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Keep losing internet connection on Windows 8

  1. #11

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1, Android 4.0.3 on TF101

    I've had the problem on my windows 8 box for some days; applied the reset Winsock and TCPIP entries (twice), and SO FAR, holding my connection right now. Fingers crossed (am still working via the Android tablet and keeping an eye on the Win8 laptop, for now). Not seeing je thumbs up icon on Andoid, but if all holds, will sign back in via the working laptop and give credit! :-)

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  2. #12

    Posts : 14
    XP, Win 7, Win 8

    I had a weird thing happen that's worth mentioning. After reading an article on security, i wanted to make sure that router settings could only be changed by the computer connected using a cable. I used Firefox to open modem settings. Everything was okay, so I closed the browser. That night I started having connection problems on two laptops. One finally quit connecting at all.

    Repeated the procedure with FF to make sure I hadn't changed a router setting the first time I went in. Problems persisted. Went back in a third time, but this time, when I quit, I LOGGED OUT. Problems solved.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    Even though it might be bothersome, disabling DHCP and setting up network settings manually helps in 95% cases. It is normal for wifi to loose signal for a second, but in order to reconnect, it has to find the wifi, verify it, get a new IP and that takes time and if it has lost the signal once, it can loose it again, so people might end up in a never ending reconnecting loop. If it is set manually and the connection is lost for a second, you can get back on track in a matter of seconds, hitting F5/refresh button in a browser will usually do.

    Change TCP/IP settings - Windows Help
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  4. #14

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1, Android 4.0.3 on TF101

    I'm back. As reported, resetting the Winsock and TCPIP helped a great deal, but still the external IP disappeared (on my network metering gadget) and the "Page cannot be displayed" error was back, no apparent IPV6 connection, all on IE.

    Yet. I was doing some DLing of a router firmware update (while I still had internet, and to investigate the problem further by eliminating a router firmware problem in case it existed) and the FTP based download failed. The online support chat for D-Link suggested I use a different browser because apparently IE (on W8?) was known to have occasional problems with refusing FTP I cranked up Chrome in background and was successful with the FTP DL.

    All this is background. I did some further testing (to avoid a) resetting all my Windows Network settings to default and b) messing with the router some more). Strangely, even if the external IP disappeared (on my network metering gadget) and the "Page cannot be displayed" error was back on IE, I could access the outside world via Chrome! So the router was safe from my finagling.

    In the end, rather than continue to be irritated with the IE and network gadget and work constantly (for other reasons) on Chrome, I finally implemented the WIN 8.1 DL, reinstalled my network printer, and my Gadget pack, et voila, WIN network settings cleaned up (culprit, in the end, for all of this).

    Oh, and to be on the save side, in my router interface, ensured my Reserved (not Static) IP addresses were intact, once I could get back to the Admin panel via web interface. I have Network filtering by NIC address and Reserved IP addresses for all my household networked 'devices', including a Pogoplug with several HDDs attached, which is ACTUALLY where my problem started, after I tweaked SOMETHING in the network settings and I lost connection with the Pogoplug... sigh.

    Hope this helps someone out there.
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