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Router, update, connection issues. Oh no!

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#1 RainDownMyBlues


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:12 PM

Wasn't really sure where to post this, so move at will.

I have a few problems. Basically a lot of my programs arn't updating or downloading important stuff because IE won't connect. Firefox for some reason will however.(Obviously.) Media Center won't download new guides, MalwareBytes can't update, nothing can really update because everything goes through IE. And if I try to open IE I get a page load error. It's not connecting to the web.

Here's another little tid bit. I found out that if I go to(Windows XP) "RightClick IE > Connections > Advanced > Lan Settings" that "use proxy server for your LAN" and "Bypass proxy for local adresses" are checked. If I uncheck those and check "Automatically detect settings" that IE starts working again.

Unfortunately that doesn't last very long. A few short minutes after that, my connection disconnects, and the "Alarm" light is on my DSL Modem/router and I have to type in my ip to the address bar, access the router configuration and hit "reset to original configuration"

Back to square one, as I have to reset the IE setting to the proxy check. If I don't, the router keeps getting the alarm light.

This started a few days ago, and I've noticed my computer acting funky. But MalwareByes and other things have old definitions and updates, about two months old.

This is quite aggravating and I'm at a loss to be honest.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:05 PM

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.
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