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131ack0ut
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Registered: ‎01-18-2013
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Limited Connection

Hello,

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Gaming Laptop running on Windows 8 64-bit. At home, I have a Netgear router:

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-WGT624-Wireless-Firewall-Router/dp/B0001FXLUA

So, whenever I am at home and using my laptop, I frequently notice that I have limited connection (when there is an exclamation mark on my connection). I have tried both wired (using an ethernet cable) and wireless connection, though the wireless connection seems to have that problem more frequently. Sometimes, after I notice the limited connection, it seems that my connection has been disconnected entirely. Then, probably a few minutes later, it connects again, only to have the limited connection error again.

I also should mention that I have a Windows 7 64-bit desktop that has the Netgear PCI adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-WG311T-Super-G-Wireless-Adapter/dp/product-description/B0001N6LCM

And I rarely experience limited connection problems on my desktop.

So, I was wondering whether there is a way to eliminate the connection problem permanently on my laptop, and, if possible, on my desktop?

Someone from MIcrosoft already replied to me before, telling me to do this:
 
"Method 1:


Check the status of the Network Adapter in Device Manager
Follow these steps to Check the status of the Network Adapter in Device Manager.

a. Press Windows key +X and select Device Manager.
b. Search for Network Adapters and expand it.
c. Right click on the network adapter and select Properties.
d. Under General tab Check the status of the Network Adapter and let us know.

Method 2:

I would suggest you to go through the link and follow the steps given. Here is the link for your reference.

How do I fix network adapter problems?


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/fix-network-adapter-problems

Method 3:

Uninstall the network drivers and install the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website.

Step 1:

Follow these steps to uninstall the network drivers.
a. Press Windows key + X key and click on Device manager.
b. Search for Network Adapters and expand it.
c. Right-click on the network adapter and click on Uninstall.

Step 2:

I suggest you to follow the link mentioned below and install the network adapter drivers.


http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033347

 

I would suggest you to go through the link and follow the steps given. Here is the link for your reference.

Wired and wireless network problems

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/network-connection-problem-help#network-problems=windows-...

Why can’t I connect to a network?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/cant-connect-to-a-network

 

If you face any Windows issues in future, let us know and we would be glad to assist you."

 

I have already tried all of them and I still have limited connection (ethernet and wireless, although not as frequent.

 

Thanks.

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