System is WinXP servie PAck 3. Internet provider is 14 mb Comcast cable
I am doing some Joomla web work on a local site. With Apache running (through the Control panel, not as a service) , I have found that if I open more than 2-3 browser windows or tabs (Chrome, IE, Firefox all act the same way) to access the internet, I will soon lose connectivity to the internet.
If I shut Apache down, internet connectivity comes back. At any time, with Apache shut down there seems to be no limit in terms of the number of browser windows I can have open at any one time. I have been scanning postings all over the web and haven't found anything similar, except a statement about Apache grabbing all the ports! I don't have a clue what that means, but it sounds significant.
Is this a configuration issue (Windows, Apache, or the router?) Is there anything that can be done about this. Starting/stopping Apache can get to be a pain.
Any help would be appreciated