I don't believe your roommate uses your laptop (that's the same laptop). Do you happen to mean 'the same model'?
Anyway, the things to try are:
- System Restore back to when it still worked
- see what happens if you boot into a Linux disk. if it's the same, it's surely a hardware issue. if it's OK now, it most likely is a Windows issue.
- if a hardware issue: replace the motherboard or buy a new laptop
- If a Windows issue: go back to factory conditions
I am using "Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet 184.108.40.206" on "Acer
Aspire E1-571G" in Windows 10 OS.Since few days my internet connection is getting dropped when i troubbleshoot it fixes immediately showing "Problem Found-Default gateway is not available-Fixed" and starts working for 10 sec,1 min or sometimes 1 hr then again this problem.
Sometimes shows "Driver Power State Failure" error
my roomie has same laptop and same connection but no issues.
And even if i disconnect the wire it keeps showing connected icon in taskbar.
What i have tried already,
2.Set ip adress manually.
3.Try to update driver from device manager says using best driver.
4.Reset my laptop.
6.Unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" in device manager.
But problem still continues...
Can you tell me "WHY" this happenning?
and "WHAT" else can I DO?