Fix Internet Connection Dropping Issue

Get to know more about why Internet connection keeps dropping at frequent intervals.

It is possible to have issues with the Internet connection enabled in the system. One of these is the connection dropping issue. You may get the connection dropping at frequent intervals without any warning. You may thus get some error messages like "Server Not Found" and "Cannot Connect to Server", etc. in the web browser. The issue may be as a result of a number of reasons. It may be due to Saving Power function of wireless NIC enabled in the system. Another reason includes expired network components residing in the system.

Here are some tips to fix Internet connection repeatedly dropping issue:

  • Disable Saving Power Function of Wireless NIC

  • Advanced Troubleshooting Steps

  • Check Network Status

Disable Saving Power Function of Wireless NIC

You can try disabling Saving Power function of wireless NIC if this is resulting in connection dropping in the system. For this, you need to get the Computer icon from 'Start' menu and right-click on the icon to select 'Properties'. You need to then open the 'Device Manager' and navigate to the NIC. Right-click on the NIC option to select its Properties. You can then get the 'Power Management' tab in which you need to uncheck 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' option. Finally, restart the system to see the issue resolved.

Advanced Troubleshooting Steps

There are some advanced troubleshooting steps which you need to take immediately when you get Internet connection drops in the system issue. The initial step is to update the motherboard driver of the system with latest updates. You will get this from the manufacturer's websites. The next step is to bypass the router used for connection in the system. Then, connect directly to modem and get the issue fixed.

Check Network Status

You can check the Network Status of the system to resolve the network drop issues. For this, you need to select 'Control Panel' from the 'Start' Button. Next step is to select 'View Network Status' and 'Tasks' from the 'Network and Internet' menu. You need to then select Local Area Connection in the 'View your Connections' section. You will get a new window in which you need to select 'Properties'. Uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 option after selecting the 'OK' button. You will then get the "Welcome back to uninterrupted connection to the Internet" message.

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