Strange network issue

So, I have a laptop, can transfer files to other computers, hasn't moved lately, can browse the internet fine but when it come to constant connection....League of Legends, The Old Republic, and streaming....nothing, no connection.

This was solved for a day or two when it was switched from wireless to wired....but now the problem is back, am I right in assuming the Network Card is dying for the last time?
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  1. Sorry if this sounds stupid. I don't play LoL, but does it stream on port 80? If not, could it be a port block? Also check your internet security apps / antivirus apps to see if it is blocking it.

    Could you describe "nothing"? As in 404? 500? blank white screen?
  2. When I started to have problems with LoL and SWTOR I made positive sure the port weren't being blocked.

    And Nothing means:
    LoL gives a gives a can not connect error
    SWTOR either gives a can not connect error or has weird freeze-y moment
    Streaming generally freaks out.
  3. Are they flash games? Can you stream and watch a YouTube video?
  4. LoL and The Old Republic are both stand alone game like any PC game like Call of Duty or World of Warcraft.....though both LoL and SWTOR always have to be connected to servers.

    Youtube seems slow but ok.
  5. Can you run a speedtest for me?
  6. reboot your router and modem (unplug them both for 30 seconds then plug them back in) on your laptop, open up cmd prompt (search cmd) right click it and run as admin. From there type in "ipconfig /flushdns" followed by "ipconfig /release", then "ipconfig /renew". If the problem still persists factory reset your router, then set up your wireless security again and test it out. and make sure you update your flash client, and windows updates.
  7. Rebooting the router assumes the out 3 computers behind it are having the same problems.
  8. saturnsown said:
    Rebooting the router assumes the out 3 computers behind it are having the same problems.


    rebooting the router is the most simplistic troubleshooting step you can do. It could have colliding packets for the ip going to your laptop, or having trouble routing packets with your device over your others, so yea, reboot the damn router it's not hard.
  9. Ok, why would plugging into the router fix things as opposed to using wireless if any of that was happening?
  10. saturnsown said:
    Ok, why would plugging into the router fix things as opposed to using wireless if any of that was happening?


    the wireless broadcast from the router could be having a issue? your laptop's wireless card could have been having a issue, if you don't want to follow suggestions then why bother posting on a forum asking for help?
  11. 1 Because I have yet to see something that would address my problem.
    2 Because I have tried most of it it already, did trying to restart ONCE, then realized that it won't help to do it again when I discovered wires were working where wireless seemed to be failing.
    3 Because being one step away from calling my a idiot is rather unconvincing to use your methods.


    I know how troubleshoot my network, this is beyond that because of how erratic it is, is the wifi side of my network card dying? Just a note I another laptop, wifi works perfect.
  12. saturnsown said:
    1 Because I have yet to see something that would address my problem.
    2 Because I have tried most of it it already, did trying to restart ONCE, then realized that it won't help to do it again when I discovered wires were working where wireless seemed to be failing.
    3 Because being one step away from calling my a idiot is rather unconvincing to use your methods.


    I know how troubleshoot my network, this is beyond that because of how erratic it is, is the wifi side of my network card dying? Just a note I another laptop, wifi works perfect.


    the whole point is go step by step through a process so you can eliminate each item as you go along. Rebooting your router and modem would be step one. If they it's a all in one, then reboot that. If its 2 separate units, you check the cabling, changing the ethernet cable between the two then check again. Factory reseting the router would be next, then setting it back up, this ENSURES that there would be nothing wrong with the router/modem. Next would be on your laptop, opening cmd prompt as admin, and going through the basic "ipconfig /flushdns", "ipconfig /release", "ipconfig /renew". If that still fails to yield results, you make sure everything on your computer is up to date, then trying to assign your laptop its own ip. If that still fails to work wirelessly but wired it works, then you sir have a faulty wireless card.
  13. Reset modem = check = same issues
    Cables = wireless = if you mean modem to wall = check
    Release/Renew = check = LoL still hates world
    Wire = check = total internet happiness, in game and out.
  14. saturnsown said:
    Reset modem = check = same issues
    Cables = wireless = if you mean modem to wall = check
    Release/Renew = check = LoL still hates world
    Wire = check = total internet happiness, in game and out.


    bam, then you know its your laptops wireless card, and you isolated it. depending on your laptop there should be a panel on the bottom that you unscrew and you will see your radio card. Double check to see if the little sm wire is plugged into it, sometimes it gets jostled around and gets unplugged. From there if you mess with it a little bit and it still refuses to work, it would be time to get a new network card, or o the cheap route and buy a 8 dollar usb adapter.
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