Network Adaptor Issue for Broadband Internet Connection

Microsoft Windows vista home premium wit...
November 19, 2013 at 10:02:08
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, 2GB
Hi

For about a year now, I continue to experience an occassional intermittent yet consistent problem with the "Network Adaptor" for my Broadband Router. Please note this issue not only relates to my current Router but also relates to a previous Broadband Router, so I don't believe the issue is anything to do with my Service Provider or Broadband Router but I believe it is some issue in Windows Vista relating to Network Adapters.

Some days when booting up my PC, I have no internet connection (which is shown by a red cross through the 2 blue computer icons in my Taskbar) because no Network Adapter is present.
When I check Device Manager, no Network Adapters are present so I add randon legacy devices choosing from Intel or Microsoft (e.g. Microsoft Isatap Adaptor) plus pre-installed Adapters shown in the list. After doing this and rebooting or switching off completely and back on again, sometimes the PC will connect to the internet using NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking Controller.

I could not connect this morning and 8 hours have passed today with me trying to resolve the issue again without success, however after shutting down the computer and leaving it off for an hour and re-starting, once the PC has settled down usually after 5 to 10 minutes, it connects again to the internet using the Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking Controller.

I am not even sure if this is a Network Adapter.

Could anyone provide information on why I experience this internet connection issue frequently and what I can do to eradicate the connection issue completely and what details I should check for LAN settings please.

Thanks very much.

Danny1234


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#1
November 19, 2013 at 10:12:20
"no Network Adapters are present so I add randon legacy devices choosing from Intel or Microsoft "

Really great way to fill your registry with garbage.

You can't guess at your hardware specs. You need to know.

What is the make and model of your pc?
Nic built in or is it a add on card?

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
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#2
November 19, 2013 at 11:27:49
Hi
Thanks for your reply.
It's a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L with Factory Installed Windows Vista Home Premium and the PC is about 5 years old.
What means Nic built in?
Danny1234

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November 19, 2013 at 13:28:18
"Nic built in or is it a add on card"
means, is the network card a module built into the computer (on the motherboard) or has an additional network card been added?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
November 21, 2013 at 16:31:40
Hi Derek

Thanks for your reply.

I haven't added any network card to the computer so I'm assuming it is built-in to the motherboard.

When I tether my Samsung Mobile Phone using a USB cable to connect to the internet, there is never any issue in connecting.

The issue I have is when I use my Brightbox Broadband Router, occasionally it doesn't automatically connect to the internet and that is my issue. Right now it's connected and when I right click properties on the NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking Controller, it says the Device Type is Network Adaptors, Manufacturer NVIDIA and the location is PCI Bus 0, device 15, function 0 and that This Device is working properly. Occasionally after a shut down or reboot, this device will not be present and I'm trying to figure it out.

Hope you or anyone else can help.

Thanks

Danny1234


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