I recently purchased a new Windows 8 PC and since then have been experiencing continuous connectivity issues.(never had them with Windows 7)
I have BT Infinity on a wired connection with Windows 8. The modem and home hub are left on 24/7. Everytime I boot/restart my machine the network icon shows that I am connected and have internet access but no pages will load (page cannot displayed).
When I run a diagnostic the results come back with either 'Gateway is not available' or 'no DNS server'.
The only way I can get my connection back is to unplug the modem or power down the hub and then restart them. This connectivity only lasts until the next time I shutdown or restart the PC. Then I have to go through the whole process again.
Never had this issue with Windows 7.
Just to add, wireless connections to my other devices work perfect.
Any advise greatly appreciated.