Yes, I have definitely disabled Windows Firewall. see, the wierd thing about this is that I can sometimes load the google home page in my browser; sometimes I can only get this one page loaded. But other times I am able to browse to any link from a search performed in google, but only if it starts with www.google....
mail.google.com doesn't work, but www.google.com/mail does, and this happens even with zone alarm disabled on both computers! Do you have any suggestions?