connect it to router and see if when the laptop freezes up on internet if the other has problems connecting too.
SPECS: I have an Acer Aspire V3-571G-662, equipped with Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet. The driver is up to date.
Here's the situation: My laptop can use ethernet to access the internet just fine, and it's wireless capabilities are fine too When I try to stream a large amount of data via ethernet (like, say, streaming and playing a game from my desktop)...
- the ethernet dies,
- breaks the ethernet port temporarily,
- and the laptop loses all internet capabilities until I restart the laptop...
-which requires holding down the power button, because after this kind of crash, it will just hang indefinitely after going through the shut-down process.
I don't know enough about routers to say that it's definitively on the end of the laptop, but the fact that the laptop seems to suffer some sort of glitch after this kind of crash implies to me that it's the laptop, not the router. Any thoughts on what's causing this? Need moar info? HALP!