Hi all. I'm new here. I started having internet problems about 2 weeks ago. I have a cable connection. I use a D-Link router. I get connected to the internet for 10 min and then it disconnects. I use to be able to stay connected for 30 min. I would have to restart the computer to connect again for only 10 min though. I have restarted the router and modem multiple times, but the same thing happens. I have turned off all firewall as well, but still cannot hold a connection. I have AVG running. I've run AVg, HijackThis, Malware, and Ad-Aware and found not threats.
The problem first started when I went to this website http://ggpo.net/ and downloaded the software. I attempted to open the ports required on the router. I changed the router settings and then my internet died. I had to reboot the router back to factory settings. Again, I can connect to the internet for 10 min and then have to restart.
I have called the ISP and they say the modem is running fine. I have connected directly to the cable modem without the router and go the same results, 10 min internet. There's another computer connected to the router as well and the internet works fine on that computer. I have tried different ethernet cords. My Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is set to obtain ip address automatically.
I have found a tedious "solution" to maintain connection. I have two ethernet slots. If I connect one slot and turn the computer on. It won't connect. When I insert the other ethernet cord in, then it stays connected. Both slots have cords going to the router. I usually just use one slot only. This was just experimenting/desperation. When I restart, though, I only stay connected for 10 min again.
Please help? Do I need a new NIC?