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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
10-14-2012, 08:04 AM
Originally Posted by laportej View Post
This tends to occur randomly. I will go many months without having a problem and then suddenly it's almost every other time I play the game I run into this issue.

While playing STO, I will suddenly lose internet connection. My ethernet card says that it's working fine; however, the only way to correct the problem is to either uninstall the drivers, install new drivers, or uninstall/reinstall the ethernet card itself. I am running windows 7 and my graphics card is a ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series. The ethernet card, I believe is a Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet, but I'm not sure where to find a better description, so that may be wrong.

I don't believe that the issue is truly unique to STO, but it's the only online game I play and I think the most taxing activity that my ethernet card gets used for. Web surfing and e-mailing aren't all that strenous.
So what kind of router are you using? There is a known issue with low performance routers that have a limited capacity for multiple simultaneous open network connection that will shutdown if forced to deal with a network load beyond their capacity. And STO is known to trigger such a condition.