This is my first post so I’ll try my best to be clear but please be patient with me - I’m a novice. I have a dell inspiron 1545 that runs fine. I have an automatic connection to my wifi at home set up to the laptop, I am running Vista and have a Dell 1397 WLAN 1397 mini-card. My issue is that my laptop drops the connection every few minutes and especially when I open more than one tab, download or stream videos. I never had problems like this until recently.
When I run diagnostics I have receive the following messages:
(1) “Windows tried a repair but the problem still exists. Cannot communicate with Primary server 188.8.131.52 (or whichever server I use even ISP’s) Reset network adapter.”
(2) I have also received today “The wireless router/AP for your network is working, but your computer is not able to use an IP address to connect to the Internet. You will not be able to connect to the Internet, although you might be able to connect to your local network. Contact your network administrator or wireless router/AP installer for assistance.” (afterwards I ran ipconfig/all and confirmed that my ip was present and was also in router).
I have tried everything I could think of including powering off and on router, changed router channels, uninstalled and reinstalled network adapter, released & renewed ip address, changed MAC address, disabled (then re-enabled) IPV6, ran full system scan for viruses using both Norton(Primary) and Malwarebyte. I am continuously “speed testing my connection” and constantly changing DNS between OpenDNS, GoogleDNS, and my ISP. I also run CCleaner often so I don’t think I have much junk.
I saw a prior post from 2012 which detailed issues similar to mine and the person was instructed to run minitoolbox.exe. I ran minitoolbox.exe today and it comes up with many errors. I am stuck I have no idea what these errors mean or what to do. I am hoping that there may be someone kind enough to take a look at my MTB.txt file? Please? I have spent weeks trying to fix the issue. Right now I am connected . Thanks in advance.