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Windows 7: "Ethernet" Connection Drop

10 May 2009   #51

Windows 7 Build 7201

Just as a thought I found that when my network adapter was getting to a particular amount of packets received then it would fail is anyone else noticing this? I would get to about 2,---,---,--- packets and it would fail. My media sits on the network and the wmp libraries were chewing that amount of data in the first 10 mins then it would fail.

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11 May 2009   #52

Windows Vista/Mac OS X(Leopard)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gene View Post
Have you tried this?
"Goto device manager and find your network card and click properties and under management make sure that "allow the computer to turn off this device" is unticked".
That sounds like it holds promise. I have seen it suggested a couple of times but no one has reported back. It is not an option for my wireless card and I am in "don't rock the boat" mode .
yea, just want to say it doesn't work for me either.. tested it for a day..
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11 May 2009   #53

windows 7

i'm afraid to be optimistc, but yesterday i changed my network security as public and since then till now no disconnections.
does it solved the problem? don't know, but try it
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11 May 2009   #54

Windows 7 Build 7201

Are microsoft even trying to fix this issue? Its the only issue I have otherwise its been really good.
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11 May 2009   #55


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tongteh View Post
like what most people have discuss before, but i am having trouble when it's actually ethernet cable... My connection drops on average about 15mins, with torrent, skype, and msn running. it's really annoying to have to troubleshoot every 15-20mins!!.. anyone found a solution to this??

I try searching the forum, but everyone else is complaining about wireless instead of ethernet..

I think this was already suggested.
open device manager, find your NIC adapter, make sure you "UNCLICK"
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11 May 2009   #56

Windows 7 Build 7229

My connection is wired, not wireless. And I've unchecked the box about allowing the computer to shut down the LAN connector to save power; no difference. I still get (very) random situations where my internet, in the middle of a session, can't connect to everything, even though the network still shows internet connection, unless and until I reboot. (To my knowledge, this has never happened unless I'm in the middle of an internet session--i.e., with the computer on but no browser open, I've never failed to initially connect to the internet when opening a browser). The LAN is a Realtek 811C built-in to my motherboard (Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H), and is using Realtek drivers loaded by Windows 7, not by me. This problem seems to have persisted through several builds, and seems to be wide-spread. I'm assuming Microsoft is aware of it, but am a bit troubled by a problem that began to occur at least back in build 7068 is still there--in fairly widespread fasion--in the RC.
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11 May 2009   #57


This problem has me very interested, would you please fill out the system specs in more detail, or go to
and use their program so as to
give full specs for your system... it would help tracing this problem...
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11 May 2009   #58

Windows 7 Build 7229

The basics of the system--all which work in Vista are:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78GMM-S2H
Processor: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2.7 Ghz
Memory: 4 sticks, 1 MB each (reporting 3 MB, since the OS is 32 bit)
LAN: Realtek TTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet (motherboard)
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3200 (motherboard)
Display: Samsung SyncMaster 223BW
Hard Drives: (1) Samsung HD753LJ SATA (750 GB) [the one Windows 7 is on]
(2) Maxtor STM3320820AS SATA (320 GB) [the one Vista is on]
DVD: Samsung SH-S222A
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio (ACL889A codec) [motherboard]
Printers: (1) HP Officejet 5600
(2) OKI B2200
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Wireless (S 510)

And the drivers are basically those loaded by Windows 7--which worked amazingly flawlessly, except (a) for this internet disconnect problem and (2) loading HPs scanning software (which I've worked around by using Windows Fax and Scan and the "printing" to PrimoPDF--giving me access to the ability to scan to .pdf files).
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11 May 2009   #59

Windows 7 build 7232 x64

Same problem for me, build 7100 x64. Marvel Yukon 88E8056 ethernet adapter. Sometimes disabling and re-enabling the adapter works but most times I have to reboot to fix. Problem has been present in the last few builds of x64 that I've tried.
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11 May 2009   #60

Windows Vista/Mac OS X(Leopard)

i notice alot of you have to actually reboot in order to fix the problem, what i am experiencing is not needing me to reboot.. all i have to do is just troubleshoot and wait a about 30sesc and it would be fixed.

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