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#1 davidwh

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 11:31 AM

Hi
Over the past two days I have been unable to access any of my ISP's websites. I need these to access my web based email accounts.
I have tried with I Explorer (version6) and Firefox (version 1.04)
Both either time out or return a page can't be found notice. I have also tried to follow links from a Google search with the same results.
A friend has accessed the site for me on his system so I know the web pages are running OK.
Any ideas as to what can be hi jacking my browsers?
Thanks
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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:28 PM

i dont think it would be a highjacker, unless it brought you to an unrequested page. i would first try simply going into IE,
1. select tools>internet options>advanced>restore defaults
2. select tools>internet options>programs>reset web settings
3. select tools>internet options>privacy>make default
4. select tools>internet options>security>make each one default
5. check for updates on microsoft updates site
6. reboot your computer and try again.
let me know
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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:49 PM

Also, the newest version of Firefox is 1.06.
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#4 davidwh

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 10:00 AM

I have now reset all I E settings to their defaults and updated as suggested.
I have also updated Firefox to version 1.0.6
However I still can't connect to the webpage (www.wanadoo.co.uk) or any other wanadoo page (not even freesereve.co.uk which used to be wanadoo, and is probably now redirected)
I have 2 computers running (one desktop and one laptop) via a wireless gateway (Belkin) and this problem is on both computers. All other websites load in OK.
Any further thoughts appreciated before I reload Windoze!
Regards
Dave

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 04:42 PM

if both your computers are doing this, dont reformat , troubleshoot. this may be caused by router, or modem, plug in a node to your high speed moden by itself to see if you can get the requested web pages. if you can, do a "hard" reset to the router, and run the setup wizard again.
let me know
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:54 AM

Thanks a lot for your help Snapper.
A reset of my router has solved this problem, now i can download my email and remove the build up of spam :thumbsup:
Thanks again
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:27 PM

lol, no prob, glad to be able.
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