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Strange Connectivity Problems since Win7 Reformat (using direct line)

Discussion in 'Networking' started by LearningGirl, Nov 6, 2011.

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  1. LearningGirl

    LearningGirl Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, been years since I posted here for help!

    But I have finally run into a problem which stumps me... I recently did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 x64, making sure to update all my drivers and such. According to the Device Manager, I have the most recent driver for my Router. I use a TP-Link TL-WR941N Router which provides both Wireless and direct line, and am currently running off the direct line.

    The internet "works" but while browsing in Firefox I get MANY dropped connections when trying to load even simple HTML pages. I have become VERY acquainted with the "Server Not Found" error, I'll get it on just about any page. However, refreshing enough times (or more commonly, waiting 5 minutes) will usually load the page.

    I have noticed that during periods of trouble, the browser will say "Looking up www.[whatever].com..." for only about half a millisecond before returning a "Server Not Found" error. I have also noticed that I have the least amount of trouble from websites with very beefy servers, such as Youtube or Facebook.
    Additionally, I can play online games for hours with seemingly no trouble. Even though the problem is CONSTANT within Firefox, I have never had so much as a single lag spike in TF2. Torrents and most other things are also totally fine.

    I have anticipated that you guys will probably want to see my DSL Reports Line Quality Test, so take a look at it here: http://i.imgur.com/IuFRx.png
    And here is a SpeedTest, which seems to indicate I get GREAT download speeds: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1577127547.png

    Sometimes, pages will "load", but are displaying clearly wrong, with images missing and formatting all messed up: http://i.imgur.com/V8eZ2.png

    Thank you for any help that you can offer,

    LearningGirl



    EDIT: I should also add that I have tried the basic things, such as restarting the router, returning to factory settings, unplugging/replugging, etc. Ugh.... right now I am getting 25 kbps downloading a 22MB driver for my printer from Epson.com (presumably a large, capable server). Just terrible...
     
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    LearningGirl Thread Starter

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