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Laptop limits network while downloading


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#1 alexvhrk

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:29 AM

I've found that anytime I'm downloading anything bigger than 500 MB, my network connectivity drops to nothing after a few minutes.  All I have to do is go to the laptop in question and click on the wireless icon over on the task bar, literally, I just click on it to view the available wireless connections. Boom, like magic, the connection re initializes.  It's only a nuisance at this point as it takes only seconds to fix the issue but if I leave it to DL all night or all day, I wont be there to fix the issue.

 

I know this disconnection problem is quite common, but I think some insight would really help me here.

 

The laptop is a Toshiba 7350 Windows 8.1 w/ all windows updates up-to-date.

 

 



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#2 alexvhrk

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 05:45 AM

The icon I am clicking is shown in the picture I attached.

 

I tried downloading Heroes of the Storm yesterday (4GB) and I had to babysit the laptop the entire time because it kept disconnecting.  Any ideas? It's like magic, I just click the icon and bam the connection kicks back up.

 

I added the laptop to the network about a month ago.  I am running 60 MB internet speed through charter.  My modem is up-to-snuff and my router seems to be working fine.

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:44 AM

what doesthe icon look like before you click it? Is there a yellow triangle on it? a red X? Sounds like it is going to sleep, like in power saver mode.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:26 PM

It has the Yellow Alert icon next to it.  I went into the wireless adapter card properties and unchecked the "turn off device to save power" and I went to Power Options and set everything to High Performance as well.



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Posted 15 July 2015 - 04:33 PM

did it help?


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:35 AM

Actually no I still have this issue.  I have attempted now to remove my configuration from ipv4 and that actually caused more damage.  With a set IP and a few set DNS servers I only drop my connection whenever I download something, without it, it just drops out completely randomly.

 

I attached my ipv4 configuration.  I'm really just not sure what else to try here.

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