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My desktop computer keeps disconnecting from the internet.


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I have a desktop computer in my bedroom which I enjoy to play games on. Ever since I brought it quite a few years back it has had a weird problem with the internet. For example I use to play world of warcraft and when downloading the game the speed would change from 400 KBS slowly dropping down to ) KBS after a while. Then it would shoot up to 400 KBS again and slowly fall. I don't play that game any more but I feel that is the root problem I am still experiencing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks

edit: sorry I forgot to mention I am using an adapter which plugs into my computer via Ethernet cable and the same on the other side at the modem.

Edited by spikeypikey, 29 January 2014 - 07:46 AM.

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What do you mean by adapter? Is it a Powerline Adapter that uses house wiring for Ethernet? Please explain a bit more.

Also make and model (complete) of computer.
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System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model H55M-UD2H
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, 2926 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

That is the information about the computer.

The adapter is: 85 MBPS powerline Ethernet adapter

Model: NL-HPDUAL

Sorry for the lack of information the first time!
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I installed a set of Powerline adapters for my daughter and grandson a few years ago. They worked well but suffered from loss of connectivity. I don't remember speed fluctuations though.

Do you have another computer you can try in the bedroom for testing purposes. If it has the same problem then it's the adapters.

You could also try moving the adapters to different power sockets.
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In the past I have tested the adaptors on my laptop which still seems to work perfectly fine. I have changed the plug socket and at the moment it seems to be running better but it has done this before and then started playing up again. I have a feeling I may need to replace something inside my computer as it is faulty but need to find out what it is! Thanks for this help :)
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If you are using the on-board network connection, consider installing a PCI Network card. That may help.
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I have just tried plugging my computer straight into the back of the modem getting rid of the wireless but the problem is still occurring? Do you think this could be something like a faulty motherboard?

THanks
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Yes, that's why I suggested.

If you are using the on-board network connection, consider installing a PCI Network card. That may help.


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