/components from hardware and ethernet propertise" "disable all sorts of power saving management from your power options" "patch your tcp/ip half-open limet to unlimeted/high value" "set network address in advance options along with your proper link/speed duplex setting"

other then those suggestions there is not more to be checked/changed other then the rest of the advanced settings for the drivers. my issue has been gone since i uninstalled those other 3 network components from device manager and disabled those advanced power features. also DO NOT use the NAM from the driver package this will give you a drop every time you launch your nvdia control panel. some people "think its because the win7 drivers were not uninstalled" this is wrong since some people confirmed removing them yet the issue still existed.
Solace,
thanks for the in depth report there. I hope you do stick around on this thread some more. I agree with just about everything there, except i dont think this is JUST a realtek/nvidia issue... i think there are a few more chipsets out there not having proper drivers as well. I too noticed all the other parts of the adapter, thru my network meter actually. The wan miniport, QOS... etc, i think there were about 5 or 6 including the actual adapter tcp layer itself. This i seen while installing drivers for wired and wireless multiple times in multiple ways. I almost took a screeny, but until you just mentioning this, no one had beforehand, so i all but dismissed this finding a few days ago. I have since deleted 7100, and cant reproduce the same with the 27... atleast not yet. Wireless project today, so.

Glad you posted and made yourself known (unhidden) . Need all the info and reports on this problem as we can get. I'm sure there are a few more out there that may just be reading and not registering and posting yet. Please do!

this is a collaborative effort, all help is wanted/needed.
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26 May 2009   #196
themouse

Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

Solace - I have a VIA chipset with my Realtek card but the rest seems about right
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26 May 2009   #197
themouse

Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

Digger - I would love to install a different NIC but I got no more PCI Slots free usb is my only option. I work as an IT tech at a large printing company parts are not an issue only room.

I have used the usb NIC all day no issue but the machine gets turned off at night maybe for a few days I should leave it on and see if it fails
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26 May 2009   #198
Snufffed

 
Uncheck the default settings

Still, dropping connections. but I have yet to have this question answered.
1. Windows 7 by default set the NIC Adapter to
A. allow this device to shutdown to save energy. (have you check and made sure it is unchecked as shown. BY DEFAULT every time I get a new driver - it is checked. (annoying) but you should make sure it is unchecked.

Seems Digger did answer for him, on one case I had to call the ISP, and ask if they had set anything to block Windows 7. (which they claim is an UNKNOWN OS). when the customer had originally signed they was on XP. ( Simply asking ISP Tech solved this problem.)
I also recommend evry body here locally use:
Code:
 
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
Make sure your modem has the latest fireware, some time the auto fix by manufacture does not go thru. I can goto 2Wire and manually check the modems-router.
I recommend only the prescribed Win7 drivers. Yes, I also do some testing for other as to manufacture beta drivers. so are not so whippy. I also make sure that ALL DRIVERS are SIGNED by MS. (Yes, there is a patch to fake signature) i have found this at times causes many problems.


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26 May 2009   #199
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

well here's one to twist your wig some. Since about 8 hours ago i started to go to work on this usb belkin g. The win 7 driver that was downloaded and installed did not allow me to get inet connection. I was only able to have LAN. Obtained IP, had dns configured static. still no inet. SO i go to the website drivers, Vista version, i first run comp troubleshooter. Tells me to actually run as XP SP2. I do so. I havent had any drops yet.... to be fair tho, i have only had a constant of 50% utiilization down and pushed the upload to the max, still no problem.

Thing is, for this setup.exe, when installed under XP SP2, it also installs the belkin software along with the driver. When installing with Vista or Vista SP2, this doesnt happen. I understand why, just reporting. Tho for some reason i have had the best success thus far by using the XP SP2 mode, even tho i did the same thing, the same way for build 7100.

Same story goes for my trendnet adapter, although it cant stay connected to anything long enough with the supplied win7 driver that was installed upon detection. I may try its manuf driver out on it as well in different modes to see what i get.

Now on this power management bit. TBH, i dont think it has anything to do with the drops as most of us here experience the dropouts while we are currently using our computer/connection. Tho the weird thing to state about my belkin adapter is while installing under XP SP2 mode, i now do not show the power management tab at all. All the while i find more options to change under advanced now than with the "stock" win7 driver. Also the win7 driver date was 5/7/2007 while mine is dated oddly OLD 11/10/2005 lol... but hey, its working better than the "win7" driver. I think if/when installed under Vista, from memory on 7100, it had a different date than either of those, which kinda makes sense.
and on and on and on...
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27 May 2009   #200
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

/facepalm
/facepalm
/facepalm.

You use a BELKIN wireless and didn't think you NEEDED that software?
MY GOD MAN!

There's a reason i said to install with a pre-vista compatability mode... mainly that those are the only OS's which will install properly, e.g include the software install.

There's dozens of makes and models of network adapters out there, that don't work without their software package. Netgear is infamous for it.

I think it's safe to say that just because you neglected to realise you didn't have the FULL driver package installed, everything you've come accross and everything you've experienced has to come down to "User Error" and be disregarded as trying to find a solution to the problem because realistically; You caused your problem.

It's very probably you'll never see it again and it's not a cause of W7.

On the other hand, you DID make me realise that perhaps this realteck 8186 is the same as the "Nvidia MCP Networking device" or similar generic onboard that requires software to work in W7 100%.
It doesn't require software to work in XP period, but i've installed teh drivers off the motherboards' CD so i can't realistically claim it's running off stock drivers.
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