I don't know what's happening, but all of a sudden, my firefox stopped working ("server not found" message for all addresses). However, IE still works. I don't know exactly what's changed on my computer, but it's been left on for a few days and here's what I think I've done during that time:
--I installed Netlimiter.
--I used utorrent to download some large files, and when I did, it seemed like I couldn't use the internet because it was overloaded or something.
--I think Firefox got updated (minor updates) a couple of times.
So I don't know what's happening. Netlimiter has a firewall that I've turned off. Also, I use Kaspersky IS with the firewall turned off. I have a linksys cable modem and linksys wifi router. Utorrent still works even though firefox doesn't. Also, my I can't send any pop3 email anymore.
My Windows network connections shows my IP address to be the 192... address assigned by my router and when I click on details, none of the IP's are the actual outside IP (which should be 76...). I have DHCP enabled (although I don't exactly know what it means).
I guess I'm just not understanding why IE and torrent is working, but nothing else is including email and Firefox. And I haven't really changed anything. Anyway, thanks for any advice.