I'm getting quite frustrated with this laptop's connection.  When it works, it works fine and relatively fast but it keeps breaking or not working spontaneously.  My other devices such as my IPad 2 work consistently, so I don't think it's anything to do with my internet connection itself.

It is running on Windows 8, 17 3rd Gen processor.  I've updated the network adapter driver to the newest version which the Wireless-N 2230.  I also removed Macafee Anti-Virus completely and downloaded a free one despite still having subscription on it because I read on some forums that this may be an issue.  

When i run the troubleshooting  the problem detected says "A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken".

Please, any help would be appreciated.