Hi all.... would appreciate some guidance on this new problem.
I am using a Dell desktop, running Avast Free, Online Armor, and Malware Bytes as a scanner. 2 1/2 years old, Motorola Surfboard, Comcast ISP, no real issues until two weeks ago.
I noticed that the wireless connection off my Linksys WRT54GL would drop (on this machine only) and the network icon would change to the wired connection. I also noticed that there no wireless networks appearing in the neighborhood. I then removed the router and plugged in direct to the PC.
Frequently when I boot up, the modem lights are OK and the network icon tells me that I have internet access.
However, when I open up a browser, it cannot connect to the internet. When I restart, I am able to connect. Not sure if something is not loading properly during start up such as Avast or Online Armor....or there is a hardware issue or a recent Windows Update is the culprit.
Is it time for a new machine?? This is annoying ... what can I do?
Edited by NewJersey, 21 May 2014 - 06:34 AM.