Windows 10: Internet Connection drops regularly


  1. Posts : 79
    windows 10 64 bit v1607 v1709 (6/11/17)
       17 Nov 2017 #1

    Internet Connection drops regularly


    Feels like this is my home, spent the last week in here. Good news- one has been resolved thanks to members, one will be soon. This is the third.
    I'm running my ASUS laptop wirelessly most of the time, so I can get around my apartment. The router is a Linksys Broadband G router. Starting maybe 2-3 weeks ago the connection suddenly dropped and would not reconnect. After waiting some time, I got it to reconnect. Then after several upgrades and downgrades- up to 1703, down to 1607, up to 1703 then up to1709- the dropping issue is frequent; every boot or reboot, every hibernate or restart or shutdown, and in between. The thing most noticed is that even when I click the box to connect automatically, it removes the checkmark every time it disconnects, not what I have previously experienced. The reconnect usually takes seconds, but if I am downloading I will lose that.

    I was recently upgrading a friend's computer when I noticed that my wireless connection dropped, while her wired connection was still working. I have checked the drivers for the Mediatek Wifi adapter and the Realtek family adapter, and both are the most up-to-date.

    Can it be my ASUS computer?... can it be the router, which is maybe 10 years old, but which has worked flawlessly until now? or something else you might know about? Would appreciate any thoughts/suggestions you have.

    keesadad in Mississauga ON
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  2.    17 Nov 2017 #2

    When it drops does the router show it's connected to the net? Being a g router it belongs in a museum it will struggle with speed of modern PC top speed is 54 meg modern routers can do 3 gig the CPU inside is like an ancient pc
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  3. Posts : 79
    windows 10 64 bit v1607 v1709 (6/11/17)
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    When it drops does the router show it's connected to the net? Being a g router it belongs in a museum it will struggle with speed of modern PC top speed is 54 meg modern routers can do 3 gig the CPU inside is like an ancient pc
    Thanks Samuria,
    I was expecting to get this kind of reply, that was almost my first thought, though I didn't think of the 'museum' aspect (lol). I was hoping that it wouldn't be that, I've spent so much lately on other things. Do you have a recommendation for a router that might last another 10 years?
    keesadad
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  4.    17 Nov 2017 #4

    keesadad said: View Post
    Thanks Samuria,
    I was expecting to get this kind of reply, that was almost my first thought, though I didn't think of the 'museum' aspect (lol). I was hoping that it wouldn't be that, I've spent so much lately on other things. Do you have a recommendation for a router that might last another 10 years?
    keesadad
    Nothing in IT lasts 10 yrs ... sorry to say - the flip-side is, it gets cheap quite quickly - so regular replacement is not a big deal.
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