Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


CONSTANT internet dropping off every minute

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    CONSTANT internet dropping off every minute


    My laptop is a Lenovo Z580, the dropping off of internet has gotten worse over the weeks and it now d.c every minute even though it says it is connected in the side bar and i have to reconnect by disconnecting then reconnecting the wireless adapter. I have spent a long time troubleshooting this problem as soon as i come home from work, i have been on many forums and tried many different solutions from disabling power saver management, updating drivers, reseting TCP/IP and winsock as read on this forum and it only makes it worse.

    Every other device in my house is connected fine and it seems only to be a windows 8 problem as other laptops/computers in my house are all windows 7 and they work fine, i even got a new router a few days ago and it has made no difference.

    I don't really know what to do anymore, just patiently waiting for a windows 8 update.

    I had to disconnect/reconnect to post this

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Have you tried manually setting the IP address of the laptop to see if that makes a difference? It might be an issue with DHCP.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Hi, thanks for the quick reply , i've just done the above and will reply again to see if i'm still d.c
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    It hasn't worked, i tried manually setting the DNS and that does not work either.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfShish View Post
    My laptop is a Lenovo Z580, the dropping off of internet has gotten worse over the weeks and it now d.c every minute even though it says it is connected in the side bar and i have to reconnect by disconnecting then reconnecting the wireless adapter. I have spent a long time troubleshooting this problem as soon as i come home from work, i have been on many forums and tried many different solutions from disabling power saver management, updating drivers, reseting TCP/IP and winsock as read on this forum and it only makes it worse.

    Every other device in my house is connected fine and it seems only to be a windows 8 problem as other laptops/computers in my house are all windows 7 and they work fine, i even got a new router a few days ago and it has made no difference.

    I don't really know what to do anymore, just patiently waiting for a windows 8 update.

    I had to disconnect/reconnect to post this
    Lots of problem reported with the Z580 and Windows 8.

    Your best bet is to use the drivers from the Lenovo site. The chipset and the wireless drivers may help.

    Drivers and software - IdeaPad Z580 Notebook
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    It hasn't worked at all, anyways thanks for you help i'll have to try elsewhere

    Jacob
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    I'm wondering why disabling secure boot and booting up in safe mode was required just to uninstall the old driver and install the Windows one, might be a secure boot deal which I'm not entirely sure what it does with drivers.

    Long as it works, and I'm glad you reported back in because everyone with Lenovo Z580 and Windows 8 seems to have these types of problems. Let us know if the Windows driver holds up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    I'm wondering why disabling secure boot and booting up in safe mode was required just to uninstall the old driver and install the Windows one, might be a secure boot deal which I'm not entirely sure what it does with drivers.

    Long as it works, and I'm glad you reported back in because everyone with Lenovo Z580 and Windows 8 seems to have these types of problems. Let us know if the Windows driver holds up.
    I'm a bit lost too on the booting up in safe mode , but what matters is that I can confirm that it WORKS for most if not all lenovo laptops with windows 8. I have had no problems so far and I hope it stays this way. If I do then I don't know what I'll do.

    thanks everyone
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

CONSTANT internet dropping off every minute
Related Threads
Hello there, Im encountering this strange problem for a couple of months now and at first i thought it might be an ISP issue. But i realise it may not be. The wifi icon occassionally has an exclamation mark on it indicating no internet access despite being connected to the network. When i run...
Hello everyone. I am an IT guy and long time Internet user. Recently bought 3 laptops for the household (1 HP Envy TouchSmart m7 Sleekbook, and 2 Gateway NV570P10u Touchscreen Laptops) Laptops came with Windows 8, I immediately upgraded to Windows 8.1 so I cannot say if things were working...
Hi! I just got a windows 8.1 laptop, everything works fine except when I try to open files. It takes me more than a minute to load this PC, downloads, or any other folders. I don't really know what to do. Thank you very much for the help!
Hi, This is a strange one.... Whenever I boot my system, it makes it to the login screen in about 15 seconds. Then stays there frozen for about a minute before I can type in my password. The problem is due to the mouse and keyboard not working, they do eventually work if i wait long enough....
Had internet a minute ago... in Network & Sharing
I have a laptop I bought last fall with Windows 8. Everything has worked fine until just now. I had internet a moment ago and now it is telling me that there is no connection available. I have checked to see if the wifi was turned off. ALl my other devices are working fin. I went to check that...
Internet randomly dropping in Network & Sharing
Hi. Since I installed w8 my internet has been randomly dropping out. I have a WD MyNet 750 router and a D-link DFE-530TX+PCL fast Ethernet adapter with the most up to date firmware and driver, respectively. We have a gateway DX4300-05 desktop, Acer laptop, android and windows smartphones, and an...
BSOD about 1 minute after starting in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hello, since the windows update today i'm getting the bsod everytime i start windows. I upgraded from Win7 Professional 64bit to Win8 64bit. I would apprerciate any help. Thanks a lot in advance! brink182
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook