Having Internet Problems On Windows 8/10? Read This.

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DHCP settings helpIt appears that a recent update from Microsoft for Windows 8 and 10 has messed up internet connectivity on a large number of computers. The problem is apparently in the area of DHCP, which is the process by which your router and/or your internet service provider automatically allocates an IP address to your computer. Without an IP address, you can't get online.

If you are having trouble connecting to the internet from your PC, or your connection keeps dropping, begin by restarting your computer. If that doesn't help, check out some other helpful tips on Microsoft's web site at https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/10741/windows-10-fix-network-co... for more assistance.

Once you get back online, try to keep your computer connected for a day or 2, so that any future fixes issued by Microsoft get downloaded and applied automatically.

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I've been having the same problem on a Windows 7 machine (Wired) (as well as on a Windows 10 laptop, wireless). MOST infuriating since it means I cannot actually use a machine to access the internet and chase down possible solutions.
On the WIn 7 desktop machine I can occasionally and intermittently get on but after a minute or two lose connection and get a DNS message. Router seems AOK as I can use wireless internet connection through my router with Android devices.
Grrrrrr.

Sometimes, even if "some" devices can connect, it's still the router at fault. Reset it via pinhole (if you have one) using this guide:

https://www.lifewire.com/hard-reset-rule-for-routers-3971318

I find that one more power-cycle (unplug power & let power back on) is required at the end of this.

I've been using Windows since Windows 2.

I have NEVER had any of the horrible problems MS patches and updates seem to cause others.

I must be the Anti-Murphy or something.

Nearly every time I get a call about a MS computer suddenly not connecting, I find a pile of devices listed under "network adapters". I uninstall ALL adapters (leave their software) & then restart the PC. Works most of the time.

FYI

I am having the same problem with windows 7 pro. Internet stopping for a few seconds. Dns errors. I have tried some of the things listed and nothing as seemed to help.