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  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Internet Connection Problems


    I'm having this persistent problem with my Wifi. I'm using a 802.11n USB Wirless LAN Card aka Panda Wireless USB to connect to my router in my home. The connection will drop every 1 minute. The USB will stop flashing or completely turn off. I can unplug it and replug it back in, but this is a never ending loop. I have done the following troubleshooting steps:


    • 1. Reinstalled my NVIDA networking controller driver/display drivers
      2. Reinstalled the USB driver/profile
      3. Checked event viewer (Nothing shows up besides it saying that "Previous connection aren't in range")
      4. Tried another USB slot on my computer
      5. Made sure my router is broadcasting the right SSID
      6. Restarted computer
      7. Checked firewall settings



    I'm totally lost. It just will NOT work whatsoever. SFC /scannow says it found issues, but can't fix them. When I check in Device Manager it shows that the device is working properly. Any help would be appreciated because I'm totally furious at this point.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Really depends on how powerful the USB adapter is in receiving the signal from the Access Point. Also depends on how good the Signal quality is from the Access Point.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by HHR View Post
    I'm having this persistent problem with my Wifi. I'm using a 802.11n USB Wirless LAN Card aka Panda Wireless USB to connect to my router in my home. The connection will drop every 1 minute. The USB will stop flashing or completely turn off. I can unplug it and replug it back in, but this is a never ending loop. I have done the following troubleshooting steps:


    • 1. Reinstalled my NVIDA networking controller driver/display drivers
      2. Reinstalled the USB driver/profile
      3. Checked event viewer (Nothing shows up besides it saying that "Previous connection aren't in range")
      4. Tried another USB slot on my computer
      5. Made sure my router is broadcasting the right SSID
      6. Restarted computer
      7. Checked firewall settings



    I'm totally lost. It just will NOT work whatsoever. SFC /scannow says it found issues, but can't fix them. When I check in Device Manager it shows that the device is working properly. Any help would be appreciated because I'm totally furious at this point.
    If sfc is showing problem then most likely you won't be able to fix the problem unless the system files are repaired.

    Try running the sfc scan again, reboot the machine after that, run the scan another time as it typically takes three passes to fix problems "if it can fix them". Let me know if it passes, I have another file that can fix problems with the network stack.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HHR View Post
    I'm having this persistent problem with my Wifi. I'm using a 802.11n USB Wirless LAN Card aka Panda Wireless USB to connect to my router in my home. The connection will drop every 1 minute. The USB will stop flashing or completely turn off. I can unplug it and replug it back in, but this is a never ending loop. I have done the following troubleshooting steps:


    • 1. Reinstalled my NVIDA networking controller driver/display drivers
      2. Reinstalled the USB driver/profile
      3. Checked event viewer (Nothing shows up besides it saying that "Previous connection aren't in range")
      4. Tried another USB slot on my computer
      5. Made sure my router is broadcasting the right SSID
      6. Restarted computer
      7. Checked firewall settings



    I'm totally lost. It just will NOT work whatsoever. SFC /scannow says it found issues, but can't fix them. When I check in Device Manager it shows that the device is working properly. Any help would be appreciated because I'm totally furious at this point.
    If sfc is showing problem then most likely you won't be able to fix the problem unless the system files are repaired.

    Try running the sfc scan again, reboot the machine after that, run the scan another time as it typically takes three passes to fix problems "if it can fix them". Let me know if it passes, I have another file that can fix problems with the network stack.
    Please give me that other file as I attempt to use SFC. Also, I know there's no problems with the USB because this problem occurred randomly after working for months. I even bought a new USB.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by HHR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HHR View Post
    I'm having this persistent problem with my Wifi. I'm using a 802.11n USB Wirless LAN Card aka Panda Wireless USB to connect to my router in my home. The connection will drop every 1 minute. The USB will stop flashing or completely turn off. I can unplug it and replug it back in, but this is a never ending loop. I have done the following troubleshooting steps:


    • 1. Reinstalled my NVIDA networking controller driver/display drivers
      2. Reinstalled the USB driver/profile
      3. Checked event viewer (Nothing shows up besides it saying that "Previous connection aren't in range")
      4. Tried another USB slot on my computer
      5. Made sure my router is broadcasting the right SSID
      6. Restarted computer
      7. Checked firewall settings



    I'm totally lost. It just will NOT work whatsoever. SFC /scannow says it found issues, but can't fix them. When I check in Device Manager it shows that the device is working properly. Any help would be appreciated because I'm totally furious at this point.
    If sfc is showing problem then most likely you won't be able to fix the problem unless the system files are repaired.

    Try running the sfc scan again, reboot the machine after that, run the scan another time as it typically takes three passes to fix problems "if it can fix them". Let me know if it passes, I have another file that can fix problems with the network stack.
    Please give me that other file as I attempt to use SFC. Also, I know there's no problems with the USB because this problem occurred randomly after working for months. I even bought a new USB.
    There reset file probably won't have en effect until after the system passes the scan.

    Even then you could have other problems because system file corruption is typically caused from a virus or malware so scanning for those would also be required.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HHR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    If sfc is showing problem then most likely you won't be able to fix the problem unless the system files are repaired.

    Try running the sfc scan again, reboot the machine after that, run the scan another time as it typically takes three passes to fix problems "if it can fix them". Let me know if it passes, I have another file that can fix problems with the network stack.
    Please give me that other file as I attempt to use SFC. Also, I know there's no problems with the USB because this problem occurred randomly after working for months. I even bought a new USB.
    There reset file probably won't have en effect until after the system passes the scan.

    Even then you could have other problems because system file corruption is typically caused from a virus or malware so scanning for those would also be required.
    Ok, I will scan the computer three times and report back to you.

    As for scanning for viruses, I've done that over a million times. I have Malwarebytes Pro and I've done the flash scan or just about every other scan they have. Also checked for any unknown processes working in the background. Deleted unneeded programs. Still occurs.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro
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  8. #8


    A screen shot works better for me. If you can't pass the sfc scan then you have some more system file corruption or store component corruption. You need to run the DISM repair scan in this case. Follow the directions in the link then run the DISM repair scan. Let me know what it says.

    Accessing internet
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  9. #9


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    A screen shot works better for me. If you can't pass the sfc scan then you have some more system file corruption or store component corruption. You need to run the DISM repair scan in this case. Follow the directions in the link then run the DISM repair scan. Let me know what it says.

    Accessing internet
    Is there an actual image file I can download? The main computer loses internet around every 1 minute so downloading this through CMD is almost impossible. If there's an image file then I can download it from another computer and run it on my main.
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  10. #10


    You don't really need to download anything. You can just open an elevated command prompt and run the following command.

    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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