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Internet connection lost

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#1 espoo_hopper


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 05:09 PM

Hi All


I need help as my internet connection has failed. I am running Windows 10 and until recently all was fine. After a break of a few weeks I put the computer on to find no connection. An additional problem is my lack of any meaningful understanding of this side of computing.


In Network Connections I have -


Network cable unplugged

Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (ND15 6.30)


Wireless Network Connection 3




I have uninstalled the Ethernet controller and reinstalled it to no effect. It is also shown as enabled when I click on it in Network Connections.


In Device Manager both the above are shown as working properly.

Under Wireless Network Connection 3 my modem name is followed by Connected, secured.

In Windows Network Diagnostics I get the message -

There might be a problem with the driver for the Local Area Connection adapter.


Any help would be gratefully received.


Thank you.

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#2 Trikein


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:20 PM

What does your network consist and how are you connected to it? Does a ethernet plug into your computer or are you trying to use the wireless adapter? In your previous posts you spoke of a wireless repeater. How does that play a role?

#3 espoo_hopper

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:11 AM

Hi Trikein


I'm using a USB wifi stick and have been doing so for the last couple of years without a problem. Link is phone line to Talktalk modem via CAT5e RG11 cable.

I can't see my reference to a wireless repeater. Other devices, PC using the same USB device and iPad, are working via wifi.

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