Check your DNS settings!Thank you !!....I set them for open DNS and it is much improved!!
You might set them for OpenDNS
or used Google DNS ones
I googled "DNS settings" and read a wiki page, but it was over my head. Could you explain in very simple terms what the DNS settings are, and what changes with the settings?
Thank you again for taking the time to help me, it is sincerely appreciated.
DNS is short for the Domain Name Server
DNS translate domain names to IP numbers and back
Domain names are easy for us humans to remember but computers do not use names, they use numbers. I am sure that most people can not remember every IP address for every domain name on the internet. This is where DNS shines. You type google into your web browser and the first thing that happens is it checks your machines cache and see if it is store, if not it asks your ISP's DNS. Eventually working its way to the root name servers if need be. This all happens in a fraction of a second.
For example on my system if I request google the total DNS lookup take a whopping 22.236 ms that is 22.2 millionths of a second to tell my machine that one of google's IP is 22.214.171.124
When you machine receives the IP number that what ever transaction you requested is or can be processed. The DNS server can also do what is called a reverse lookup where when you enter an IP address in the dotted quad format (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) it can return the domain name. A good example of this is when using the whois command.
The biggest problem with DNS is cause by something called a stale DNS. This is when the DNS is not refreshed often enough and holds old (stale) information. This is more common than you might think. I am thinking this is what lead to your issue to begin with. There is no regulation(s) that says just how often DNS must be refreshed. On my DNS server I refresh it every 3600 seconds (1 hour)
I hope this help clears things up somewhat. If you have question feel free to ask. Simple put DNS translates names to numbers and back.