Very annoying. None of my peers have this issue.
I am running P4 512mb ram, 1TB HD, 128mb AIW video card, Windows XP Pro, behind a Linksys router, enabling and disabling software firewall has no effect. PC-cillin was running but disabled and has no effect.I did notice it seems the "chat" client in gmail seems to lose connection , locks the browser up, then a notice on the left hand side says " we are experiencing problems connecting, please try again later, then in about 3 seconds says "we're back" and the browser unlocks.Does not do this on any other pc in the house.I have switched ports on the router with no effect.It appears I'm not the only one posting about this problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.