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Very weird connection problem after upgrading to W10

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#1 Windbrand


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:59 PM

I just upgraded to W10 from W8.1 last week, and been experiencing some very strange connection issues. Here are the symptoms:

  • This happens about once every 1-2 days. It will only trigger if I resume computer from sleep/hibernate mode. I.e. it will not happen if I leave my computer on perpetually
  • My connection is perfectly fine for normal browsing/downloads. Speedtest.net registers normal speed and ping. Chat clients/email work perfectly fine
  • Wifi signal is full strength
  • I'm only unable to connect to any online games. No I'm not at work, I'm at home and I'm not crazy enough to set port blocks for myself
  • I've never had this issue on W7/8.1
  • Restarting computer does not help
  • IP release/renew/flush via CMD didn't fix problem

The only fix I found is to restart modem/router, but problem comes back after 1-2 days. But this can't be the only solution because then I'd be restarting them every single day?

  • All drivers are up to date, at least anything related to connection
  • I didn't install any new drivers or even any new programs after upgrading to W10


Is there something special about connecting to online games versus regular browsing? Anyone have a clue what could possibly be causing this?

Edited by Windbrand, 04 May 2016 - 04:53 PM.

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#2 masterthemachines


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:35 PM

Hello there, 


This issue could be related to Flash player not working in your browser. 


Which browser are you using to access online games? Does the issue persist on Chrome, Firefox and Edge? 


Also, please see the following article to try and fix possible Flash issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-issues-windows-10-edge.html


Hope this helps! 

#3 Windbrand

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:53 PM

Online games as in MMO's and Steam, not browser games.

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