Question Internet connection suddenly breaks down while adapter still maintains active status

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Title is too short to describe the problem but still too long, don't worry as I'll go into detail.

I need to note that this is purely wifi adapter sided and router has nothing to do with it, guaranteed. So what happens is that suddenly as I'm connected to the internet, or straight as I turn on PC sometimes, I can connect to the wifi but I don't have internet access. Sometimes it even completely stops being able to connect to any wifi instead of connecting but failing to access internet. Unplugging then plugging in again SOMETIMES fixes the issue for a few seconds or minutes (sometimes even 'permanently' for a small period ranging from day to days) but then it stops working again.

Windows troubleshoot is often unable to find an issue but even when it does all it can do is restart the adapter - what it notes as the issue is wrong parameters with whatever this can mean or include in it. What actually eliminates the problem for an unknown period that is longer than a day is turning off PC for at least 30 minutes.

So, is there any way to fix this or should I consider this a physical nature malfunction that can only be fixed with a new adapter?

Edit:
I am using Windows 10 Pro x64

CPU: AMD Ryzen 2400G

RAM 8GB 3000mHz

GPU is the integrated graphics provided by the CPU (uses 2GB of the RAM)

Adapter model is a TP-Link tl-wn8200nd v1 which connects through USB

I am not able to guarantee that the issue is generic as I do not have a secondary PC to test it on
 
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Ralston18

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS.

Are you using a built in wireless adapter, a USB port wireless adapter, or a PCIe slotted wireless adapter?

Make and model?

Is it just your PC or do other computers/devices have similar issues?

Are you able to run and post the results of "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) via the command prompt?
 
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Thanks for the reply. I tried so hard to give a proper idea about what the problem causes and how it happens that i totally forgot other important stuff that I initially wanted to post. Thus, i'll edit the main post with the info.

I suppose I should post the ipconfig results once the problem occurs again, right?
 
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Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.535]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All right reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-TN1G6A5
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 30-9C-23-EB-5B-84
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 300Mbps Wireless High Power USB Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DE-3A-65-80-F2-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Τοπική σύνδεση* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DE-3A-65-80-F2-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Kaspersky Security Data Escort Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-18-C8-B5-2A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

ipconfig /all results


Need to note I already tried turning off every kind of protection to test if it does anything (kaspersky, windows firewall) and, no, it doesn't help.
 

Ralston18

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Does the following link show your wireless adapter?

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/tl-wn8200nd/

Have you tried another known working USB cable between PC and wireless adapter?

As I understand the results of "ipconfig /all" there is no wireless adapter connected.

What also may be happening is that the computer's USB cannot consistently support the load imposed by the TP-Link wireless adapter.

Do you have an independently powered USB hub that you can test with? Connect PC to the independently powered hub and then plug the TP-link wireless adapter into the powered USB hub.

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I also noted "Wireless LAN adapter Τοπική σύνδεση* 11:" in your "ipconfig /all". Two things - the corrupted (?) characters at the end plus the Physical Address is identical to the preceding 300Mbps wireless adapter.

Not sure if that is some aspect of your using or trying to use a VPN. Not sure about what all that may indicate. Something to take a look at as well.... Perhaps someone else will comment/post accordingly.
 

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