Computer loses Internet after startup
by peter-03 - 3/5/13 4:22 PM
I've run into an unusual issue where I can access the Internet normally, as long as I don't shut my computer down. Without fail for weeks now, every time I start my computer back up it can't connect to the Internet through the LAN. The wireless appears to function regardless for my three roommates, but the only way I can regain access to the Internet is by restarting the wireless router and cable modem. I've tried changing the DNS, as well as a variety of more traditional troubleshooting methods on my computer, with no success. The problem, as near as I can estimate, started when I purchased a Belkin Belkin N450 wireless router to set up a WLAN in my new apartment, but I'm unsure why my computer is the only one affected.
I'm running a Dell XPS 210, running 32-bit Vista with all the Service Packs and downloads to date. I'm using a Ralink 802.11n Wireless PCI Express Card LAN Adapter to connect to the network. Apologies if I've missed anything.