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Internet Connection suddeny drops out

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jaffa12345, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. jaffa12345

    jaffa12345 Thread Starter

    Dec 21, 2007
    I bought a new computer recently with Windows Vista and connected it to my Netcomm NB9W router. Everything was working fine for about a week or 2 but then my internet connection would just randomly drop out . When clicking on the diagnose button on windows vista it said it couldnt detect a problem and prompted me to reset my network adapter. After doing this it works perfectly. I tried changing my ethernet cable and also different router ports but i got the same problem. I bought the router only about 2 months ago and so I'm out of ideas.

    P.S. I assembled the computer my self which im pretty inexperienced at so I might have made a mistake or something on the motherboard.

    P.S.S The ADSL light on the router is always lit during these dropouts
  2. reezin14


    Oct 16, 2007
    Does this happen at certain times,maybe there is some type of interference(phone,microwave) causing the signal to drop. Also go the your manufactures website of the wireless adapter and see if they have updated drivers for your card if so download them and try it out. One more thing to check is if windows is the only app trying to control your connection and not both wireless adapter & windows.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    FWIW, this might be because the Vista machine goes into sleep mode. Try adjusting the power settings for the NIC to not allow power savings. I had to put a different NIC in my Vista machine, the ABIT MB NIC had that problem and I could never get it to stop dying. The Added Intel gigabit NIC works fine.
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