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  1. staffingpro

    staffingpro Thread Starter

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    I'm using a laptop on my home network, running windows 7. All of sudden it starts dropping the network connections. you can fix it and it comes right back, will stay connected for about 1 minute then disconnects again. Have checked everything I can see. Ran updates on drivers for network card etc. nothing changes. In the control panel, checked system devices and everything looks good.

    My desktop is also hardwired to the router and have no problems with it so do not think it is a router problem. Any advice
     
  2. TerryNet

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    For a good connection and for when it has been dropped please show ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. staffingpro

    staffingpro Thread Starter

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    Here you go. Strange last night everything started working as normal, I did nothing to changes anything. thought I would send tis anyway to see if there is or was something there.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Mary>iconfig/all
    'iconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Users\Mary>ipconfig / all

    Error: unrecognized or incomplete command line.

    USAGE:
    ipconfig [/all compartments] [/? | /all |
    /renew [adapter] | /release [adapter] |
    /renew6 [adapter] | /release6 [adapter] |
    /flushdns | /displaydns | /registers |
    /showclassid adapter |
    /setclassid adapter [classid] |
    /showcased adapter |
    /setclassid6 adapter [classid] ]

    where
    adapter Connection name
    (wildcard characters * and ? allowed, see examples)

    Options:
    /? Display this help message
    /all Display full configuration information.
    /release Release the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.
    /release6 Release the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.
    /renew Renew the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.
    /renew6 Renew the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.
    /flushdns Purges the DNS Resolver cache.
    /registerdns Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names
    /displaydns Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache.
    /showclassid Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter.
    /setclassid Modifies the dhcp class id.
    /showclassid6 Displays all the IPv6 DHCP class IDs allowed for adapter
    .
    /setclassid6 Modifies the IPv6 DHCP class id.


    The default is to display only the IP address, subnet mask and
    default gateway for each adapter bound to TCP/IP.

    For Release and Renew, if no adapter name is specified, then the IP address
    leases for all adapters bound to TCP/IP will be released or renewed.

    For Setclassid and Setclassid6, if no ClassId is specified, then the ClassId is
    removed.

    Examples:
    > ipconfig ... Show information
    > ipconfig /all ... Show detailed information
    > ipconfig /renew ... renew all adapters
    > ipconfig /renew EL* ... renew any connection that has its
    name starting with EL
    > ipconfig /release *Con* ... release all matching connections,
    eg. "Local Area Connection 1" or
    "Local Area Connection 2"
    > ipconfig /allcompartments ... Show information about all
    compartments
    > ipconfig /allcompartments /all ... Show detailed information about all
    compartments

    C:\Users\Mary>
     
  4. staffingpro

    staffingpro Thread Starter

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    Can you take another look. It was working and now it is doing the same thing, keeps dropping the connection every minute. Look forward to your reply. Gary
     
  5. TerryNet

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    See post # 2. And, please remember that we want to see the results of ipconfig /all, not the mini man page when you make a typing mistake. :)
     
  6. staffingpro

    staffingpro Thread Starter

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    I found the problem. there is a switch that turns the wifi on and off, it was in the msconfig area. So at this time everything is looking Good. thanks for the followup and the help.
     
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