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I have a strange problem with my wireless internet... It seems to "drop" every 5 / 10 mins or so.

Opening CMD prompt and doing ipconfig /release followed by ipconfig /renew fixes the problem.

The plot thickens however:

It only seems to "drop" for browsers / loading pages.

For example- it won't load pages... however, it will continue to download files, or, if I'm connected to Facebook, Facebook Chat will still send / receive messages!

I've tried updating the WiFi card drivers etc...

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Do computers wired to your router get the same issue? do you see the same issue if you bypass the router altogether? its possible you have a DNS issue, somewhat intermittent, might be ISP related. – MaQleod Nov 10 '10 at 22:10

Is there possibly an MTU issue on the router. This will mainifest as pages not loading while FTP and otehr protocols work fine.

Have alook at MTU Ping test. It will get you started.

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wow, thanks for your near immediate answer! How can I resolve this..? The router is a D-Link DIR 655 – alex Nov 10 '10 at 21:53
See edits in answer – Dave M Nov 11 '10 at 13:09

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