|Sometimes my computer won't connect to the internet.|
I am connected to a router that is connected to a cable modem and sometimes after a reboot or if I disable then enable connectivity, it takes a long time (5-15 minutes) for my internet connection to work.
The icon in Taskbar Tray always shows that it is connected immediately after being enabled and if I were to disconnect the LAN wire manually it will show as disconnected.
I use the Command Prompt and type "ipconfig" to see that I am connected to the router (wich always works) but when I try to ping the router using the known DNS numbers, I usually get a "Request timed out" reply. I used to use the ping command as described to me by the router Technical Support Team, but I noticed recently that I can load web pages even if the "Request timed out" prompt occurs.
I read somewhere that SP2 is supposed to have the "ping" ability disabled so I guess that might concern me as I have SP3.
Sometimes if I right click on the Network Icon in the Taskbar Tray and select for it to Repair it will work shortly after, but lately it hasn't been the fix. Waiting minutes on end seems to do it, but waiting around reloading web pages is not very enjoyable.
Is there something that I can do so that when the LAN Tray icon appears as working, it actually works?
....so confusing trying to troubleshoot this problem...