I am having the problems again as usual because Windows is GREAT!!!
Anyway here's the skinny...
Connected: Wirelessly via Belkin N router (router is located on a table at the foot of the bed from which I regularly operate the computer)
DNS: Configured to use OpenDNS servers
Security & Encryption: Enabled; WPA2-Personal, AES
LAN Settings: Automatically detect settings
I'm connected wireless to the Internet via Belkin Wireless N router. My connection patches through automatically and without fail as soon as I flip open the lid of my laptop. However, I am having difficulties viewing pages, particularly while using Chrome (IE seems to not experience the same issues or at least with less frequency). I am consistently receiving errors that state: the page cannot be found (error 404 in IE).
Before posting, I did a test just to make sure I wasn't crazy. I opened Chrome and IE, entered the microsoft web page url and sent the request in both with the quickness. Chrome almost immediately returned a 404 and IE took about 20 seconds to load the page. If I refresh the page, it will often load, although sometimes this does not help. Also, it seems like pages are loading only some elements and then giving up loading the rest of the page. While using Chrome, videos WILL NOT LOAD, but they will in IE.
When I go to my office to work throughout the week I do not have these problems at all. The connection is fast and stable all day long. At first I thought there was a problem with my computer, but now my girlfriend is experiencing the same issues with her laptop on my network. Coincidentally, it seems that Chrome experiences the issues the most and using IE seems to work around the issue.
IE is all well and good when I first get a new computer and haven't downloaded a new browser yet, but Chrome is the best for me. I like the way it works. Integrates well with my common practices and habits. I want to get it working right again and I'm ready to do some HEAVY TROUBLESHOOTING!!!!
I mean seriously, I'm ready to try every trick in the book. I was experiencing similar issues a few months ago except that I could not get any browser to work. I called my ISP and they'll swear up and down all day long that it's not their fault. The last two times I called, the guy tried to educate me about what an IP address is: I nearly bit his head off over the line.
I'm losing patience and at this point, it's just absolutely frustrating. Please help, any advice would be great.
Edited by goose90proof, 26 December 2010 - 11:38 PM.