Win8 Networking is Down

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by rickman, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. rickman

    rickman Guest

    I've been having problems lately where my internet connection would go
    bad after a day or so. I would reset the connecting using the commands

    netsh winsock reset catalog
    netsh int ip reset c:\reset.log

    I'd reboot and it would work again. Then I discovered that just
    rebooting would fix the problem. But the problem started showing up
    more often. More recently I've found that just disabling and reenabling
    the WiFi adapter will fix the problem. Finally the problem returns
    after just seconds. I can check email one time successfully (only if I
    am quick) then it goes bad again.

    I am able to access newsgroups using Thunderbird and the networking
    trouble shooter finds the connection to be working properly.

    I am at a loss on how to even proceed troubleshooting this.
    rickman, Aug 17, 2015
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  2. rickman

    Norm X Guest

    You need to analyze your WiFi spectrum. InSSIDer is free:

    Entropy always increases. You had good WiFi but now it has degraded because
    you have neighbors. Find out what channels are good which are bad. Adjust
    your AP.
    Norm X, Sep 24, 2015
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  3. rickman

    rickman Guest

    Thanks for the advice. The issue is internal to my laptop, not with the
    rickman, Sep 24, 2015
  4. rickman

    Norm X Guest

    Are you saying your troubeshooting tools are working now?
    Norm X, Sep 26, 2015
  5. rickman

    rickman Guest

    I'm saying the problem has nothing to do with the wifi signal being weak
    or interfered with. The problem exists in more than one location for
    starters. Other users at each location don't have the same problems I do.

    The symptoms have always been very inconsistent. The details of what
    doesn't work varies a lot. Sometimes some features don't work, other
    times other features don't work or it all works. One point that seems
    to work all the time is to ping, it always gives a response.

    Most recently the email program reports an error about not having enough
    buffer space. Sometimes this affects both of the email address I
    download email from. Sometimes it affects only one of the two. At
    those times the newsreader often has intermittent troubles.

    I finally found one thing that seems to fix the problem for at least
    days. If I power the computer down, unplug power, remove the battery
    and hold the power button for 5 seconds, the computer will boot up
    working again. Just powering it down will not make it work. I have not
    had enough chances to see if the power button thing is required.

    Any ideas?
    rickman, Sep 26, 2015
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