1.    28 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 5

    Suddenly no more internet connection (wired)


    So yesterday I was transfering 2 movies from my external hard drive. Since then, my internet connection has been gone.

    We have 2 more machines (1 desktop, 1 laptop) both wired and 2 phones (wireless) who have perfect internet connections.
    I tried another cable and reset my router but both didn't work. The light on the ethernet adapter is steady orange. So I guess I won't be a hardware failure?

    I have run an anti-virus scan, anti-malware scan, DNS flush. All of that didn't work. It was very suddenly that the connection just got lost.

    Any suggestions? I've been looking around on google but didn't find a solution yet...


    - Windows is showing my ethernet adapter (which is named 'intel ethernet connection (2) i218-v') in device manager
    - I have tried deleting the ethernet adapter aswell as the network adapter (without losing the driver) and rebooted so windows could re-install. It did but didn't work.
    - Have tried reinstalling the drivers for the LAN adapter using the install-CD, but it didn't make a difference.
    - I have deleted Avast, also to no avail.
    - Used the cable from the non-functioning desktop on the functioning one, cable is working fine...
    Last edited by timpiej; 28 May 2016 at 11:09.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    28 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 5

    I tried for driver updates on the intel ethernet connection i218-v and got to this site:
    Download Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows® 10

    Downloaded the driver, installed and it worked!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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