I just now got set back up with my rig.
Problem is, I'm living with roommates, and they have told me I'm not allowed to run a CAT5e wire. So I'm stuck with wireless.
I have 2 rigs (one mine, the other is theirs that I'm working on).
Both rigs are wireless. One has a generic PCI Wireless N adapter, the other has a TP-Link Wireless N PCI Adapter. I've also tried a Netgear Wireless N 300 adapter (USB). All wireless adapters show the same problem.
The router is a Netgear WNDR3400.
Whenever I do any sort of download at all, even just Windows Update, the machine (either one) gets fully disconnected, from the router even. No internet and no network at all.
The only solution I've found is to disable the adapter and reenable it. When I do this, everything comes back and works as it should.
What can I do to resolve this issue? It's really annoying having the rigs disconnecting every 5-10 minutes.
They also randomly disconnect at various times throughout the day without doing any sort of downloading as well.