I'll add that other laptops at the house still continue to work fine. I will try reinstalling the driver, but I don't think this is the problem because I changed nothing.
Actually, If I remember right, this problem started after windows updated for the first time. Reiterating, I am connected to the network and I can get a good signal and send/recieve from the router. No static ip set. If I try to load an obviously noexistant page like adsfae.com it immediately fails, but if I try to load a legit page like firefox home or google.com it seems to find it, but it just cant bring it up.
Now I'm just getting downright pissed.
So I disconnected from the network and reconnected and it worked. I was like hell yes the connection was bugged or something. It worked for a little bit and then just failed randomly. I have disconnected and reconnected a few times with no more success.
Connected to network
Firefox while trying to load
what the hell is going on. It worked and stopped for no reason. I have all alerts on and I changed nothing.