why does my internet stop working randomly

In the search box on the taskbar, type Network troubleshooter, and then select Identify and repair network problems from the list of results. Follow the steps in the troubleshooter and see if that fixes the problem. If that doesn t fix your connection problem, try these things:
In the search box on the taskbar, type Command prompt, right-click (or press and hold) Command prompt, and then select Run as administrator Yes. At the command prompt, run the following commands in the listed order, and then check to see if that fixes your connection problem: Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter. Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter. Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.

Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter. Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter. Hello, So, a description of the issue. I ve had this about 5 times now spread out over a couple of months. The internet will just (completely randomly, without apparent trigger) stop working completely. When I check, the router will still have an IP and the Internet light will still be flashing green (indicating active internet connection) on the front panel. - While playing a game (LoL) the internet just cut out and didn t come back for hours. - I came back from a shower and the internet wasn t working anymore, similar to other times. - I was working on a school document, not using any internet at the time (Skype was running, maybe Steam) and it just cut out.

Et cetera. The reason I don t think it s a disruption from the side of my ISP is that, sometimes, clicking Renew Lease in the router page seemed to fix it, though sometimes it wouldn t work until I d refreshed it multiple times. Also, the internet light doesn t go out on the router, and usually there isn t even any problem indicated in windows except from the internet just not working. I. e. no yellow exclamation mark in the little internet icon. Further information: The router is a (by this time, quite old) Netgear Wireless GR614 v7, and I have upgraded the firmware to the latest version.

Also, my phone AND tablet will remain connected to the wireless network, but without any usable internet connection. I have double checked all the cables and connections, everything seems to be in working order. I live in an apartment building and we all share a big internet connection (I have a cable coming in from a central modem so I don t have a specific connection that I can contact an ISP about), which also means I have no modem to configure or help me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, especially regarding whether or not it could be my router at fault and if a new one could fix it. Thanks in advance.

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