Hi Hoov, I really appreciate your help and apologize that the wrap-up is taking almost as long as finding the "bug".
I was able to find an Apache.exe tracing back from Admin--->Services and found Apache.exe AND ApacheMonitor.Exe, which one should I (try and) delete?
About the DHCP, when you first got your computer, did you create the network connection and just leave everything on automatic detection?
Yes Hoov, I probably have gone through a few routers since then and never changed a setting on the (Toshiba) Laptop and the built in Wireless adapter appears to be working better (i.e. never a problem) than the ZyXEL adapter on my (Lenovo) Desktop.
Also you are having an error with your wireless USB device, at just over 2 hours apart, and then you get an error with your network card not being able to renew its address, and two workgroup errors and then another error for the network card. Those 5 errors keep cycling about every 2 hours. Does any of this sound like something you are seeing
You're a psychic Hoov, when I walk away from my Desktop and come back a little while later the icon for the wireless has a big RED "X" thru it, sometimes I am able to connect after 10-15 seconds, if not I unplug and replug the wireless adapter, if that doesn't work I restart my Desktop and if that doesn't work I unplug and replug the Router and Modem.
So what you are describing is exactly what is happening on my Desktop (the Laptop is fine).
I didn't know what was going on behind the scenes but I knew that something was wrong and only started complaining / looking for help/solutions when my browsers stopped working
Do you have a wireless USB device and an Ethernet cable connected to your computer at the same time? I think your problem is a conflict somewhere. It may be totally in your computer or it could be between the two computers.
No Hoov, the Modem and Router are located about ˝ way between the Desktop and Laptop and the only time that I use the Ethernet connection is to “test” the router (usually when contacting AT&T since they don’t want to talk to me if I am wireless and want me to revert to a native Ethernet connection before they provide help)
They only had some minor water intrusion in the basement with no real damage. Hope you were as lucky
Thanks Hoov, we have some water in the basement as well, apparently the foundation needs to be sealed so there is going to be a lot of digging when Noah’s Ark passes. We also have a leak in the main living area where water from the roof found its’ way into a door frame and water has accumulated in the paint and has pushed the paint out to resemble bubbles / balloons. It is going to be hard getting a roofer out here since there are plenty of “big jobs” (total roof replacements) that they go to first so all in all, we are lucky that no serious damage has been done since a few people have lost their lives and thousands of others their homes and cars.