Re: Frequent Loss of Internet, Wired + Wireless

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Jan 14, 2010.

  1. This is not easy case. Let' try these steps:

    1. When you loss the Internet connection, run ipconfig /all and make sure
    the IP is not 169.254.x.x.
    2. Ping the default gateway.
    3. If you can ping the default gateway, ping
    4. If you can ping, ping a web site, for example ping

    post back with the result and ipconfig /all result.

    Bob Lin, Microsoft-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on

    "geo jr." <> wrote in message
    > hi,
    > here's my problem, and i don't think it's unique, as i've been
    > researching it for a year and a half since i got my vista laptop (Vista
    > Home Premium 32bit with SP2). i lose internet connection. sometimes
    > often, sometimes not, but eventually do. wired or wireless. anywhere,
    > not just my home. i travel extensively, and i'm on wifi and ethernet in
    > hotels all over the country. it's always the same. everything else works
    > fine. and the ONLY way to remedy is to restart. sent it back to HP
    > twice. they replaced networking cards, etc., but no difference. i've
    > tried anything and everything i've seen in forums. it's not sleep
    > related, as it happens in the middle of corresponding via email, or
    > just web surfing. i've done complete system restores, updated drivers,
    > changed every setting imaginable and suggested. SP1, SP2, doesn't
    > matter. two desktops here at home, one XP, one also Vista Home Premium
    > 32bit with SP2, and they always stay connected to the same network. in
    > my laptop, i have used IE 7+8, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, all to the
    > same end. i use yahoo mail and google mail via my browser, but recently
    > installed Mozilla Thunderbird to use gmail with a desktop client. i now
    > see that even if i can't get online via browsers, Thunderbird still is
    > able to send and receive email so that baffles me. unless i hear
    > something different, i think my only hope is Windows 7. don't think i
    > can install XP on this HP laptop. and i definitely don't want a mac. i
    > love this laptop but just want it so stay connected. HELP!!:)
    > thanx in advance for any and all help,
    > george
    > HP G60 Notebook PC
    > AMD Turion Dual-Core RM-70 2.00 GHz
    > 3.00 GB Ram
    > Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
    > --
    > geo jr.
    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Jan 14, 2010
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