Hi, I've got a Win 10 64 bit desktop PC. It's my workhorse and has been working fine.
Recent changes: we moved our phone line and I started getting signal drop-out. My old NIC had no new drivers so we upgraded both the router and the wifi card moving from 802.2g to ac capability. That worked for a little while. Then I hit the issue that MS caused with their system update in early December when HTTP was dropping out.
The short version of fixing that was:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
When the fix came in KB3206632 it was installed on 14th December and the problem went away. I have been using my PC just fine since then.
A couple of days ago I went to try to access some files on my NAS. I could not see the NAS in Explorer. I hadn't tried to use it for a while but I could ping it just fine. I simply couldn't see it in my explorer.
I went to start to search for info to help online. As I did my browser started to freeze - or rather to timeout on even getting Google up. For a while I could see HTTPS pages like Facebook or Google Calendar but they too stopped working.
I tried a reboot.
I tried to reboot the router (though all other PCs in the house could access the net just fine - like the laptop I'm working on now).
I tried the above sequnece of commands from before the MS patch went in.
I tried uninstalling the adapter driver and scanning for hardware, then pointing it at the Archer T9E PCI Express Adapter driver that I had downloaded from TPLink which is the Archer T9E_V1_151026 driver. For some reason (probably because the driver is an exe) it installs by default a driver from 06/02/2014.
I therefore tried uninstalling the adapter driver and rather than scanning for new hardware simply running the T9E_V1_151026 setup (as it is an executable). It ends up still installing a driver from 06/02/2014 version 188.8.131.52
I've also gone into Settings>Networking and Internet>Network Reset.
I've tried running without AVG Internet Security enabled in case it was a firewall issue.
From an admin command prompt I can:
ping 192.168.1.1 (router)
I can therefore see various sites, DNS resolution seems to be happening.
When I go to a browser (I've tried Firefox, which is my default, Chrome and Edge) and try to go to BBC - Home I get a message that the connection was reset whilst the page was loading. When I go to Facebook it just times out (though yesterday I did an update on Facebook and yet could not get to BBC. When I go to Google Calendar it times out, now, but this morning I couldn't get Google up but I could post an entry in my calendar and see it on my phone! So sometimes HTTPS things are working but HTTP ones are not at all. At this moment I can't get it to respond to any site, HTTP or HTTPS.
I have tried toing to my router Dashboard (usual default 192.168.1.1 stuff) but it times out.
When I try the network troubleshooter it just sits there and spins its wheels - it never times out, it just sits there.
I'm not going via a proxy.
I am very confused that "sometimes" HTTPS works, but other times it doesn't. I'm confused why I can ping by name or address but can get neither name nor address to work in the browser.
My tecchie days are too long ago to be current on Win 10 so I'm sure there must be stuff I am missing but don't know what.
Has anyone got any bright ideas, please? I'm stuck.