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    When I updating stuff, steaming a video, playing an online game, right in the middle the network becomes limited and it stops working. My home just has a network with passwords (we have multiple routers). This happens on my Surface RT and on my brand new Windows 8 Vizio CA27T-A5. This never happens on my windows phone and on my mac. I switched from a mac, and so far, I'm pretty annoyed. Please help ASAP!!
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    Have you installed the latest updates (out yesterday)? MS is aware of the issue, I believe yesterdays patch was supposed to address it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theprawn View Post
    Have you installed the latest updates (out yesterday)? MS is aware of the issue, I believe yesterdays patch was supposed to address it.
    I did, still every five minutes when I'm downloading something, it goes limited, then I have to troubleshoot it. This is so annoying.
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    FWIW....had a similar issue but in my case it was the router. I had recently installed Win8 pro and thought there was a problem. From what I've learned recently routers often start acting hunky rather than just stop working. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theta orionis View Post
    FWIW....had a similar issue but in my case it was the router. I had recently installed Win8 pro and thought there was a problem. From what I've learned recently routers often start acting hunky rather than just stop working. Just a thought.
    So what do you suggest I do? For example, I'm installing a steam game and it stops downloading every 2 minutes, so I have to troubleshoot, takes a minute, and works again. Then I go back go steam and do the same thing, same thing happens. If this issue isn't resolved in 10 days, I'm returning it and going to buy a Mac. Because I don't have this problem on my old Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    So what do you suggest I do? For example, I'm installing a steam game and it stops downloading every 2 minutes, so I have to troubleshoot, takes a minute, and works again. Then I go back go steam and do the same thing, same thing happens. If this issue isn't resolved in 10 days, I'm returning it and going to buy a Mac. Because I don't have this problem on my old Mac.
    Have you tried cycling your router or just turning off wifi for a few minutes? I have this problem on my dumpy two year old laptop sometimes and that fixes the problem. Also, try having the connection set to manual. A bit of an inconvenience, but I found I have the problem with limited less when I manually connect instead of autoconnect to my school network.
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    It did this to me when I first upgraded my laptop, I think it had something to do with my wifi drivers, but cant remember for sure.
    Check: Metered connection - I shut all this stuff off, I have a 60GB monthly cap and while I approach it, I have never gone over.
    I found this on another forum, see if helps with your connection (I normally have my laptop plugged in, so I know my power settings are set for high performance).
    1. Open Network Sharing Center
    2. Click Change Adapter Settings
    3 Right click on WiFi and choose properties
    4 Click Configure
    5 Choose Advanced
    6 From the list below choose minimum power consumption and change value to disable
    7 Click Ok.
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    Check my video out on YouTube. You'll see my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crushing Destroyer View Post
    It did this to me when I first upgraded my laptop, I think it had something to do with my wifi drivers, but cant remember for sure.
    Check: Metered connection - I shut all this stuff off, I have a 60GB monthly cap and while I approach it, I have never gone over.
    I found this on another forum, see if helps with your connection (I normally have my laptop plugged in, so I know my power settings are set for high performance).
    1. Open Network Sharing Center
    2. Click Change Adapter Settings
    3 Right click on WiFi and choose properties
    4 Click Configure
    5 Choose Advanced
    6 From the list below choose minimum power consumption and change value to disable
    7 Click Ok.
    You sure this works? I even did command prompt like lak said on microsoft answers.
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    So that is what was happening to me where the connection was limited, inconsistant and slow. I know I changed all my power/network settings for the highest performance possible and disabled anything relating to limiting downloads. You shouldnt have the driver issues I had because your system is new and built for Windows 8, but maybe go to the device manager see if there is an update for the wifi/network drivers or is it using the default MS driver instead of the actual one for your network controller? I think thats what I had to do, change it from MS to Intel.

    Im not at home, so I wont be able to check on my laptop.
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    Have you tried disabling IPv6? Dell/W8 WiFi "limited" connection on subnet

    Have you updated the drivers?

    Have you updated the router firmware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    You sure this works? I even did command prompt like lak said on microsoft answers.
    I did not and would not touch command prompt to solve this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    Have you tried disabling IPv6? Dell/W8 WiFi "limited" connection on subnet

    Have you updated the drivers?

    Have you updated the router firmware?
    I updated the router firmware, and the computer is on newest software on stuff. Up to date is what it says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crushing Destroyer View Post
    So that is what was happening to me where the connection was limited, inconsistant and slow. I know I changed all my power/network settings for the highest performance possible and disabled anything relating to limiting downloads. You shouldnt have the driver issues I had because your system is new and built for Windows 8, but maybe go to the device manager see if there is an update for the wifi/network drivers or is it using the default MS driver instead of the actual one for your network controller? I think thats what I had to do, change it from MS to Intel.

    Im not at home, so I wont be able to check on my laptop.
    Thanks. So complicated. Didn't have to deal with this on my Mac. But ill try it.
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    From this site:
    Windows reports that my connection is "Limited." This means the PC has successfully connected to the router, but the PC wasn't assigned a valid IP address, so you can't actually get to the Internet. If you're connected to a home network, try restarting the router. If you're connected to a domain network or a public network, contact the technical support for that network.

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    • PCs running Windows RT or Windows 8 can't join a domain. You can only join a domain if your PC is running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    From this site:
    Windows reports that my connection is "Limited." This means the PC has successfully connected to the router, but the PC wasn't assigned a valid IP address, so you can't actually get to the Internet. If you're connected to a home network, try restarting the router. If you're connected to a domain network or a public network, contact the technical support for that network.

    Note

    • PCs running Windows RT or Windows 8 can't join a domain. You can only join a domain if your PC is running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise.



    So you want me to upgrade to windows 8 pro? Or restart my router?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    So you want me to upgrade to windows 8 pro? Or restart my router?
    Try restarting router first. I doubt if domain is an issue, since you're using a home network, not a work network. Upgrading to Pro shouldn't be an issue.
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    Have you installed the latest drivers from Vizio? VIZIO Drivers | VIZIO
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    Have you installed the latest drivers from Vizio? VIZIO Drivers | VIZIO
    Not from the website. What do I do, install each one?
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    I need some help.
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    Can you let us know what happened when you did what was suggested?

    Also, IPv6 is disabled for me and my speeds are fine...That might be what I did when I was having problems...lak611 suggested that, refer to her response above.

    Give feedback, I wont respond to this thread again unless you say what you did and what the result was.
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