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After my computer is on and connected to the internet using Internet Explorer. In the mnidst of surfing I suddenly can't get the next website to load. What is really strange is that when this occurs, rather than seeing the name of the website in the bar at the bottom of Internet Explorer, such as www.comcast.net, I will see 219.60.948 or some other IP address, it's a different addres each time. If I happen to be connected to a site sucha s pogo it stays connected and I can play, or if I'm in a chat room or IM, that also stays conneted. But if I log out I can't log back in until I reboot. After rebooting everything is okay for several hours, then it will happen again......Anyone who can help will have my never ending gratitude :tazz: I've run every malware program suggested, I've sent in the hijack log. Everything seems fine ....Come on folks, I;m begging here...LOL Anyone got another idea.....
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You started a thread in the malware forum, but never replied to it after begin given advice...

did you follow that advice and it not work? or did you lose track of the thread?

What kind of connection is this (dialup, dsl, cable), are you on a network or a single machine?
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I have cable, I have two machines hooked up through a linksys wireless router wrt54g, the problem curently is on my laptop, BUT! the problem had been on my desktop before.....and yes I have followed all the suggestions you gave me before. I don't think it's the browser because once the connection goes haywire, even though I can continue whatever I'm doing, If I log off pogo, or yahoo messenger, I can't log back in until I reboot......
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If you are logged off, does the other machine work during this time?

What version of the router is this> there are at least five wrt54g (v1, v2, v3....)

Have you upgraded the firmware on this router?
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Yes, the other computer works, even when this one locks up and won't log back on.....as for the version of the router, it's v2.0.4.4 August 3, 2004, and I'm sure I haven't upgradet the firmware...
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I would update firmware as a start....

Also, since this is wireless, what is your signal strength (you can usually determine this by opening a utility that came with your card or through the built in windows wireless utility)
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Whenever I've checked my signal strength, it has always been excellent. At one time, I hadthis same problem on my desk top and it wasnt' wireless.....I know I should know this, but how do I update my firmware ..
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I was able to update my firmware, we'll see what happens now..thanks for the help
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Still have theproblem, Can you tell me in simple terms what the 1394 connection is, and should it be enabled?
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