ONLY Window 7 disconnecting from Network
Posted on 2011-09-15
1 internet connection DSL/Cable
1 domain1 Server with Windows server 2003 Standard
10 computers – 5 has XP professional and 5 Windows 7
Symantec Anti-virus 11.06
On any given day on a random time all the Window 7 PC’s losses network connection while the XP’s have no problems. Ipconfig shows they still have their IP Address but cannot ping neighbor PC's or server but can ping themselves and the router when the problem starts. They can ping others when problem is not present.
Steps already taken
1. Window updates on Window 7 computers, seems to have helped at that moment but a week or so later same problem.
2. Switched locations with Windows 7 PC’s and XP PC’s. didn’t help.
3. Thinking there may be a babbler NIC card/PC on the network, all Window7 pc were turned off 1 at a time to see which PC is babbling (but even with that why only window7 pc’s get affected?)
Why is it that ONLY Windows7 PC’s are affected?