I moved apartments, updated my mobo, and began using a new modem and router the same day. This has made narrowing down the issue very hard for me.
When I am plugged into the router, the internet will slow to a crawl for everyone using it and then completely shut down. My computer says that it is having trouble communicating with the primary dns server. I called the router company- cisco about my linksys e100 and they said that I go to bad website and need to invest in a $250 computer repair service.
When I am plugged directly into the modem I be doing fine, until my ethernet cable lights stop blinking when connected to my computer. The computer claims that there is not cable plugged in. After a couple times unplugging it and plugging it back in, it works.
ATT said that everything on their side is fine.
Kapersky says that my computer is clean of all STDs, even after an extended evaluation from a telephoned employee.
Do I need a new network card? I am currently running a MSI mobo for the sandy bridge chip. All my drivers are up to date, and windows 7 is as well.
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Actually what had happened was I had turned off Window's update two months earlier because it was downloading while i was trying to play some video games. I just turned it on last week, installed fifty updates, and now everything is working well.