I have the misfortune of having a Zyxel router supplied by PO Broadband. On my Windows 7 laptop, there are many dropouts of internet access on a daily basis. These tend to come in batches. I know that my BT line is very noisy.
I have just bought a new Acer laptop with Win 8.1. Every time I try to connect to the internet with it, the router re-boots at least once, sometimes several times. Customer support at PO Broadband has referred me to Microsoft.
Has anybody experienced similar problems, and if so, can you help me?
On the start page in win 8.1 right click any live tile (mail, news, weather etc) and select 'turn off live tile'. It'll only be a temp solution if it works. Check with your ISP if you can get another router as the one you have isn't very good. Also if the line is noisy report it to your phone supplier.