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connection dropping every few seconds

Discussion in 'Networking' started by toolman123, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. toolman123

    toolman123 Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2010
    Hi there,

    For the past week or so I have not been able to connect to the internet on one of my PCs (not wireless). There is another PC in the house and 3 laptops which are all ok.

    It connects for a few seconds and then drops again. It sometimes stays connected, but is very slow. When doing a speed check, it is running at 8kbps compared to around 7000kbps on the other PC.

    I am running Vista, plenty of disk space and RAM. I have done virus checks, spyware checks cleanups etc, but still the same problem. I have tried restarting the router and changing ports, but nothing.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else could be causing this?

  2. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    Hi:Sounds very much like an adapter problem.
    Two things:
    When connection drops,let's see this:
    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

    The other thing you might do is go to the pc makers web site,download/install the current driver for the adapter
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Could also be a defective cable.
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