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Websites stop working... or something

Fatty-McPhatFatty-McPhat Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Problem: After browsing for a while (time depends on what I'm doing, the faster I browse websites, the sooner it happens) websites stop working. The rest of my internet works fine, can chat on MSN, can play online games, etc. but cannot bring up any websites. Need to restart to work again. Problem came out of nowhere, nothing installed lately or no windows updates except for something to do with Adobe Reader.

Specs: Vista Home premium on a laptop. Internet over wireless, 128 wep encryption.
Tried using IE, Firefox, and Chrome and it happens to all 3.

Doesn't seem to be a DNS issue because I can ping websites from the cmd prompt.
Running zone alarm and AVG anti-virus and I've tried exiting them as soon as computer starts up but problem still happens.

I've got 3 other computers connected to the router, 2 wired and 1 wireless and I haven't heard them complain yet so don't think it's happening to them.

Any thoughts?

edit: diagnosing the problem in IE gives me this:
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  • exoplasmexoplasm Gainfully Employed Near Blizzard HQRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Any proxy configs going on? Firewall software? Conflicting anti-virus anti-spyware apps?

    My google-fu isn't bringing up anything specifically like your problem. It seems to be mostly firewall/dns problems with this error message.

    Try manually setting your connection on your laptop to use the www.opendns.org DNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

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  • Fatty-McPhatFatty-McPhat Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    exoplasm wrote: »
    Any proxy configs going on? Firewall software? Conflicting anti-virus anti-spyware apps?

    My google-fu isn't bringing up anything specifically like your problem. It seems to be mostly firewall/dns problems with this error message.

    Try manually setting your connection on your laptop to use the www.opendns.org DNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

    No proxies, disabled firewall and anti-virus. Once again doesn't seem to be a dns issue because I can ping websites after the problem happens.

    Did try the opendns servers and problem still occured. Trying it hardwired right now to see if it still happens.

    edit: Hardwired, the problem still occurs.

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  • NambkabNambkab Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I recently bought a laptop, same OS as you, and on my home wireless network it does the exact same thing. Unfortunately I don't have a solution. I played WoW on it all last month in a hotel, and never experienced this issue with the hotel internet. And I play regularly at a friend's house with it and have no issues with his internet. It seems to only be my home network, and I've reformatted it once since I got it and reinstalled Vista only to have this exact same problem return.

    Good luck I guess?D:

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