I am having this bizarre behavior where a bunch of locations I browse to fail to load. They just sit there on the loading spinner while the status bar says "Waiting for xyz.com..." and eventually fail. Reloading several times eventually works, but it's really disruptive.
This problem crops up all over the place. I notice it most often with imgur.com, but it happens to almost every site, like reddit.com or tumblr.com. It happens in both Chrome and Internet Explorer, so I don't think it's a browser issue. Restarting does not fix it. It also started just recently, and without changing anything as far as I know.
I use Windows 7 connected via ethernet cable to a Verizon FIOS router. Anyone have any ideas?