Intermittent ethernet internet connection Ubuntu 12.04.1

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http://askubuntu.com – I have spent hours trying out dozens of solutions from the ubuntuforums and askubuntu, nothing seems to help. My internet connection sporadically and regularly drops. Sometimes it is that webpages take a long time to load, or never do. Sometimes this can be fixed by reloading the page, sometimes this does nothing. In those cases the only solution is to either disable and enable networking or click on the supposedly connected wired connection I am using to get it to reconnect manually. In both these cases the connection is usually back within 5 seconds (very rarely I have to do this twice). I (HowTos)