internet security limits internet

Toshiba / Satellite l305d
October 20, 2009 at 23:10:52
Specs: Wibdows XP Pro Sp3, 2 GHz / 2000 MB
Greetings all! I access the internet at home through a city wide wifi system called FREENET. I use a PEPWAVE Wifi modem that connects to my lan port.
I've been using Norton Internet Security for a number of years now with no problems with internet reception. I recently upgraded to NIS 2009, and after installation I proceeded to update the components. The update went fine until I had to reboot, and I could no longer access the internet. The modem was 'working', and the computer said I was connected, but every time I attempted to use IE or Firefox, the browser kept getting stuck on "waiting on Google, or waiting on, etc". I finally uninstalled NIS, and immediately the problem went away. So I tried AVG Internet Security! Now I can get to the internet for about 30 - 40 minutes at a time, and then the 'waiting' starts. I have to 'reset' the modem by dis-connecting the power cable and then plugging it back in...for about another 30 minutes or so of service. AGGRAVATION!!! Are there some settings on these programs that I could tweak to alleviate this problem? For me this FREENET is NOT free, and I had to pay $200 a couple of years ago for the modem, and a $22 monthly charge. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all input.

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October 21, 2009 at 03:31:59
willslen, SWAG, my thought's the same for both proggies. Suspect you simply need to 'allow' the connection to the ISP in the 'exceptions' area.
Ed in Texas.

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