>internet keeps going off on my PC only, works fine with everything else
>happens more frequently and goes off for 2-15 minutes
>doesn't matter whether it is a wired or wireless connection
One of the options when I try to troubleshoot says something about the firewall but I dont know what I need to do or if that is even the problem.
that it goes out infrequently for random amounts of time doesn't really point towards a software issue...
that it affects both your wired and wireless LAN adapter doesn't really point towards a hardware issue...
that other devices keep connected while your PC is not doesn't really point towards a router issue...
to make sure the problem is between your router and your PC try pinging the router the next time your internet goes out. open a command prompt (search for cmd.exe in the start menu), then type ping followed by the IP of your router (eg: ping 192.168.0.0.). if you don't know the IP, type "ipconfig" and look for the Default Gateway. you can also see the local address of your PC (usually an IPv4 Address). maybe see if it changes, ie you get new IPs assigned by DHCP.