I have a problem with some web sites where the first time I hit the site, the web browser says "connecting" and then it will time out. If I hit the site again, it will load just fine. If I browse around the site, it will work fine as long as I keep browsing, but if I wait a while, it will time out again. Qwest was no help with this - they sent me a new modem, which made no difference. Most sites work fine, but one of my favorite sites doesn't - it is a forum site, so I often will type a message and then have the site time out... seems like it only stays alive for a minute or so, and then my computer loses track of it.
I'm using Vista Home Premium, Qwest DSL with Actiontec PK5000. This problem also happens on my two XP Pro machines. It is completely repeatable with the sites listed below... all I have to do is wait one minute, then the site will time out again. If I hit the site on one computer, it will come back to life on all the machines in the house - two are on direct connections to the modem and one is on wireless. I have tried Firefox, IE, and Chrome. The problem is not browser related, computer related, or modem related - it has to be something in the network. Please help! So I can call Qwest and tell them what this is.
EDIT: tried the Google DNS and it didn't work