|If the desktop can ping the internet and work IM, i'm thinking it's a firewall issue or browser. Try disabling your firewall, if that doesn't work, download firefox on your laptop and use a memory stick to transfer to your desktop. See if that makes a difference.|
I'm thinking a virus that's disabling some internet traffic.
AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.11
Patriot PC2-6400 4Gig
Seagate 160Gig SATA
Seagate 320Gig SATA