I'm hoping someone can help me, I know very little about computers and i am having a problem with my internet connection. I'm using vista if this matters.
Sometimes pages won't load and i get this message (i've tried using both chrome and IE and the same thing happens):
This web page is not available
The web page at http://twistypuzzles.com/
might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this web page later.
Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out.
I have tried searching on google and i've contacted my isp (they got me to change channels and replaced my router but it hasn't helped.) I downloaded a trial version of avast but it didn't find any viruses.
If i'm using bittorrent the download continues without interruption but just surfing i keep getting this message (even though my internet icon shows me as still connected to the internet)
If i keep clicking "refresh" the page might eventually load, sometimes with no pictures or widgets (almost looks like a "safe mode" and videos won't play) If i turn off the wireless on my laptop for a few minutes and then turn it back on usually everything will be ok for a while but if not i turn off and on the router and it always works again. Sometimes everything works great for hours but the problem always returns. .
I think it all started when i downloaded picasa (software for editing photos from google) but i uninstalled this and the problem is still happening. If anyone has any idea how to solve this i would be extremely grateful as it has almost driven me crazy!
[Sorry about the long post!]