I have a problem with my network connection and I can't identify the reason behind all this.
Here are the details:
First of all, my Skype jams the home router. I tried a million times and it always happens, as unlikely as it sounds. Whenever I videocall sb all computers in the house lose connection and the damn thing has to be rebooted. When I reboot the modem/router, sometimes I get a popup saying "IP conflict, some other computer in your LAN network is using the same IP".
Secondly, when I try the command "ping loopback" in the cmd console, I get at best 50% of response, but it varies. Sometimes it's all lost, and sometimes just half of it. The same thing happens when I try to ping my own router-assigned IP. The internet connection status is fine and working, Browser loads webpages.
I checked with my housemates and none of them seem to be having similar problems.
I already tried releasing my IP and renewing it, but the problem didn't go away. Similarly, I uninstalled the wireless network adapter card and installed it again. Windows says drivers are up to date.
One last thing: the crash seems to be linked to the VPN cisco client that I installed recently. I removed it in the course of searching for a solution, but it didn't help...
Does somebody know what to do besides reinstalling the bloody windows?