Network is set up like this.
2 XP machine, both connected to a Netgear MR814v2 Wireless Router. DSL modem connected to the netgear router. 1 Lap top that connects to the network via wi-fi.
Here's what happens. The internet will be working fine on all computer (like now for instance).. then for no reason it will stop working after a bit. This just started happening a few days ago after about a year of working flawlessly.
When the internet stops working and i do a tracert I find that it only gets to the 3rd hop in the trace, then everything else after it gets a time out.
Now here is the interesting thing. Ever since this started happening, even when they internet IS working, i get the same results with the tracert. And sometimes just doing the tracert is enough to stop the internet from working.
I have called verizon.. everything seems fine from there end.. they cannot figure it out. Must be something on my end.. I have by passed the router and plugged the dsl modem directly into my computer.. same thing..
When the internet does go down.. if i turn off the router, the dsl modem and all computers.. then start them all back up again.. all is fine.. for a while at least.. (6 hours or so.. but i cannot say that's an exact figure because i'm not using the internet constanly).
I've scanned both computer for virii.. nothing. i've scanned for spyware with "lavasoft adware" found a few things.. got rid of them.. but still have this problem.
I'm willing to try anything.