Why could it be that after my computer sits idle for a while, I have to restart it to get my internet connection back. It will do this if it has been sitting for approx. a half hour. It also does this sometimes if I play an online game, and then try to open IE or Firefox. On top of that, Firefox works about 10% of the time now.
It's been going on for a while. I have AVG free... uhhh and I had to replace the ethernet card because at my last apartment when TimeWarner came out to install the phone/modem somehow my ethernet card took a shit at exactly the same time.
I know I have some other firewall deal, but the kid who built the computer put it on there. I will look later.