Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Disconnection from Internet every 20 mins! How can I fix?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Disconnection from Internet every 20 mins! How can I fix?

    So I have tried going to windows forums, but they are no help! I have been having this problem, which randomly started up about 2 months ago, that I tolerated until it got much worse. My computer randomly disconnects from the wifi, and goes to limited, and from there I have to disconnect and reconnect to the wifi. I have tried everything, even making sure that my computer cannot turn on the wifi. I have a Asus q500a laptop, running windows 8. The last time it happened, I ran troubleshooter, and it said the default. gateway is not available, and it was fixed by resetting the network browser. I have noticed that this happens while i have 3 or 4 tabs open, or youtube open. I need this to be solved, because I use this computer for school work, and I cant get anything done!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    Check Control Panel > Device Manager > Locate your wifi card > Right Click > Properties > Power Management
    Make sure Turn off this device is unchecked.

    Try to connect directly to your router via ethernet if you can, to check if the problems come from your internet connection or your wifi setup.

    If your problems are only on wifi then they might come from other wifi networks competing with yours (Maybe one of your neighbors recently installed a new Wifi and it messes up with yours). Try going to yor router's admin page, usually :
    Change your wifi channel, try 1, 6 or 11.

    You can also download and install inSSIDer for Home ? Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek, it gives you some information on your wifi environment and might help you choose a better channel.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Disconnection from Internet every 20 mins! How can I fix?

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
BSOD after few mins of internet DRIVER_IRQL..(wfplwfs.sys)
I'm getting the below BSOD when connecting and using the internet at my new apartment after few minutes (usually after 10mins but sometimes less or more than that). This is not happening at my work or when using any other wireless networks. DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (wfplwfs.sys) I'm not...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Network disconnection issues
So, I have a HP TouchPavillion laptop that I got a few months ago, and it has been working great until now. My internet connection is being randomly disconnected for no reason, and whenever I download something, the download speed will suddenly drop until it reaches 0 bytes per second, even though...
Network & Sharing
How to Delete Outlook Email in bulk w/out a Disconnection?
So I'm making the switch from one email client to One problem: I had all of the mail from my previous email account forwarded to the one to which I'm switching, meaning I have over 50,000 emails (literally) that I need to delete. When I try to delete them in bulk (right click:...
Browsers & Mail
hi everyone my internet keeps disconnecting, when I reconnect I get message that their is problem with my network wireless adaptor and it has been reset but it still keeps disconnecting, can anyone help regards calmat
Network & Sharing
disconnection problem
hi everyone I am having a problem with my network wireless connector, my computer keeps disconnecting and I have to reconnect. how can I stop this from happening. regards Calmat
Network & Sharing
No wake up after hibernating and disconnection from mains
Hello, when I set my PC to hibernate, my understand is that it is being shut off. After hibernating, I sometimes completely switch off the power by pushing a button a socket or unplugging the cord to save energy during a long absence. I've always done this on the same PC when it had Win 7...
General Support
Internet stopping after 15-20 mins!!
Hey, need a bit of help. My laptop is new (got it for Christmas) and ever since I have loaded it up it has been constantly disconnecting me from the internet every 15-20 minutes, even though it says I am still connected to the router, it just won't give me internet access. I know it is not my...
Network & Sharing

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook