I just recently started having this problem with intermittent internet access. I never needed to add the DHCP/DNS IP in ZoneAlarm. Has something changed with the newer versions of ZA? Well, the strange thing is that my previous configuration worked fine until I switched from cable to DSL. Is there something unique to a DSL connection that may be causing the need to add the DHCP/DNS IP?
I doubt it has anything to do with the DSL because I now have my home network setup so ZA on all my PCs is now interacting with my router and I still have the same intermittent access problems. I never had to add the IP of the router into the trusted zone before. Seems like the older versions of ZA just worked without having to do all of that.
In any case, I have now added the IP of my router and we'll see if that fixes my problem. Seems like this has been the fix for most people with the same problem.
But my big question is...
If I now have to add the DHCP/DNS IPs into the trusted zone to fix this problem, isn't that going to be a real pain in the butt when I try to use other networks? Like if I go to the local coffee shop and want to use their free wireless, am I going to have to do an ipconfig/all and then enter the DHCP/DNS IPs of every network I happen to roam to? This just doesn't seem right. ZA never used to require this.
Thanks in advance for your answers.
BTW, I'm using WinXP, free ZA version 6.1.744.001
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)