posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 10:42 AM
Like themightymissm and a few others have said, there is a VERY good chance your router and/or computer is being affected by DHCP.
If it's a regular, within the minute change every day or few days, it is most likely your router releasing it's IP address, grabbing a new one, and
assigning it. During this process, (quick as it may be) you will lose internet access for a few moments.
This can be caused by:
-The ISP pushing updates to routers on their network
-Your computer has a scheduled task somewhere to release it's IP address
-SMALL possibility of the ISP sending out reset packets to kill file-sharing (think tor) within a congested network
**Some routers have their timezone set differently, so instead of 1200 midnight, it might reset at 930am.
Now, you might also be on a WiFi connection and having these issues.
-Maybe your WiFi is saturated (full) and kicking people off to make way for new users.
-There might be an IP or MAC address conflict (same computers having the same IPs/MACs) and you might be getting kicked off before the network assigns
the proper IPs.
-There might even be WiFi channel issues causing disconnects. These are fairly rare, but it still happens.
There might be some program which is causing the drop. Maybe you have a computer with a "Amazing WiFi card!" which has terrible drivers and drops you
when it feels like it.
There is a small chance that is it malware. Some types of malware make 100s of connections out to sites, essentially tying up your ability to create
your own connection. GET RID OF YOUR BROWSER SEARCH BARS!!! You don't need a browser bar for Ask.com or coupons.com. Known malware vectors.
There is a possibility of the WORST MALWARE KNOWN TO MAN. Windows Update. Maybe your computer updates every night and during this update it tries to
patch a network driver over and over and over again... it fails every time, but takes you offline for a few minutes as your computer has a stroke.