View Full Version : Solution for random network disconnection problem

12-30-09, 02:04 PM
If, like me and seemingly many others, you've been having problems with Windows 7 randomly disconnecting your network while operating under heavy network load conditions, there is a solution.

It seems to be mainly with nVidia network adapters, but some other makes too. Just thought I'd post it incase :).

Open up your Network Connections folder. Open 'Properties' for the problem adapter. Click 'Configure' and select the 'Advanced' tab. Disable 'Receive Side Scaling' and the problem should be fixed :thumbsup:.

12-30-09, 03:02 PM
Broadcom NICs are affected too. Dunno about the realtek's

12-30-09, 03:11 PM
Good post Revs, Thanks

12-30-09, 03:35 PM
Broadcom NICs are affected too. Dunno about the realtek's

not sure about all realtek, but mine 3 are working fine, and my intel server nic is working fine as well.

btw, I also disabled TCP autotuning

12-30-09, 03:41 PM
I haven't had any problems at all with my Realtek adapter.

12-30-09, 03:46 PM
My realtek is fine as well, but my htpc with nvidia has been doing this since I installed it months ago. Drives me crazy, gonna try this asap. Thanks Rev.

The htpc is so bad that the nic will disappear all together hope this fixes it.

12-30-09, 05:02 PM
Now that you mention it, my old motherboard I had before this one had an Nvidia adapter and I had a lot of problems with it so i disabled it and used the other one which i think was a Marvell.