ZoneAlarm working strange ever since Vonage
Posted on 2006-05-19
Hi, about a week ago I installed my new Vonage setup. I have 2 computers behind a router (my main laptop, and a secondary desktop) and I plugged my laptop connection into the Vonage box. Shortly after that things started acting up on my laptop. My laptop normally goes into "hibernation" I guess you call it, when it's inactive for 15 mins or so (or if the lid is closed). Whenever it would do this and I resumed using it, I couldn't web surf, nor get email. It just wouldn't clue in to my internet connection. But as soon as I shut off my Zonealarm, it would work fine. Then if I would put ZoneAlarm immediately back on, it would resume working. It's like it couldn't re-connect after coming out of hibernation with ZoneAlarm on, but once it DID get reconnected, I could put ZoneAlarm back on and it would carry on okay.
Also, I notice when things have resumed after I relaunch ZoneAlarm, connectivity is just "slower". Web surfing, email... things just respond slower, but they still work. Weird, eh? And I'm on a very fast cable connection here.