Ok, if you know about as much as I do about PCs, don't bother reading any further. I am about to ask for help with a computer problem because I don't even know where I should be going for help on this (and I am living in a house full of Mac users...)
The other night I closed down my PC, everything working just fine. Opened it up in the morning to find that - although I could get my usual connection through the LAN line - I couldn't connect to the server. But then, neither could the other wifi users in the house usibng the same account. We were all without a working server for at least 7 or 8 hours. Then the server solved its problem for everybody else - but not me. Other people can use exactly the same LAN connection, no problem. But my computer just tells me "Cannot connect to server". I can't get to the internet using Firefox, or Internet Explorer, or Outlook Express. I can, however, Skype, and Microsoft happily downloaded the latest update patch.
I tried disabling all firewalls and virus protection, still no joy. I uninstalled or disabled the latest downloads. Still won't work.
What the x#@!! is going on?