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Old 03-11-2019, 12:58 AM
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My computer has been loosing internet connection on a regular basis. Odd thing is, when I restart it, everything is fine for a time. Modem is fine, router is fine.. any suggestions?? To clarify .. it has just started doing this about 2 weeks ago, another computer that is hooked up to the router has no issues whatsoever. To my knowledge no settings have been changed, no windows updates have been downloaded. I am totally stumped.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:50 AM
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Check for malware.

Delete and reinstall network drivers.

Uninstall and reinstall antivirus, consider switching to different antivirus.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:51 AM
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If you're not running into a malware issue, and Winblows isn't at fault (I know, right?), then we're looking at hardware.
Cable damaged? They tend to develop breaks right at the plugs.
Plug/socket dirty/corroded? Just a little bit of crap can do wonders for your frustration level.

Additional debug step: Try plugging computer into different port on router and/or running other computer on the port the problem child uses. Having a router drop just one port... wouldn't be the strangest thing I've seen.

Now to the expensive stuff. The NIC (Network Interface) itself. Yes, they can go out just like routers/modems without taking out the rest of the computer, even if it's a built-in. There are several options for a new NIC, both internal (a card put into a slot inside the computer) and external (usually via USB). A quick search shows both options starting at about $15, but with some looking, one can likely do better. Just make sure the NIC can actually keep up with your connection speeds, and it should be fine.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:49 PM
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Reinstalling drivers seem to do the trick. At least so far it has not happened again. Thank you.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:25 PM
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Back and finally got a network protocol error. *sighs* Cables not frayed, exchanging router ports did not help, so I guess it is probably NIC.
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