I am running Windows 98. I have my nic connected to a 4 port Ethernet broadband router. (cable modem). I have 4 computers sharing the cable modem as well as file and printer sharing among the 4 computers. On one computer in particular, my nic appears to loose the connection with the router. This occurs after the computer sits idle for a period of time. I reboot my computer, and all is well. This problem has just recently developed. It worked fine for a long time. I’m thinking it is a software setting the has gotten changed and I am unable to trace it down. I have gone as far as to replace the nic and same result. I've tried new network cables. I'm fairly convinced it is not a hardware problem. All the other 3 computers are fine. Below is a error message when starting Outlook Express. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The host 'pop3.zoominternet.net' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'Zoom', Server: 'pop3.zoominternet.net', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D