How can I fix frequent Internet disconnect problem using Powerline-based network access?

Drsunil V July 21, 2014

How to resolve frequent internet disconnection on Powerline based net access? Pages stop midway, but video streaming page, once opened, works continuously but surfing is interrupted.

  1. dragonmouth
    July 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Rather than changing DNS servers willy-nilly, download and install Namebench
    It hunts down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use.

    • Sunil
      July 22, 2014 at 5:28 am

      Very true sir

  2. Oron J
    July 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

    If video streaming is working reliably, then your internet connection as such is fine, and in turn, your hardware (Powerline adapters, cables etc) are also fine. If you frequently have problems opening pages, but they do eventually open, then I can think of a few possible causes:

    1. Browser cache issue. Try clearing the cache and see if that makes a difference.
    2. Unreliable DNS. Try changing your DNS servers to OpenDNS ( and or Google Public DNS ( and
    3. Router problem. If the router misbehaves, the results can be very odd and unexpected, so restart your router first (I suppose this should have been no. 1 on the list!).
    4. It's also possible that it's something to do with your ISP, but that seems less likely given that streaming works well.

    • Bhakta S
      July 21, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Streaming works uninterrupted once begun but to begin it may interruptedly disconnect

    • Oron J
      July 21, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Understood - read the first sentence of my answer!

    • Sunil
      July 22, 2014 at 5:28 am

      Thanks. I read. As had not mentioned error earlier , The error is like "Cannot open the webpage , would you like to open a cached copy of the page instead?" . The source workstation internet did not seem to disconnect

    • Oron J
      July 22, 2014 at 6:51 am

      Thanks, that's useful to know. Unfortunately, in this case it doesn't help to narrow thing down. I would still try rebooting the router, clearing the cache and changing DNS settings (see dragonmouth's suggestion). If that doesn't help, get back to us.

    • Dr.sunil V
      July 27, 2014 at 7:03 am

      I marked your answer best

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