Ethernet connection recognized for 1 second every 30 seconds

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    Ethernet connection recognized for 1 second every 30 seconds

    hi all and thanks for reading...

    windows 10 machine, up to date, wireless is fine, though ethernet says disconnected when it is connected, and every 25-30 seconds the ethernet connection flashes 'identifying' for 1 second then goes back to disconnected. it's a Dell Inspiron 24, with a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller installed, and drivers up to most up to date available (June 2017). Windows 10 all up to date. have tried the same ethernet connection on another machine and it is fine there. Something about this specific machine. wireless is ok so I can still post here thankfully!

    Any guidance is very gratefully received...
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  2. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    1010 Pro on all on various machines version 2004

    Hello and welcome chriswin mate have you tried the dell support site for the Ethernet driver (LAN) as I never fully rely on Windows updates either in 10 or 7 to update drivers from specific manufacturers.
    Drivers Downloads | Dell Australia
    I would be inclined to use the detect product option and then look for a LAN driver.

    Having said that I have found the Dell support site rather convoluted but just persist and contact them if you have to.
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    Thread Starter

    hey thanks a lot ICIT2LOL for the suggestion - I like to think I have all drivers up to date - have done so through dell rather than windows. thanks for reading!
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  4. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    1010 Pro on all on various machines version 2004

    No problems mate it is just that for many years I think (and they still do) many think that the Windows feature is the best thing and to some extent 10 now is fairly good - but I still prefer it from the horses mouth as it were

    Edit: I should have added mate if the machine is out of warranty then maybe it would be an idea to fit a PCI Ethernet card they are really inexpensive and really easy to fit and I don't know how you feel about that but if you want my opinion that is what I would do and I rally do like TP-Link stuff see this
    TP-LINK - Gigabit Ethernet PCI Network Adapter Card 101000 Mbps - TG-3269 - as you can see not expensive and there are plenty of other brands in the Newegg site including quite a few Intel ones if you just Google Newegg and search for Ethernet cards
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