As this is my first post, I would like to say hello and thank you fo trying to help me as I am clueles about these awesome boxes of knowledge.
My story: 2 nights ago I was playing the game Star Trek online fine for about 6 hours, then I started losing my connection to the internet. Now I cannot sign on to AOL or anything else,except IE will come up fine and shows I am on the netwrok. In fact I am writing this on my old computer on AOL so I figure it is a computer issue and not a network one. When trying to sign on to AOL or any games is states that I am not connected to the internet, but IE comes up and shows I am. I have searched for a day and have found no fix. I have tried several "cmd" steps with winsocks and netsh, anything I could find. I have installed new copies of programs including AOL and that has not helped.I have turned off firewalls and deleted Norton, no help.The last thing I tred was the factory re-set, wiped my laptop back to original set-up and that did not help. I do not know what else to do, any help wold be much appreciated. The only thing downladed on the day it started was some Windows updates. Once again thank you very much for any help provided.