I've been having trouble watching videos on Hulu lately and logging on to some other sites, and each time I try it would give me a message about base on my IP address they've determined that I'm using a proxy tool or web anonymizer and that their service is only available in the US. The problem is, my proxy setting has always been off on all my browser, and that I live in the United State, state of Louisiana to be specific. My internet service provider is COX. My IP based on stayinvinsible.com is 18.104.22.168, which clearly states the general region of where I live. I also would like to note that I've never seen or heard anything about proxy/proxies until now, so I assumed I'm not using a proxy program on purpose.
System: I am currently running on Window Vista Home Basic. ( If more info is required please tell me I can give hijackthis log, dxdiag log and Malwarebytes log.) Browser is latest version, everything else is window updated, my modem software are already up to date.
Solution that I've tried: (Some are from the the technical support from their sites which tells me to try different browser, delete temp files, allow cookies and contact ISP not in that exact order) My browser includes Internet explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. I've deleted temp files, set cookies to always allow and untick the use proxy settings on my browsers, except the HTTP 1.1 proxy button on internet explorer option because I'm unsure what it does. When I called and talk to my ISP tech support ( about 2-3 times) they say that their service doesn't use a proxy and that from what they see my internet service is running correctly ( after a few modem resets and testings). I've also called Microsoft for support but they offer to charge me money to fix ( some ridiculous price I don't remember). Then I call my manufacture Dell and they told me it was a software problem ( though they wont tell me what it is) and they offer to fix it for 87$ + tax, which is 97$.
When this started happened : Somewhere between the 12-22 ( 22 being the day I post this).
Please help me, I don't want to pay 100$ because I'm poor Although, I'll donate to this forum if there's a donate button, how bout a shiny new 10$ dollars?
Edited by wakawaka, 22 April 2010 - 08:12 PM.