I ask that because I know the latest version of AVG includes the LinkScanner browser add-on. If you are using AVG with this add-on, (any browser), perhaps that is causing links to time out.
If not AVG, what other security applications do you have, eg Spybot, Lavasoft's AdAware, etc.
I have a connection problem where the connection to the internet is intermittent. Clicking on links will work for a few minutes(a seemingly random amount of time) then, after going to a few sites it will start timing out. I can try to refresh the page or navigate to any number of other pages, but it will just keep timing out. Restarting IE(or whatever app Im using), seems to resolve it. Although sometimes it takes a few IE restarts for it to get to the home page again. Strangely, connections already made will persist but new connections won't. For example, youtube video will keep loading although any links I click on the same page will time out even while the video is still loading.
It started doing this after I restored my PC with Windows XP with all the newest updates and the latest firewall and antivirus software. I previously was running windows XP which was about 6 months behind on updates and n-1 versions of firewall and antivirus software, and this problem did not occur.
It does this on both my XP PC and laptop, which ive both restored and updated recently(so its not hardware related)
It does this when connecting directly to the router over ethernet cable and also when using wireless(so its not a wireless problem)
It does this with both firefox and IE(so its not an IE problem)
It does this even when firewall is off(so its not the firewall)
It does this even when antivirus is off(so its no the antivirus software)
It does NOT do this on my linux PC
It does NOT do this on my roommates Windows Vista
This leads me to believe that this could only be a problem with XP.
Were there any XP updates that you know of that would affect internet connectivity? Any other ideas?
Btw, I had to restart IE a few times just to create this post.