NOTE: I'm not very computer savvy, so if it's not too much trouble, if you have any advice please explain it thoroughly and in layman's terms.
Here's the situation, my computer won't connect to the internet in my dorm room. It shows the two networks that I usually connect to, and they both show strong connection, but then I try connecting and it says it can't. But if I take my computer to the dorm lobby, or the Student Center, or the Library, or anywhere else on campus that uses the same exact network as I do, my computer connects just fine. My room is the only place it won't connect! And my computer is the only thing that can't connect in my room. My iPod has no problem connecting, and my roommate's computer has no problem connecting either.
I've tried disconnecting my iPod and my roommate's computer from the internet and turned both completely off so I could see if they somehow disrupt my computer's ability to connect when they're connected, but I had no luck. I've tried restarting, I've tried the options that Network Troubleshooting provide and nothing works. I've also asked around and no one, on my floor or on other floors that I have talked to, has had any problem like this.
This issue has happened once before, around the end of January/beginning of February. It lasted for a couple of weeks and then, somehow, my computer randomly connected to the internet and had no problems with connection, until now. The lack of connection ability started about five days ago, and just like the last time, I can connect everywhere else except my room. Last night it randomly connected, but the connection kept going in and out. When it did connect it only lasted a few minutes, then it would disconnect, and when I would attempt to connect again it would tell me it was unable to connect even though it was connected just seconds before!
Any ideas what the problem could be?
I had an issue with malware not too long ago. I can't remember all the malware that had been screwing with my computer, but I do remember PC Fix was the most severe issue. I managed to get rid of it all. I doubt malware can mess with your ability to connect to the internet in only one specific area, but could my previous malware troubles have any influence my connection abilility at all?
And thank you in advance!