Internet Explorer i guess? Did you try if other browsers, like Mozilla Firefox, have the same problem?
Not just at one website but almost all of them. Hotmail, Juno Yahoo, doesn't matter.
Are there websites that do work though?
Someone said not to mix Wired with wireless, is this true?
Well, normally you can mix them as much as you want, but the configuration needs to be in order. This can cause troubles for a layman
But no matter, does anyone have a clue as to what the problem is?
I would first ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) about how they can help.
About ready to jump off the deep end.
Over a machine?
Oh yes, I have to keep hitting the reload key and sometimes it actually works
That sounds like your wireless connection is somehow malfunctioning from time to time. Can you place your computer closer to the antenna?
running win7 over vista
I pray you mean that you have upgraded from Vista to Windows 7.