I am having some computer problems that are starting to drive me insane.
At home, I have a wireless internet connection. We have a linksys router and I am one of the computers on the network. My dad's pc (the main pc), my sister's laptop, and my Macbook can all connect to the internet without any problems.
I also have a PC that I built over the summer with my uncle. The PC connects to the internet but after 10 or 20 minutes it looses connection. I will then either have to wait a long time or restart the PC. Sometimes it never comes back unless I reset. Also, this problem did not happen all the time. Only once and a while.
Before I moved into my college dorm, I reformatted my PC and started fresh. I installed my linksys drivers and graphic card drivers. I then headed off to college.
At college, our internet is not wireless. It is wired. I could not connect at all.
I took my PC to the computer help people at my college. It took them 4 days to get me online. They said that I was behind on Microsoft updates and that was the reason I could not get online.
They also installed Norton Antivirus and NViDIA Firewall for me. Before I left, they suggested that I add more fans and a larger power supply to my PC. I have two powerful NVIDIA graphic cards and they said they need more power and get too hot.
All way good. I went back to my dorm and connected to the internet. But now I am having the same problem but with a wired internet connection. I can only connect for so long before the connect dies and I can do nothing to fix it. I can only restart my PC and wait till it kicks in again.
I also tried turning off the Norton Antivirus and NVIDIA Firewall. I need the Norton in order to connect to my college internet though. It is required.
Still no luck. I really have no idea how to fix this problem. My Macbook connects fine to the internet and my roomate has a PC and he can connect.
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appericated!
(Also, a friend of mine said it might be the power supply. Do you think that is the case? If so, if I go into BestBuy tomorrow, will any power supply of a higher voltage work? I am new to this stuff)