Hrm, I am not sure if this is worth inquiring about, but it is weird enough I wanted to see if it might be normal causes before I start worrying about it being something like malware or a virus.
Basically, over the last week or so, my Windows 7 Home Premium desktop (a Dell Inspiron 660) has started having occasional connection problems. We have a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1200 (EA6300). The router runs into a Netgear ProSafe GS105 5-port gigabit switch that is used to connect my PS3 and two printers, but the desktop had a wireless connection to the router.
Maybe 1-3 times a day, the desktop will suddenly lose its internet connection until I close all programs that were using the internet. It lets me reconnect in about 10-30 seconds generally after I do that. The thing is, while I'd assume it was an ISP problem, no other computers in the household are having the same problem, not even the Windows 7 laptop I have right next to me. So I'm not sure if it is an ISP problem since only one computer is having the issue.
For example, it disconnected once within like 10-15 minutes of me waking up today at 8:30 AM and once at 9:55 PM tonight. It is not routinely timed or anything and nothing else is affected when it happens other than the desktop.
The desktop had a wireless connection, but today I tried plugging in the ethernet cable I normally have plugged into my PS3 and the desktop still lost connection this evening.
Any help or advice would be appreciated!