IE 5.5 on a Win98SE p166. Machine is on a network behind a gnatbox lite firewall. Another similar machine on same network works fine. After machine is rebooted browsing is fine for about 10 mins then browser seems able to resolve names to ip addresses in the bottom bar but web pages are not loaded. Adware checks and antivirus scans show nothing. There are some internal network oddities in that when problem happens files cannot be saved to a network drive from an application and yet can be copied to the drive with Windows explorer.
I have seen this problem posted before with a solution of re-installing networking. I can do this but was hoping to understand what is wrong.