Ok, it seems nobody here has been able to help me so far but the problem persists so I thought I would come back here with some more information and see if there is a breakthrough. I cannot tell whether my problem is too difficult, too vaguely described or simply too trivial to elicit any assistance.
I was poking around in the network and sharing centre and clicked on the option to "merge or delete networks" and I can see three networks. "Network" and "Network 2" are listed as "not in use", while "Network 3" (which I am always connected to once my internet connection starts functioning after multiple restarts each morning) is the one "in use".
Could these rogue networks be the source of the problem? Should I go ahead and merge them? Is merging them likely to cause other problems or is it safe?
Also, I have been researching elsewhere and I found some information recommending using ipconfig renew and resetting winsock here
. Specifically I was going to follow the procedure outlined in the first response in that thread by Evelyne.
Advisable and safe? Or not?
I would be grateful for some pointers before I jump in and start opening up command prompts, as I trust this forum more than I trust any other.