Yep, i do have to admit that the solution worked for me too. Actually what would happen to me is that I would be online for a few minutes and then lose my connection. Only way to get it back was to reboot, and then the same thing kept happening. So it could be that. It could also be Earthlink's DHCP server's having a bad time. since it only happens at home, then logic suggests that something is a miss with the connection at home. now all ya need to do is track down the problem. Hopefully, unplugging and then plugging the modem back in will help. I would do it for about 30 seconds, maybe even up to a minute or so to clear things.
If it continues, get ahold of tech spport and if your luck is with you, you'll get a human being who can try to help.
At 12:30 PM 2/29/2008, you wrote:
Hi,Try to fix this by unplugging your modem for a minute or so. This seems to clear the buffers. I have had good luck by doing this.Good Luck ----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:jp100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Jim To: <mailto:jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 9:59 AM Subject: A Baffling Question Hello everyone, I've got a duzy for you. I really hope someone has an answer.As of Wednesday night, I have had the strangest thing happening with my computer and the internet. When I'm at home, it will connect online, as usual. It will let me go to Google and a few websites, and I can use Outlook Express to get my e-mail. However, all of the websites I try and access on a regular basis weren't opening. It would say that Internet Explorer couldn't access that page or something to that effect. I figured I could go to these page via google, since I was able to connect to Google. However, when I'd hit enter on one of the links, it would tell me that the page couldn't be accessed. The next day, I figured I'd try this same thing at work. So, I brought my laptop to my office and was able to connect wirelessly just fine. I ran some of the same websites, without doing any change whatsoever, and everything ran as it always has run. I went back home that night and tried going onto some of these sites again, and the same problem was happening as the previous night.This is the strangest thing I've seen yet, because it's as if it knows when I get home and goes into restriction mode or something to that effect. What is going on, and how do I fix it?Now, I did try doing some things, such as going to internet options and deleting all of my cookies and internet files and such. That still didn't work. I have no idea what else to do.I'm elsewhere this morning and am using my computer, and the web pages are running as they should. Does anyone have any suggestions? Knowing my luck, you won't, but I can't help but ask.Jim ---------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition.Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Database: 269.21.2/1304 - Release Date: 2/29/2008 8:18 AM