Network adapter goes offline periodically?


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Around about two to three times a week my desktop computer goes offline and I have to restart it, troubleshooter says it's the network adapter, I have updated the driver in device manager but it's still happening? Then every so often it's not the adapter, it's the router that I have to restart? I have disabled Wi-Fi on my Netcom gigabit AC1200 router and run an ethernet cable to my desktop, just in case that has anything to do with this? I have changed the ethernet cable about 8 times and sprayed both the male and female gold connects with DeOxit Any help, suggestions and ideas will be appreciated.
 
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You may want to open Device Manager and check the Power Management tab for the device that is giving you problems.

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Yep, I've done that on the Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet controller. Now I'll wait to see if it works? Thank you for your help. I will mark this solved if I don't get any dropouts in the next few days. Fingers crossed? lol
 
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I was going to mark this solved tomorrow but it happened again just now, right out of the blue? Since I did the power management tweak, I haven't had any problems with the network adapter until now?
 
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Solved!!! The network adapter problem has disappeared. only have the router dropping out every now and then. When the network adapter was the problem a restart of windows would fix it. On the other hand, if that didn't fix things, I would have to restart the router. I will start another thread for that. Thanks for the help, it's appreciated.
 

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