I have cable access and I should be online always. The computer is actually used by my wife who relies heavily on AOL for both email and browsing. The other computers in our network are desk tops connected by hard wire. The problem with the laptop is exactly the same either wireless or hard wired, I've tried both ways.
If there is a low cost solution that I might be able to do myself, I'm all ears. My question here on this forum is: Probable cause? Solutions?
What OS are you running on the notebook? Also, are you running a router? If so, who is the vendor of it and this might
be the culprit. Have you called your provider yet to see what they say?