So out of the blue, my Intel Ethernet started dropping the connection under Windows 10.
I did the usual checks: cable, router, stapled wires, cat chewed wires, etc.. Nothing was broken. The connection would just stall out then give up and then after ~2 minutes it would start working again all by itself. Very annoying.
The fix for my computer was to simply change the Adaptive-Inter-Frame Spacing to “disabled” and Interrupt Moderation Rate to “Adaptive”. Works like a charm now!
Windows 10 Solution/Fix in 8 Simple Steps:
- Make sure you have the latest Intel Ethernet driver installed. I’m using version 126.96.36.199 as of 3/3/2018.
- Go to your Device Manager.
- Go to Properties on your Ethernet card.
- Go to Advanced Adapter Settings.
- Scroll down to Performance Options.
- Change “Adaptive-Inter-Frame Spacing” to “disabled”.
- Change Interrupt Moderation Rate to “Adaptive”.
- Click OK.
All done! Enjoy your Internetting!