Hi. I've been having frustrating problems with the Internet for the last couple of months, and I've run out of ideas. (I'm new here, and I hope this is the right place to post this - if not, I apologize).
My computer runs normally, everything works fine, but lately I often (usually) get "page (or server) error" - type of message or similar when I try to open a website or jump to a webpage. Or, I get rerouted to some other site, either the one I have loaded as a sidebar bookmark, or some totally "offtopic" site. It's driving me nuts. There're 5 all-time running computers in the household, and only one has the same kind of problem, although not as often as I do, it seems. The worst is when I try to access Google or Yahoo - I get page error in at least 50% of tries.
Not one particular event coincided with the beginning of this situation, but I've really started noticing the problem after upgrading to Firefox 3 (now I'm on 3.0.4.), and there was also a switch to another type of "package" with our Internet provider (from Internet-only to Internet+phone). When asked, they said there's no problem at their end, but a few weeks ago there was that trouble with Internet connections due to cable(s) being cut, so we all thought that was maybe it. Well, if those cables are patched up, then I have no idea what's up, because in the last 2 hours I got so many "page error"-messages that I was tempted to shoot the computer.
So, just to be clear, I run very stable Win2k on AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+, with 512 RAM, and use Mozilla Firefox 3+. I live in Zagreb, Croatia.
If anyone has any idea, or a similar experience, I'd be grateful for any advice. I have a computer geek in the house, and he's out of ideas, too.