So I've recently upgrading the hardware inside my machine (new mobo, CPU, graphics), and thankfully all that seems to have gone rather well. Fresh install of Windows 7 as well, so that should rule out any virusy/malware concerns.
However, I now am stuck with a very annoying issue: I can load some webpages at a normal rate, but others either don't load at all, or take 10+ minutes to achieve. I'm on a broadband connection, so normal loading rate is sub 1 second.
Specifically, I can load my router's connection utility page, as well as just about any Google services (Plus, Gmail, Docs, etc.). This occurs with both IE8 and Chrome (came on my Mobo driver CD). Additionally, Windows Update can seem to access it's servers, as that's working fine.
I do have a bit of a wierd network setup: given that I don't have a wired connection from this machine to our router, it's connected by CAT5 cable to my Windows XP netbook, which then shares it's wireless connection with it's LAN connection. This setup was working two nights ago before I disassebled my desktop. The netbook basically only serves as a glorified wireless card, though it comes in handy to post stuff like this.
If anyone has any idea what could be causing something like this, I'm all ears.
After letting Windows Update work it's magic, my next step is going to be to haul my desktop downstairs to bypass that extra networking nonsense, but I don't feel like doing that tonight.
Edited by PittTheElder, 15 January 2012 - 11:43 PM.