For whatever reason, my internet decides to disconnect at random times during the night when I am not using it. It always returns, however the Network Icon will sit with the yellow exclamation mark until a reboot or ipconfig /release and /renew. It claims there is not internet access while the internet will work. It appears to me, this is a bug in the software/driver or an cryptic setting that just needs adjusting.
While it isn't a major error, its a bit of eyesore to constantly see it everyday especially on brand new hardware.
For the record, its happened on 2 different Asus boards and chipsets, but the Intel I219-V remains the common culprit.
There were complete fresh installs of Windows 7 64 bit with all updates and all correct drivers. None of the driver updates for the I219-V have fixed it.
Also, a Realtek NIC does NOT suffer this issue.
So it could be a setting I am missing, but I have not seen this issue raised anywhere and I highly doubt I received 2 faulty Intel NICs on 2 completely different boards so its more than likely a software/driver issue.
Why my internet drops, well thats the fault of ISP. And yes, its not the ethernet wire.