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used fixwareout and now firefox and IE7 can't access internet


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#1 lionheart5656

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

Well the topic pretty much explains it all. I've tried /flush dns, obtain DNS servers automatically, used the lpfix thing to repair winsock(which it said needed no repairs), and resetting the router.

My connection is wireless and my comp is the only one with these problems. Somehow or another i'm pretty sure fixwareout messed something up.

Any help would be truly appreciated. :thumbsup:

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 lionheart5656

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:06 PM

forgot to mention that all my other thigns can connect to the internet. For example, my games and Steam can connect just fine. Also, when I ping google.com using /run /cmd I can get 1 or 2 of the 4 responses back but the others timeout.

BAsically, it seems that anything that has to connect to a website can't but if it connects to a server?(not sure exactly what my games to connect to) it's fine.

Thanks again.



Edit: Sorry for double post. The forum I normally parade on doesn't have an edit feature so I forgot all about it.

Edited by lionheart5656, 09 May 2009 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:41 AM

bump. been a few days now, i'd apprecaite any help someone could give me.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

FixWareOut hasn't updated it in a while, and since other tools are already handling problems just fine, it was decided to pull it rather than spend all the time updating it.
I'm surprised you even found a download

All I can offer is this:

Log on as an administrator, go Start > Run and type: "cmd". In the window that appears type: "netsh winsock reset". When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.

Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.

Go Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". Reboot.

Warning: Some Internet Service Providers need specific DNS settings. You need to make sure that you know if such DNS settings are required before you make this change.


Also check your proxy settings
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#5 lionheart5656

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:49 PM

you sir, are awesome. The long list of things to do did not work for me but the proxy server did. I just unchecked it on IE and changed it to auto on firefox and BAM! it worked.

Thank you very much for your help. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:06 AM

Glad you got it to work
If I were you I would get rid of Fixwareout
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