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Old 17-03-2017, 19:14   #1
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Puzzling problem

I wonder if anyone here can answer a question to help me resolve my issue.

I have a home network consisting of 2 PCs, one of which is wired other is wireless and 2 wireless laptops. These are all networked using an ASUS RT-AC87U router using the latest Merlin firmware.

My problem is this, the wired PC keeps dropping off the network, u try and access the shared folders/drives or ping it etc and its not there, if you restart the PC all is well again until it happens again.

I have tried a different Ethernet port on both router and pc, i've changed the CAT 6 cables and gone through the permissions set for sharing and all seems fine but it just happens randomly.

anyone have any ideas?
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Old 17-03-2017, 19:42   #2
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Re: Puzzling problem

Put everything on static IPs? Especially the PC that keeps dropping.
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Old 17-03-2017, 20:10   #3
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everything is set on static IP, every device from my PCs and laptops, to printers, tablets and phones.
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Re: Puzzling problem

Huh. I've never had a static (or non static) wired PC drop off. Erm....some network setting on the PC itself?
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Old 18-03-2017, 04:12   #5
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It could be but what setting? lol
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Re: Puzzling problem

What OS are you using? I have just cured a problem with my main PC where it could run at 150 Mbits rather than 200. It turned out that updating the comms card drivers cured that. This was on Windows 10
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Re: Puzzling problem

Could it be the "green ethernet" setting?

e.g. here

https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...ng-my-fix.html

http://www.dell.com/support/article/...hernet?lang=EN
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All my systems are windows 10.

Wired PC is 10 Pro, others are 10 Home.

I will see if the green ethernet setting will do anything.
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