1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 2, 2014 2:10 PM by Patrick_Kutch

    Problem with llimited connection - default gateway is not available on windows 8.1

    Dylan232

      Hi all.  I am currently having an issue with Windows 8.1 and my wired Ethernet connection.  Whenever I am using web based browser games or downloading a large amount of content, my Ethernet connection will drop to limited.  My wireless connection has never had this problem, but it is much slower.  It is very frustrating because the only way to fix it is to either restart the computer or constantly run a fix connection.  I am wondering if this problem has any thing to do with my Ethernet driver? I am currently using Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet driver version 15.6.1.2.....It is currently the most up to date version of the driver.  I have read on some other support forums that this particular driver does not work well with windows 8.1 and to use a windows 7 driver.  If this is the case, what driver would I use and where do I find it?  If this isn't the case, do any of you have any ideas for what could be causing the issue, and if so, how do I fix it?