Okay so I'm just going to lay down every bit of info of what's happening and what methods I have tried. Certain websites [a lot of facebook pages, myspace music pages, certain pages on cars.com, and a BUNCH other] kill my browsers. NOT MY INTERNET, my browsers:
My browsers just straight up die. Google chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE just cease to continue working. Out of the 4 I use Chrome just because the issue occurs less [still a lot]. They all just sit on "connecting" and then white page/ connection error. All the while I'll be on ventrilo or just boot up some L4D or something[MOTD websites are 404'd on steam obviously].
Now methods I have tried are: Using a PCI ethernet card/switching ethernet cable, reformatting [THREE TIMES, so this is recurring, it started back in August], and now to fix it temporarily I have to unplug my router [belkin] and my cable modem.
Other confusing things about this: It affects every computer in my house, EXCEPT my parents use AOL on their desktop and laptop which continues to work... WTF?
I've asked a BOAT LOAD of people and they've just been baffled because this doesn't even make sense...?
Sounds similar to something the1chaos was recently having trouble with:
Read through that thread and see if you find anything helpful there.
I get that too, not often, about once per week, I think, but if you do get it, try refreshing the page first (F5). Other than that, there isn't any advice I can give to you about this.
router problems or modem problem.
Sounds like a router issue alright. Can't help you any more than that though.
kow_ciller;4802234router problems or modem problem.
Yeah, seems like the only possible explanation. Router is a good 2-3 years old. I'll probably pick up a new one in the next week or two then, maybe it'll fix it. Hoping Verizon FIOS becomes available in my area soon as well, would love to switch from IO.