My internet connection was fine until about 2 weeks ago.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I started receiving sudden lag spikes while I was playing an online game. I went to the Network and Sharing Center when this happened, and it showed that I completely disconnected from the Internet. This happens pretty frequently, at least once every 5 minutes or so, sometimes it is continuous as much as every 30 seconds (literally!).
I thought that there could be a problem with my Internet connection, therefore I preceded to call my Internet company, they came and replaced my router, and lo and behold. The lag is still occuring. The lag, according to my game, has reached anywhere between 1000 ms to 11,000 ms. I can tell I am completely disconnecting from the Internet because my access to the network changes from Local and Internet to Local Only. I also know that I connect to the Internet with Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Platform LAN Connect and I have it already set to where it will not shut off to save power.
I have NO idea how to fix this lag. Is there anyone out here that can help possibly? It is just very noticable in online games because everything seems to stop moving and then it disconnects me from the server. Sometimes it is really noticable outside of online gaming as it will also disconnect me from instant messengers like MSN/AIM and also pages on IE will completely stop loading and give errors.
I am not too educated on this sort of thing so any walk throughs on information you may possibly need to help the connection out is appreciated!