I have a frustrating problem with my internet/network adapter. It is an
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) connected to a Netgear DGN 2000 router, with one other computer connected that works fine.
When the computer boots up, the internet connection on my computer appears to be fine, but no websites will load. All troubleshooting finds nothing wrong, all indicators and lights appear to be fine. Everything that can be updated or reset has been done to no avail.
There is one procedure that works to fix this problem, and bear with me because it is very silly and completely illogical, but it works.
I unplug the ethernet cable and replace it with an old, unreliable cable, attempt to connect with it (no connection of course because it's a dud) then reconnect the new cable and all works perfectly - no reboot, no reset, just a magic cable that somehow makes it work. The same procedure but just taking out the existing cable and putting it back in does not work. Resetting the router does not work. Disabling the adapter and then enabling it does not work. Unplugging the other computer does not work.
Edit: Forgot to add - while the old cable is in I run troubleshooter so it realises a dud cable is in...
Please, can anyone help me resolve this madness, because it is driving me insane!