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Internet connection under Windows Vista stops working until reboot [closed]

Internet connection under Windows Vista stops working until reboot [closed]

I have a fairly clean Vista Home Premium SP1 install on my desktop. There aren't many applications installed. My Internet connection always seems to stop working after web surfing for a while - sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes half an hour. (It doesn't matter whether I'm in Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera.) Nothing restores the connection other than a reboot, which I have been doing at least once a day.

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Guest [Entry]

"From a command prompt run:

netsh winsock reset

That will reload the TCP/IP suite for Windows and can correct some issues.

If you are using a USB adapter, whether wireless or wired, go into Device Manager and turn off the ability for Windows to shut down the device to save power. You may have to do this on the root hub and controller that match your device."
Guest [Entry]

I have the same problem with both Windows 7 and Vista. I have an Atheros wireless card in my cheap laptop. It works with Ubuntu and Windows XP. It leads me to believe that the driver support for these cards is really bad with Windows Vista (and hence Windows 7).
Guest [Entry]

You may want to uninstall SP1. I've had a few issues with network adapters (especially Dell integrated wireless adapters) and SP1. If this is an issue you may need to update the driver previous to reinstalling SP1. This will be the case if the problem did not exist prior to the update.
Guest [Entry]

Uninstall ZoneAlarm, don't just disable it. Uninstall it if you have it.
Guest [Entry]

OK, I'm back again. Yes, it's basicly any useless program you're not using. I have a clean install, so I don't have too much. Anything that has to do with connecting to the Internet will mess up the connection. Most programs actually do. Try uninstall one at a time or two to see if it fixes the problem. I'm using Trend Micro.. you said yours was corrupt? Try reinstalling it again and see if that helps you. I only have this problem after 40 hours of use, but I still connect - I just have to press F5 a few times.