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#1 t3s

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:13 AM

I have been arguing with my ISP for the last few hours as to why IRC will not connect.

I have gotten responses such as "We don't support IRC" and "Well, I've never heard of it"


Heres the deal:

I can connect on any other network
I have used multiple clients
I have reset the modem/router combo several times


Right now I am using Xchat2 (Ychat) and the BC client on the website.

This is what I get from both clients:

* *** Please wait while we scan your connection for open proxies...
* *** Looking up your hostname...
* *** Checking ident...
* *** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead
* *** No ident response; username prefixed with ~
It just repeats over and over failing to connect each time.

Edited by Newb4Life, 21 July 2011 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:37 PM

"We don't support IRC" implies they have blocked the port that IRC uses, in which case you're out of luck. That's my guess anyway.

Edited by keyboardNinja, 21 July 2011 - 03:37 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:45 PM

Actually, it worked fine when I had cheaper service through the same company with my own router. It also works own my neighbors network with the same service but their own router.

They say they cant find any problems with the modem/router but I think that it may be the issue.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:57 PM

Hmmm...that is weird. Have you tried a different computer on your network?
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:36 PM

Ahah!

No I hadn't until now. It works fine.


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:16 PM

Sooo...I guess that means the problem is localized to the first computer. Have you tried [temporarily] turning off the firewall?

You might also try deleting your wireless network profile. You on XP, Vista, 7, what?
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:00 PM

I'm using a:

Toshiba Satelite L455D-S5976
Windows 7 Home Premium

Behind a Ubee DDW3611 Router/Modem as my firewall.

Disabling Windows firewall does not yeild any results.


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:27 PM

I can connect on any other network

^Means the computer itself (software, firewall, etc.) is not the problem.

It also works own my neighbors network with the same service but their own router.

^Means the service coming from your ISP is not the problem.

No I hadn't until now. It works fine.

^Means your router/modem is not the problem.

These three statements lead me to believe your home network's profile on the Toshiba is corrupted in some way.

Right-click your networking icon in the notification area > Open Network and Sharing Center
In the left pane > Manage wireless networks
Find your home network in the list > right-click, Remove

Connect back to your wireless network (I hope you remember your network key!) and try your IRC client(s) again.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

Worked for a short period of time last night but after a reboot today it stopped working.


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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:41 PM

How odd. :blink:

Try disconnecting from the network, then reconnecting.

If that doesn't change anything, try removing the wireless network and adding it back again to see if you are able to connect.

We know it can work, but there must be something screwing it up after a given event (i.e. reboot).
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:47 PM

I can't remove the network card, but I have reconnected several times and it does not work.

Ready for another one?

It is only geekshed. I just connected to freenode with no problem.


So heres a re-run

It's only geekshed, my network, and my computer.

:crazy:


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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:05 PM

I can't remove the network card

Sorry if you misunderstood me. I meant to remove your home network's profile again using the instructions I gave in post #8 of this topic.

So heres a re-run

It's only geekshed, my network, and my computer.

:crazy:

Sounds like a personal problem to me, then. :P

Seriously though, I don't know whats up. Must be the darn gremlins again. <_< lol.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:13 PM

It works so far but I am thinking to wait and see if it happens again for 48 hours before another reboot, what do you think?


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:23 PM

Yeah, wait and see if the reboot is what kicks it off or not.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:35 PM

It still happens without a reboot.


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