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Internet access randomly fails... Failing Network Adaptor..?


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#1 Albrecky

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:10 AM

Hi Guys,
This is driving me nuts.. I can start my laptop and everything works... then at some random point (could be 20 seconds later or 8 hours later) my internet provision fails as does any network streaming (eg to TV).  I have to restart the laptop to regain this functionality (I do this between 3 and 10 times a day).
When the problem occurs:
i). none of the troubleshooting works.
ii). the laptop 'thinks' its still happilly connected.
iii). If I disconnect from the router I cannot reconnect - it fails.
iv). I HAVE TO RESTART!!!

I've reinstalled my McAfee Security...
 

My guess it's a mechanically failing network adaptor but I just wanted to make sure there's no easier fix before I replace it...?
Have I missed something obvious...??

Network adaptor is Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter and I've an up-to-date driver...

Thanks for reading...!!



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:42 PM

Interesting, how old is your laptop?


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:37 AM

About 3 years old..



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

I see are you connecting wirelessly to you network. Have you updated your wifi cards driver?


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

Never mind just read you have an updated driver. When was the last time you updated your wifi router firmware? also how old is the router and who makes it?


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:59 AM

Also, who is your ISP? 


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