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Internet drops only on this device

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#1 MatthewSwanson


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:16 PM



To start off, I will list all of my computer specs:





Now i will describe my problem:


So what happens is that, usually when plying a game such as Minecraft or while engaging in a Skype call, my internet will completely drop. But it only drop's on my device, All other members of my household's devices internet still work. Specifically what happens is, my game/skype call will freeze for a few seconds though my wifi icon still shows full bars. After about 15 seconds, my wifi icon gets a little yellow triangle. After about 10 seconds of that, the wifi icon loses all of its bars, dropping the internet fully. It tends to stay in this state for about 2 minutes until it reconnects. Though, when i click the troubleshoot button on the wifi icon, it resets the modem or something related to that which it then brings back the internet after a few seconds. 


I can't completely verify if there is any correlation but I do notice that if I end up clicking at a rapid speed for whatever reason, it sometimes will drop around then. There are no other patterns that I notice.


Here are a few things I have tried to do to fix it:

- Got a virus scanner to check for viruses (AVG) which it found 3 viruses (2 non critical, 1 critical) and removed them all (supposedly)

- Went in and updated all of my drivers



I have no idea how I can fix this myself or who to take it to. Any advice is appreciated! I will provide any additional information that may help figure out the problem, if requested.


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#2 MajesticFailure


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:19 PM

Hi, I've had a similar problem myself, when on Skype, the connection regularly dropped, and i got that yellow triangle.


I also kept having dropped connections outside of Skype. It began when l called out a bunch of pervy ppl in a chatroom for being sickos. I think they were DDOS-ing me, but it turned out that it was actually the physical connection to my house.


Thing is, l was getting DDOSed in the chatroom too. And like you say, your other computers were fine.


It turns out that when using Skype, it's (edit: it *was*, but no longer) somehow possible for ppl to find out the IP you last used, without any scanning tools. I'm guessing someone might be using that as an attack vector? I know little / nothing about hacks. https://www.google.co.uk/#q=skype+reveals+IP

Edited by MajesticFailure, 19 May 2016 - 09:21 PM.

#3 MajesticFailure


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:25 PM

Perhaps update your Skype version? I'm guessing a person doesn't need to be on the friend list to know your IP under the old Skype system. So ... perhaps get a new Skype ID? Seems to be something affecting vengeful gamers ...

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