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Problem connecting to router

  1. #1

    Problem connecting to router


    My internet connection used to only drop out once in several months if that. It has now started happening at least once an hour. I have a wireless router but connect to it via powerline adapters. We have 3 other computers and a couple of phones all connecting to the internet visa the router with no problems, so the trouble seems to lie with my PC.

    When I lose the connection I try right clicking on the PC (with yellow exclamation mark) in the notification area, but this has no effect. If I try restarting the computer it won't restart it hangs on restarting. If I hold the power switch in to shut off the PC then after it has restarted (still with n o connection) if I then run the trouble shooter it then gives me an option to carry out repairsd as administrator and this finally gets me connected.

    Is iut a dodgy Ethernet adapter? (broadlink gigabit - cant find any drivers online anywhere)

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Since you are using Powerline adapaters for ethernet connections. That right there is what you need to eliminate. Run Cat-5e drops from where the router is, to where the computers are. You most likely will find that after the Powerline adapters are out of the system. Everything will work fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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