hmm this is very insteresting indeed, my best guess is it had something to do with a router issue as i can often have these issues, esepcially if you are running a wireless router and have it running in secured mode to boot. Sometimes a router AND modem can often get stuck on the same IP number, for example, when an ISP does their weekly/monthly switch of IP numbers, the modem and routers are still stuck on your "old" IP number, because they didn't find the new IP number the ISP issued out. To fix this I often have to turn off the modem AND router to basicly force them to default settings and get them searching again for the newly issued IP address from the ISP. If this ever happens again Seigyoku try turning off the power to router or modem or both and see if it works again. Obviously leaving them shut off for 20 seconds to fully restore them back to defualt settings b4 turning them back on again.
Sorry i didn't see this post sooner, im glad your back in the game again though