So, I've had this problem for literally years now. When I am using an ethernet cable to hook up to my router, my PC's connection drops dozens of times a day. It's a real pain, especially when I'm trying to stream something to a TV. In the past, I have circumvented this issue by using WiFi, which is perfectly stable for whatever reason. Problem is that WiFi in my new place is awful. I literally get connection speeds of 1 Mbps from my WiFi card up here in my room. So now I'm redoubling my efforts to find out why my ethernet is so unreliable, because I need the increase in network connection speed (it's only 100 mbps because I use an ethernet powerline adapter - but still).
I have tried purchasing an ethernet card because I thought the mobo port might have been broken - but the new card exhibits the same behavior. I have tried messing with the settings (going from "auto" to "100 mbps full duplex" etc.) to no avail. I've tried swapping out my ethernet adapter and my ethernet cable for new ones - same behavior. I even moved into a new house, got a new modem and a new ISP - same exact behavior. The adapters work on every other device in the house. Only my PC has this consistent issue and it only happens when I'm wired.
So before I go and buy some expensive range booster or whatever, I was hoping that someone here might be able to suggest a few solutions or help me troubleshoot. Thanks.
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit (reinstalled from OEM after last PC died during power surge, 2.5 years ago - rebuilt this one with mostly new components)
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Motherboard
Antec Earthwatts 650 PSU
AMD Phenom X4 970 CPU
Nvidia 970 GPU
8gb of RAM (two sticks)
Samsung EVO 840 SSD 120gb (OS drive)
Hitachi 1TB HDD (applications, games, etc.)
TP-Link Ethernet Adapter TL-PA4010
Netis AD1103 Gigabit Ethernet PCI-E Adapter
Edit: Seems I posted this in Windows 7 rather than networking. Apologies. If someone could move it, that'd be great. Otherwise I'll delete it and repost.
Edited by AceRoccola, 29 October 2016 - 04:42 PM.