Originally Posted by mancougar
It will connect some time and other times it will say connecting.
This is an intermittent problem which IMHO rules out the firewall, and router as culprits. And, although it's always a good thing to try, it rules out running as an adminisitrator as a solution.
It sounds to me like there might be an issue with your Internet service provider blocking or limiting access. They will do that sometimes to limit traffic or preserve bandwidth.
If you know someone else with the same service provider and a computer, you might try to see if they can install and connect to PS with more success than you are having. You need to find a way to point to or eliminate your computer as the problem.
As I am writing this another thought occurs to me. Some viruses change communication settings as a form of self defense to make it difficult to download antivirus or other software to remove them. I had a really nasty one a year or so ago that hard coded some funky IP address in my DNS configuration. It may be that your computer is infected with such a virus. No matter how good your antivirus is, it's never 100% effective.