I'm running Windows XP SP2. This problem is about a month old.
When I try to connect to the web, via ie 7, Firefox 18.104.22.168, or Opera 9.01, my first attempt will often time out. Usually when I click the "Try Again" button in Firefox, or do the analagous action in the other browswers, the connection opens immediately. But very frequently, I have to go through doing it twice, as I've just described.
I run ZoneAlarm, but I've had it for a long time, and this issue is pretty new ('bout a month).
Other apps don't seem to be effected by this; they run just like they always have, as far as I can tell.
Please advise. And please tell me if I've posted this in the wrong place.