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#1 Winchcombe


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:42 AM

My laptop refuses to connect with Firefox, IE7 or Opera. I wait and then I get a `timed out` message each time I try.

My server connection is ok and I can send messages via OE.

I`ve had no problems with my firwall settings before but I have changed my firewall to other providers without success. I`m using AVG paid anti virus.

I tried connecting to Windows URL and received this message:

`HTTP Error 12002 connecting to www.microsoft.com. The operation timed out.`

I`ve used CC cleaner and system restore but the problem remains.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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#2 Dr_Manhattan


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:03 AM

Please provide us your network setup. Do you have a router? Cable modem? DSL?

Did this just started to happen recently? You can try right clicking on the network icon by the clock and click on "network repair". If this process doesn't fix the problem you can try clicking on start -> run -> type in "cmd" and then once the command prompt screen opens up, type in "icponfig/release". Then afterwards type in "ipconfig/renew" and see if this fixes your issue.

Also see if you can ping any websites like yahoo for example. type in "ping www.yahoo.com" and see if you get any packets loss, all received, etc etc.

Are you on a wireless connection, hard-wired?

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:12 AM

I`m using AVG paid anti virus.

Have you installed the patch since the MS Update fiasco a couple of weeks ago? What's your firewall security settings set to?
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#4 Winchcombe

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:04 PM

Thank you for the assistance my friends.

In answer to your questions:

It started being ` difficult` about 3 weeks ago.
I typed in cmd` etc. and the message it displayed was " No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected"

I ran the Yahoo ping request and the results were:- Sent 4, Recovered 4, Lost 0. round trip average 33 ms

My Windows firewall Advanced settings show-

ICMP:- no services checked.

Exceptions:- only " Remote Assistance"

Thanks again.

I have in the Start Up menu 4 listings of:- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run - if that is of any significance.

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