Here is the deal. I have 2 computers set up in my house and and both are set up on a wired network through a router. The problem is the router drops my connection. I never had this problem with just one computer... never. So it has the router.
When the connection is lost the LOCAL AREA CONNECTION STATUS with still say connected and speed 100.0MB. Packets are still being sent, but not received. Both computers will lose the connection at different times randomly. Sometimes if I repair the connection, disable the connection, or cycle power to the router I can get in internet to come back on. But this rarely works and 95% of the time I have to restart the computer. Also... it seems that the connection is rarely lost when I am actively surfing the net... This could just be because most of the time I have JUST restarted the computer though. I usually end up restarting the computer twice a day to keep a connection.
Now, obviously I assumed it was the router. I called Belkin 3 times and they walked me through the troubleshooting.. Finally they determined I had a BAD router. I exchanged the router hooked up a new Belkin router and I have the SAME problem. After some more phone calls to Belkin... They said flat out they don't know... I took that router back and I am on my 3rd router, a LINKSYS. Still have to same problem.
I have again tried just one computer straight from the modem and the connection stays good for weeks. I am chasing my tail now! pleeeeaaase if you have ANY idea at all... I will try anything..
Thank you in advance!