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Windows 8.1 loses wired internet connection

  1. #51


    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    Man what a mess..

    Do you have a firewall on? Have you messed with any firewall rules??

    I would just backup all your files you want to keep and clean fresh install windows 8.1 if you have your key..

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  2. #52


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    Thanks Dude.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    right click the network icon in the taskbar and click on open network and sharing center
    click on change adapter settings
    right click your ethernet icon and click properties
    Click configure, then click advanced tab, then click speed and duplex and change the value

    It seems to be so simple, yet it's worked for the past 2 hours. No disconnects -- yet. It was driving me mad.

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  3. #53


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I recently changed to Avast internet Security and started to experience frequent DNS connection drop out problems so I thought I would try the solution offered by ActionFlash (#26).
    Using https://www.whatsmydns.net/dns/ I looked up my ISP (Optusnet) DNS server address and reconfigured my connection as advised.

    I have no more problems, thank you.
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