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Windows 7: "Ethernet" Connection Drop

07 Aug 2009   #291

Windows 7 build 7232 x64

New drivers from Marvell have fixed this for me (x64).

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08 Aug 2009   #292
jan ptak

windows 7

UPDATE: After installing newest REaltek driver I dont have any dropout since!

I need to correct my statement (sadly ;-( ) - I had one dropout. Now Ive installed newest REaltek driver - will post an update
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08 Aug 2009   #293

Windows 7

I have a Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC built into an ABIT board, getting these stupid cannot connect to gateway messages trying to connect to websites. After i click it a couple more times it eventually goes. I've had this issue since 7100, but not before. I assumed it would be fixed RTM, but evidently not. Any ideas?

Tried Windows 7 NIDS 6.20, 6.0, and Vista 64 drivers.

Considering that we're at 30 pages, this is obviously an issue....
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08 Aug 2009   #294

Windows 7 Build 7201

i Have installed build 7600.16385 x64 and my realtek 8139 is dropping again. A reboot is the only fix, I have installed the new driver from WinUpdate but it has not fixed it. I hope now win7 is rtm realtek get off their **** and fix their drivers SOON
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09 Aug 2009   #295
jan ptak

windows 7

themouse - infact realtek release its updated signed driver - look at earlier page links to get it. Ive installed it yesterday and Ill post an update if its working or not.
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11 Aug 2009   #296

Windows 7

I have a 590SLI AM2 board and am having this happen to me when trying to upload work papers and so on. Any fix yet?

EDIT- Found the fix on another forum..

LAN port configuration:
Sleep on disconnect: enabled
flow control: disabled
interrupt moderation: disabled
ip checksum offload: disabled
jumbo packet: 9014 bytes (this might have no effect for you)
ALL large send offloads: disabled
BOTH low power: enabled
network address: not present
priority & vlan: priority enabled
receive side scaling: disabled
speed/duplex settings: auto
ALL TCP & UDP offloads: disabled
vlan id: 1
ALL wake ons: enabled
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15 Aug 2009   #297

Windows 7

I've joined this forum specifically for this thread, as I've also had problems with my wired network staggering and then finally dropping for no apparent reason.

First, some info:
I'm running the TechNet Windows 7 RTM ( 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255 ), Windows Firewall only and no antivirus ( yet. ). My network card is an intigrated Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC using the drivers that Windows 7 installed ( Driver Version 6.111.530.2008 ).

I had the issue of dropped network with both Win 7 RTM, and Vista ( which I downgraded to because of the networking problems in Win 7 ), for the past several months with no solution. My network ( 1.5 Mbps DSL ) would jump from full throttle to nothing all day, large downloads would stall and resume multiple times and then after roughly 24 hours my network would just drop without any indication whatsoever.

I installed Win 7 again two days ago, and my network has been stable and running since the install with no drops. I'll list the things I did differently this time, in hopes that something will help someone else.

  • I didn't install the Windows Update drivers for my network card. In previous installs, I'd install the WinUpdate drivers but then use the previous drivers option in my network card properties. This time, I just went with the Win 7 drivers and nothing more.
  • I disabled Windows Indexing. I know this seems irrelevant, but when my network would die, Windows Search would be eating up my processor sometimes forcing me to hard reboot my computer.
  • I disabled Link-Layer Topology. Again, seemed harmless enough as it's used to display a graphical representation of your network in a map, but whatever helps.
  • No Antivirus. I've always used NOD32 as my AV of choice, and reading that some AV/Firewalls can cause problems I decided to leave it out for now. I know not everyone uses NOD32, but I wanted to post everything I did differently this time.
I know this post is at the end of a 30 page topic, but if I can help anyone with this info then it was worth it.
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17 Aug 2009   #298

Windows 7 Build 7201

This issue is really starting to **** me off. This bug for me appeared after build 7057 and it has never been addressed. All i can think of is cause the 8139 is old now they not really supporting it. I also found (could be coincidence) that x64 is worse. I am currently on RTM x64 and i get daily drops, previously i was using 7201 x86 and it started with frequent drops but then settled down. The only think i haven't done out of the suggestions so far is

Turn off indexing
Turn off network topology
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17 Aug 2009   #299

Windows 7 Build 7229

Having had this problem for months--random (?) internet disconnects, requiring a "disable adaptor"/"enable adaptor" dance, on what had become a daily basis--I've now gone longer than recently without any problems, having installed the new (as of 8/13) drivers from Realtek for the RTL81XX series of LANs (in my case, a part of my Gigabyte GA-MA78GM motherboard). [After installation, the driver version appears as 7.5.730.2009.] It is the first time I've had any hope of a "fix" for a longstanding problem that started in the early Windows 7 betas, and has continued (until this--cross fingers) in my current use of build 7229.

Obviously, this only applies to those with problems from Realtek LANs, which have been frequently, but not uniquely, identified with this problem. But, if you have a Realtek LAN, particularly if in the RTL8111 family, give the new Realtek drivers a try--none of the revisions from MS had worked to this point, but I am at leat hopeful that the new Realtek drivers may fix an egregiously bad, and longstanding (just look at the length of this thread!) problem....

I'll post again if everything falls apart!
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17 Aug 2009   #300

Windows 7 64bit (hopefully)

I feel like I should join in on this and see what the heck the problem is. Just bought a new HP XW4600 for my work desktop. quad core, 6gig RAM, on board nic, nvid quadro dual monitor card.

My first step was to format the HD. I the installed Win 7 pro from our MSDN site, connection drops every 2 minutes and is a NIGHTMARE to get running againg.

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