He runs a couple of simple websites and can no longer upload via any of the main ftp clients, regardless of file type or size. Files start to upload then freeze and timeout.
His previously functional outlook accounts cannot send any email with or without an attachment. Again, they freeze before timing out. He can recieve all emails no problem.
He cannot upload files to hotmail (just one example), or any similar online system.
There seems to be no way to transfer files off the machine onto the interweb.
His webcam disconnects constantly when used with windows messenger.
Browsing is slow with a 50% error/timeout rate in both IE and Firefox.
Connection seems fine, streaming video (tested on youtube) and other downloads are fast.
He can play online games with no lag or connection problems.
He can connect and stay connected to windows messenger.
I ran AdAware and removed a couple of bits of spyware, and did a Norton virus scan that came up clean.
The machine (XP SP2) is wired to a router that has its firewall turned off, and doesnt seem to be restricting traffic at all.
Windows firewall is turned off (service is running).
Norton Internet security 2005 is installed and up to date, with firewall set to medium security and all safe programs allowed.
He has plenty of RAM and drive space.
Nothing seems to have been changed around the time the problems started.
I connect wirelessly to the same network and have no issues.
Edit: I just ran a check, with the firewall turned off, on all the main ports using http://www.canyouseeme.org/, and nearly all of them returned an error, saying they connection timed out... does that mean anything?
Edited by Nomad100, 28 April 2008 - 09:38 AM.