I have 3 computers connecting to my broadband wireless router at home. One desktop is plugged directly into the router and a laptop and desktop are running wirelessly off of the router. All 3 computers are running ZoneAlarm Free.
Upon startup, all 3 computers are able to connect to all internet applications with no problem. But if I leave any of the computers alone for a short amount of time, when I come back to them I am not able to connect to any internet applications. I can still get a vaild IP address, but for instance when I open Firefox, I get a connection issue message because it can't find the web page. I have to restart the computer to re-establish the internet connection.
Another thing I tried that worked, though, is disabling ZoneAlarm (which turns XP's firewall on) and the internet works again.
It seems as though maybe I have some sort of configurations problem with ZoneAlarm. Any idea on how to fix this? Thanks!
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)