Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:59 PM
Hiya, ive had a problem with my internet for a few months now and figured i should really try to fix it...
Basically when loading certain websites, usually when logging into a website, i get a DNS error and usually the only way i can access the site is to go somewhere else before trying again, or keep trying to load the page. Some sites are perfectly fine, an example of a couple ive had problems with are myspace, hotmail, google search and ebay. This isnt every time i use the site either, on occasion they do load fine.
This problem began just after i updated firefox to the current version, but i have no idea if thats anything to do with it.
Also when loading videos, sometimes the internet seems to get disconnected and wont load any webpages at all. It almost seems like its soo much effort to load the video so just decides to disconnect. When loading a page after trying to view a video it says "connecting" but i just get a server not found page.
Ive tried clearing my history and cookies, but that hasnt worked, and i flushed the dns and that hasnt worked either.
A virus scan by AVG found nothing also, though i have previously had to have zlob removed by a computer company, so whether thats linked im not sure, but it was fine after the virus was removed and these problems appeared months later.
I also noticed that when i right click my wireless icon and select 'repair', which usually helps the connections, the box that pops up gets 'stuck'. I usually says disabling wireless, enabling, connecting, checking, done (etc) and you can click close, but none of these actions are taken and when you click 'cancel' nothing happens, and the only way to close the screen is to restart the laptop.
I really dont know if any of these are linked or whats going on, but any help is appreciated.