So, recently I have been having a lot of trouble with my onboard lan. It keeps disconnecting in intervals of 10 mins for about 5 seconds of disconnected time.
When I check the back of my computer while the connection get disconnected, the Ethernet port lights are off, and they suddenly come back on when it reconnects.
Its the Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, which is located on my mobo. My motherboard is the MSI P67A-C43
My connection is fine otherwise, I'm just sick of the disconnecting every 10-20 minutes, and it's completely unpredictable when gaming.
My question is, would grabbing an NIC be an instant fix? Here would be one for example.
Link <---From Newegg
I heard it actually improves the connection versus the onboard ethernet, and it reduces the stress on the cpu under full load. I was just wondering if this would fix my issue of disconnecting, as well as possibly improving the connection speed.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!