Several times a day, my laptop's WiFi connection status changes from 'Internet access' to 'No internet'. When I use 'Troubleshoot problems', I get this: "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer - Windows sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing". Trying the 'perform repairs as administrator' fix does nothing, but restarting the computer lets me connect properly again. However, losing connectivity and restarting my computer every couple hours is getting irritating.
Earlier in the year I was getting the same message, but at that time simply restarting wouldn't fix it, I believe I needed to do either 'netsh winsock reset' or 'netsh int ip reset'. I honestly don't remember why it stopped happening, possibly changing away from Bitdefender antivirus (which fixed the BSOD problem I was having) helped. I haven't reinstalled Bitdefender, so I assume it's not that. Suggestions would be much appreciated.
Some details copied over from a previous post:
· OS - Windows 10, 64-bit
· originally Windows 7
· Windows 10 installed via free upgrade
· Age of system: 2.5 years
· Age of OS installation: 6 months, have not re-installed
· System Manufacturer: Lenovo
· Exact model number: Lenovo IdeaPad U310, model name 4375
Edited by Skaiden, 05 April 2016 - 10:52 PM.