I have a desktop running Windows 7 on an ASUS motherboard and I have to use a USB wireless adapter for internet; the adapter is a Cisco Linksys model AE2500. I can connect to a network fine but approximately every 20 minutes I lose internet access without being dropped from the network completely. To fix it I have to right click the network icon in the taskbar and choose 'Troubleshoot problems.' This fixes it pretty much every time saying that what was fixed was the 'The default gateway was not available'. I play online games so having a connection that keeps dropping out is going to be really inconvenient.
This has happened with this computer in 2 different houses; with 2 different modem routers; and using 2 different wireless adapters so I'm thinking this has to be something with the actual computer. In my first house I was able to use a wired connection to overrun this problem and it worked fine, but that is not an option at my new location. I saw forum posts about changing the power settings to prevent USB connections from being dropped to save power and I disabled these options but I am still experimenting this problem. The modem/router I am currently using is a Cisco Linksys E1500.
If anyone has additional recommendations for things to change that would be great; if there is additional information needed about my computer/adapter/modem let me know.
Edit: I should also mention that others in the house can hold a stable internet connection just fine with laptops
Edited by afl0ck0fg0ats, 22 June 2014 - 02:09 PM.