I have spent the entire week trying to figure out how to resolve my Internet connection problem. Checked all settings (including LAN settings in Internet Options etc.), disabled Windows Firewall, removed all Antivirus software, uninstalled all recent updates that I had just before the problem occurred, reset TCT/IP and Winsock settings, ran System File Checker and OneCare scan, ran several different Antivirus scans, updated all network drivers, reset all network adapters etc. Nothis was working.
Finally, I installed all settings for IP addresses Manualy, instead of leaving it in "Obtain IP addresses Automatically". And it worked!!!!! Now I have my Internet connection functioning perfectly with Manual settings for about 4 days. However, as soon as I switch to Automatic mode, everything goes back to a crawl. I had this switching done probably a dozen times and it is like a clock - working with Manual and bad connection with Automatic.
Even though I can work now with my Internet on Manual settings, I still would like to understand why my system is having a problem with Automatic settings mode.
Any ideas? I would appreciate some suggestions.