Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:32 AM
OK... I'll try to explain things as comprehensive as possible. Hoping for a good answer.
So my current network is simply like this: internet(modem)->router->computers. My desktop is wired to the router while all other computers connect to the router via wireless. I use the desktop.
1.) Most of the time, if not always, when I try to load up a website, I always get a page not found error (in any browser) until I Release/Renew the DHCP on my router. HOWEVER, it's not always a guaranteed load!
1a.) Take note that this actually happens with any site, even Google and Yahoo, and even bleepingcomputer.com!
2.) However, when that specific domain loads, anything loaded from that domain will work fine.
3.) After an idle amount of time of not loading anything from said domain, however, things will start to mess up again!
4.) When I connect my computer directly to the modem (thus cutting off the internet from the router, thus all the other computers connecting through the router couldn't connect anymore), everything works fine. All sites load properly and if they don't, it's because they ACTUALLY DON'T (e.g. site is down, I blocked it, etc).
4a.) In fact, I had to connect my computer directly to the modem just to be able to type this message up :/
5.) This then leads me to conclude that it's the router's problem. HOWEVER, apparently for the other computers in the network, they've never had this problem at all! I used my netbook to confirm this and indeed, my netbook does load the sites that don't work here in the desktop!
6.) Which is then confusing whether it's my network card or my router that's having problems. My current suspicion right now is that the interaction between router and network card is the main issue here...
7.) However I don't know where to look. I've been trying out a huge amount of solutions for a total of 13 hours now (and reverting back when they don't work) and I still haven't fixed it.
8.) I am positive that this is not a browser-specific issue. In any browser I've tried, I always have this same problem. Furthermore, I DID say that as long as I connect my computer directly to the modem, everything works fine.
9.) Almost all internet operations I have that don't run through the browser, such as games, IRC, chat applications, P2P sharing... they run smoothly when I'm on the router. It's just the things that run on internet browsers for some reason.
I'm really lost here, please help! I'm to the point of frustration in which I want to buy a new router and reformat my computer just to ensure that I have my usual work process back, but I want to avoid that as much as possible for obvious reasons.
Please, please help!
Thanks in advance for the efforts!