Random Internet Disconnections ( Not Modem )

Apr 2, 2010
  1. For the past month my internet seems to be randomly dropping out. After Reseting my modem, router, and adapter it would sometimes come back up.

    I reset my router to Factory settings and re configured the whole thing.
    I called my ISP and had them monitor my connection for drops.

    They did not detect any drop so it has to be on my end. I usually have a Voip running. Either Ventrillo or Teamspeak. These are where i most regularly notice the disconnects.

    I started uninstalling programs that i did not use anymore. I downloaded and reinstalled new drivers and had some success. Today however i started experiencing the disconnects again.

    Its a realtek Ethernet adapter on a gigabyte board. GA-EP45T-UD3LR

    I have ordered a new router to see if thats the issue. if not does anyone have any suggestions that i should try

  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,564   +258

    If not, then the adapter would be next. Wireless adapter I presume?

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    No its on board on the motherboard. I just had another disconnection about 5 minutes ago running ventrillo and google chrome.

    I the realtek diagnostic utility and after i run the tests it says there is no hardware errors.

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    My network setup is DSL Modem ----> Dlink DGL 4300 -----> wired - my computer / living room wireless - 2 laptops and iphones.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,742   +383

    any phone in the house must have the DSL phone filter or else this symptom occurs when the phone is in use.

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Only have one phone hooked up. An it has a filter.

    My only guess that's it's my router conflicting with my modem.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,564   +258

    I had a D-Link DGL 4300 that worked great but finally failed. I replaced it with another 4300 but this one put out a weaker signal such that my wireless connections would sometimes drop but my one wired PC would always be fine. Evidently, that is not the same with you. Anyway, I eventually bought a D-Link DGL-4500 and that solved my weak signal problem. Since you've already ordered a new router, hopefully that will fix your problem.

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    hopefully :haha:
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