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All of my Network Adapters die.

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#1 Mr_Explodinator


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

I've gone through 4 Network Adapters for my computer. I always use wired ethernet for internet access off my Vizio router. No other computers on the network have any issue.

About a year ago I started having problems where my internet would cut in and out 2 minutes online, 30 seconds off, for DAYS on end. It never just failed, it would do this and sometimes even stop disconnecting for weeks at a time. Then finally it got unbearable and I tried switching to the 2nd onboard Ethernet plug and Ta-da it worked just fine again for about 4 months, then I started having the same issue of disconnects and re-connects, so I decided to swap it back to the old port but it was still broken. This time I went and bought a PCI Network adapter from a local computer repair place and again it worked fine, for another 4 months, then it too fell victim to the same series of connecting and disconnecting. So again I went out and bought ANOTHER PCI network adapter this one made it just a few months and today I started having the same issue. I've tried using different ports in the router, I didn't really expect it to make a difference and so far it hasn't.

Has anyone else heard of such a problem, or would it be wiser for me to just buy a new motherboard and hope it solves the problem? 


My specs:


Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 870 @ 2.93GHz 44 °C
Lynnfield 45nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (10-11-11-28)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55-UD5 (Socket 1156) 33 °C
E233H (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti (NVIDIA) 30 °C
Hard Drives
298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAJS-60M0A0 ATA Device (SATA) 34 °C
112GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB ATA Device (SSD) 28 °C
932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EURX-73C57Y0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 °C
Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)

Edited by Mr_Explodinator, 13 August 2015 - 04:17 PM.

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#2 YeahBleeping


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 03:50 PM

So the only things that have remained constant besides the router is the Ethernet cable and the Motherboard?  I guess I'd start with a different eithernet cable.  This sure sounds like a strange one.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 04:15 PM

Yea, I've gotten some new hardware here and there, like I've gotten a new video card, RAM, and Hard drives since the problem began. Never thought to change the Ethernet cable, could that make a difference?

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:09 PM

Ok, I talked with a guru I trust in real life he told me to test all the pins on my ethernet cable on both sides because there could be a fault somewhere that's dumping current into my adapters. He also talked about coiled wires inside and outside the house causing issues with such and such, but I didn't fully understand how that was relevent to my issue, so I'm going to replace the ethernet cable and buy another $10 adapter and hope for the best. 

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