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#1 Gswiss

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:51 PM

I have a dual boot W2k-Sp4 and XP home-sp1 pc linked to a Zyxel 660 HW Prestige router with a cable connection.

For the past 24 hours, I have difficulty accessing the Web through either Firefox or Internet Explorer under the w2k system. When I open Firefox, it hangs on www.google.com. If I specify another URL in the address box, I manage to reach it after a long while. When I ping those URLs, the operation is successful in every case!

Mailwasher and Incredimail do not react either although I have mail in my providerís mailbox.

I stopped the firewall to no avail. I scanned the disk with antivirus and anti-spyware programs.

The odd thing now is that I have no problem at all with the same pc running under XP. No problem either with 2 laptops connected to the same router via pcmcia cards (one runs under w2k-sp4 and the other under xp home-sp1).

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:13 AM

If the problem is limited to the Windows 2K installation - then it's likely that that installation is to blame.

I'd suggest (in Win2k) disabling the current network connection and then create a new one to see if this solves the problem.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:05 PM

That's true. However, how come the pings are successful?

Furthermore, in Mailwasher (an anti-spam pgm), whenever I force a mail check, it tells me that "the session was closed by the Server before the session was completed". I'll check this out with the ISP on Friday. If I had a bad Username or password, it would have let me know.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:25 PM

The pings are most likely successful since you've got connectivity - but your settings are messed up. For example, if I block port 80 I won't be able to reach the internet - but will be able to ping (since it uses a different port).

I use MailWasher also - and it's very sensitive to issues like this.

This isn't that you don't have a connection - it's that the connection that you have isn't letting you do what you want to do. It's the next step in the chain that leads to the internet (and the most likely one to have problems).

Troubleshooting this will involve the network settings, network card settings, Windows settings, and the drivers for your network card. Making a new connection helps to solve quite a few of these problems.
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:54 AM

Problem solved. The culprit was Avast. When i disabled the Web shield in Resident Protection, everything worked fine.

However, in order to access my mailbox, I have to disable Avast completely (I'm using version 4.7.892)!

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:32 PM

As I suspected. it was an Avast problem after all. I haven't changed anything with my W2k-SP4 but for the past few days, I don't need to deactivate Avast any longer in order to use Incredimail or Firefox. An Avast update must have fixed what was wrong.

Edited by Gswiss, 20 December 2006 - 04:33 PM.





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