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    Ethernet port stops working randomly when downloading or watching videos?

    Hi all, looking to see if theres any techys out there. I have windows 7 on my laptop and whenever I'm downloading or watching video it will randomly at any moment stop working and I'll have the message "no access to network". I can't go wireless as in student halls. Whenever I restart my laptop it works fine again but thats the only way to fix! The laptop thinks the cable is still connected when i remove it after the internet cuts off. Any help?

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    Try updating your ethernet drivers. Download them via a different pc/laptop.

    Original Poster

    I've tried but it claims to be upto date?

    Pauladin91

    I've tried but it claims to be upto date?


    go to the manufacturers website , dont use the windows update

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    maddogb

    go to the manufacturers website , dont use the windows update



    Ahh I've tried but it keeps happening, just did it 20 seconds after i started a download then! I have the atheros Ar812 ethernet card, maybe thats dodgy?

    Have you tried re-installing the drivers? Might be worth a try

    has this just started happening and what laptop is it exactly?

    I've uploaded the driver files for you Here

    Only 76kb so you should be ok.

    Only the driver files no installer.



    Edited by: "shauneco" 5th Nov 2010

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    I've uploaded the driver files for you HereOnly 76kb so you should be … I've uploaded the driver files for you HereOnly 76kb so you should be ok.Only the driver files no installer.




    Cheers, I'll give it a go.

    Pauladin91

    Cheers, I'll give it a go.



    Has it worked?

    shauneco

    Has it worked?



    You will probably never know, lol

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    Has it worked?



    Seems to of worked a treat, been a day and so far so good. I'd rep you but you know...
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