I make the connection, and the network icon on the task bar shows Local & Internet. I can go online. With IE or Firefox, after a while, the pages hang. Sometimes, when one hangs, the other browser will work, but not for long. When I open the Task Manager, if the pages are closed, nothing will show in Applications. If IE or Firefox is open, it is listed, and you can close it. On the Processes tab, they will be open, and at least one of each will not close. The network icon still shows Local & Internet, and non browser programs can still access the internet, and will update. The system must be rebooted to use the browsers.
I've used a 6 connection types I have and all do this. All updates are scans are run weekly. This has been going on for several months. All my XP boxes work fine on the same connections. I am guessing it has to be in the networking or security settings.
Pavilion dv9700 Notebook
Vista 64-bit Home Premium service Pack 2
Intel Core2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50Ghz
3.00 GB Ram, Western Digital 500,320 GB Hard Drives
3 connection methods
Comcast Cable Modem, Cat 5 & 54G Wireless
Sprint Compass 597 Card
AT&T Samsung Impression. Tethered USB or Bluetooth.
SpyBot Search & Destroy
Zone Alarm Firewall
Secunia PSI to track updates
After a period of time, browsers stop working, on all connection types. 7 minutes to 7 hours.
Network icon on taskbar says Access: Local and Internet.
iexplorer.exe, and firefox.exe will usually be open in Processes of task manager, but not in Applications. They cannot be shut down. Must reboot to use browser.
If Spybot Immunization is started, it will warn that browsers must be closed first.
Non browser programs can access the internet. Spybot, Avast!, Ad-aware, itunes, Windows Update, Adobe Reader, can still update online after the browsers stop working.
Housecall & Malwarebytes have also been ran.
6TO4 showed a bad driver. Uninstalled. Has not prompted to reinstall driver.
pop-up on start-up flashes, a couple of times stayed on screen.
Run Time Device Change.
pop-up on start-up sometimes
Microsoft Sync has stopped working!
Application Name mobsync.exe
EDIT: Moved from Vista to more appropriate Networking ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 30 April 2010 - 02:29 PM.