OK, I've got a problem that I can't figure out, so I'll turn to the experts
First things first. I currently am running on a DSL connection to a Linksys router. We have about 12 PC's on the private network here at my home. The problem I am having is with my laptop (the computer that I use 95% of the time, so it's important!!). My laptop is currently running Windows 2000 Professional.
Now the problem:
For the last 3 nights, all of a sudden, I am unable to get to any web sites (none at all). However, my AIM, ICQ, and mIRC programs continue to function online. If I try to type in the IP address of a website in IE, it works fine
I am able to ping my gateway (linksys router), other pc's on my private LAN, as well as all my ISP's DNS servers.
When I try to run a tracert on any domain name, the only message I get is "Unable to resolve hostname". I have also switched my primary and secondary DNS servers just to be sure, as well as flushing my DNS cache.
The only way I am able to get name resolution back, is by restarting my system. After I do that, it will work all night and the next day, until the evening!! Then it happens again!!!
Like I said, this just started happening 3 nights ago. Before then, I usually leave my laptop running for months at a time without a restart.
I am at a total loss here. What can possible be causing this?? Could it be a corrupt TCP/IP stack??
Any help would be appreciated!