|Hey all, hope this dosn't sound stupid, but is there any kind of virus that can install itself onto a computer, and then cause all computers on the LAN to lose connection? Let me explain...|
I have a Dell Latitude laptop, dual-booted with Windows 2000, and Windows XP. When booted into 2000, the laptop, as well as all 2 other computers will be real slow while accessing shares. But after a while, all computers cannot ping the router. If the laptop is booted to XP, it still won't work unless the router is reset. But as long as the laptop stays in XP, the router will work correctly for days and days! I was just wondering if a virus could do something like this. On the laptop, I have virus protection under XP, but not under 2000 (my bad). The router I'm using is a Belkin F5D-7230-4. It is not connected to high speed internet. If someone could explain what might be happening, I would appreciate it.
I believe in the Big Bang. God said it, and BANG it happened!