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Screen saver/logging off causes internet problems


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Hello,
I recently have been having an odd problem. When I am done using my computer my screen saver turns on or I log off. Later when I want to use my computer again, I wiggle the mouse to stop the screen saver or log back in. Also I have my screen saver password protected (not sure if this makes a difference). Anyway, after I get back on my computer my web browser will not connect to the Internet. I have tried IE and Firefox but neither will load a page. It takes 3 to 5 minutes for the browser to say that it can't load. What is odd is that if I try to update my anti-virus software or play an online based game, these all work. Its just the browsers that wont work. I have tried to repair the connection, log off and log back on, switch to a wireless connection but nothing works. The only solution I have found is to restart my computer and then everything works normally again. This has started to become a pain. Any ideas? Thanks!

Edit: Also, I am using Windows XP Home edition.

Edited by Nilla, 19 September 2007 - 05:11 PM.

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I just found out that if I also leave my computer and let it idle for a few hours (without the screen saver on, or logging off), my web browsers wont connect to the Internet. I had to restart the computer and, poof, the web browsers connect again. :wave:

Any help? :)
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I think I have found the source of my problem. I think that it is ZoneAlarm. I was away from my computer for a few hours and again the web browsers wouldn't connect to the Internet. I tried shutting down ZoneAlarm and then everything seems to be working again. However, when I load ZoneAlarm back up, the Internet wont work again. Do I have to change some setting on ZoneAlarm? Any suggestions out there? Thanks!
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