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I have a strange problem connecting to the internet sometimes. I have a cable modem and it is always on, it works fine. I recently got a LinkSys wireless router to go with my new laptop. If my main computer has been on for a long time (and inactive) my browsers (Explorer and Firefox) will not connect to the internet via a LETTERED (ie www.yahoo.com) website. They will still go to a website if I use the NUMBERED address (ie 192.333.876). The connection is active and my laptop connects fine thru the wireless. If I reboot my computer everything is fine again. I think something must be kicking in at a certain point and causing this but I have no idea what it is. It doesn't seem to be the screensaver or MSN messenger. Any ideas? Thanks.

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If you are able to connect with IP address (numbered address) but not with site name (LETTERED address), it means problem with the DNS.
I am not sure why it should happen if computer stays idle for sometime.
why dont you check the router settings.. or try calling up your ISP (internet service provider) .

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