Make and model of computer: Old HP Pavillion Laptop DV9500
How the computer is connected: Wireless
Make and model of Router: Comcast Arris (Not sure exactly which. If necessary I can go look)
Approximate Distance From the router the PC is if its a wireless connection: 15ft.
What type of internet you have: Cable
Hey all! So, this problem is driving me crazy. Like the title says, whenever I download anything, the speed crashes to zero. Then it bounces around at very slow speeds sometimes crawling back up to a decent speed before crashing again. A good chunk of the time, this causes an apparent loss of IP and inability to load any pages. Flushing the DNS seems to (very) temporarily resolve the issue.
I've tried a number of fixes including updating/rolling back my wifi adapter driver, removing all networks and reconnecting, switching networks, etc. I even called dreaded Comcast. They couldn't find anything wrong on their end, but had me get a new modem anyway. After setting up the new modem, the problem went away for two days, only to come back this morning.
I've checked the event log and see a number of DNS client errors: "...timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded." A number of DHCP client errors: "Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address..." And a TON of this netw5v64 - event ID 5005 and 5002 which reads as follows:
"The description for Event ID 5005 from source netw5v64 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
The following information was included with the event:
\Device\NDMP28 Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file"
Researching the event IDs has got me nowhere really. I have a feeling I'm missing something obvious, and I'm hoping one of you kind souls can help me out before I lose another night of sleep. Or, is my wifi card really just taking a powder? Thanks for taking the time to read this far.
Edit: Added requested info to top.
Edited by WifiTragedy, 15 July 2017 - 05:09 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to 'Networking'