New laptop doesn't stay connected to the internet

Hi Experts-

I just got a brand new laptop, a Sony VAIO Fit Series SVF15217CXP 15.5-Inch Core i5, running Windows 8.

The thing really struggles with staying connected to the Internet. I usually have to disconnect/connect initially when I turn the thing on, and then do the same several times while I am browsing. I reset my router, of course, and per a friend's advice I turned off the wifi power adapter sleep settings.

I noticed it in particular when I am signed in to this educational website I have to use for school called MindTap.

I also have an Asus netbook that is 3+ years old running Windows 7 and stays connected like a champ. The only time I have any trouble browsing on that machine is if I am downloading something. Then once the download is finished, browsing goes back to normal.

Thanks!
Brittny PeloquinMarketing CoordinatorAsked:
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aadihCommented:
Try:

(1) Disabling and then enabling the network card.

(2) Uninstall and reinstall network card driver.

(3) Reset TCP/IP Stack. Instructions are at: < http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357 >
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nobusCommented:
did you check all the power options in control panel?
i usually set all to off for testing :  eg disk
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ded9Commented:
Launch device manager- right click on the wireless driver- properties- click advanced tab- click Roaming sensitivity- Change value to disable.

Now check your connectivity.



Ded9
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Brittny PeloquinMarketing CoordinatorAuthor Commented:
Hi everyone thanks for your input. I won't be able to sit down and try all these things until this weekend. I'll come back with some more info on Monday. Thanks!
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Brittny PeloquinMarketing CoordinatorAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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aadihCommented:
Great. You got it working. :-)
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nobusCommented:
what was the solution Britt ?
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Brittny PeloquinMarketing CoordinatorAuthor Commented:
My significant other was helping me a bit and so we did all these things at once but we were away from my house and internet connection. Once I got home with the laptop it worked much better. I'm sorry the situation didn't lend itself to more scientifically testing the proposed solutions, so I gave you all points. I hope that's ok.
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nobusCommented:
no problems - brat; we just like to know the solutions, so we can learn
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