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  1. Hi Thanks for the response. Just to update that I managed to get connected eventually - but using the laptop to configure the router (finally got that to work) My pc still stubbornly refuses to recognise that it has a cable plugged in. The is a green led but no orange one. Do you think my onboard lan might be not working? I can now connect wirelessly but it is doing strange things - coming up with address not found a lot, but then when I reload the page it's fine.
  2. Our internet connection stopped working suddenly this week. Checked with our ISP and they say all is fine. Assumed it was our wireless modem/router as had been dropped a few times and was being flaky! Went out to get a new modem/router (Netgear DGN2000) assuming all would be fine. The modem boots up and has all the right lights, but we cannot get the setup to work - the wizard cannot find the router, even though it is plugged in by cable to the back of the pc (tried on desktop and laptop with same results.) When trying to connect to the router's default ip address in intern
  3. I did use the name and the IP number. Same response.
  4. Yes, used the same lead and phone line. Tried to ping Google - response timed out. Can't remember if I ping'd
  5. Modem handshakes just like normal. To connect the laptop I simply copied the dial up settings that are on the PC - phone number, user id, other settings all the same. Not tried Hyper Terminal, don't know much about it to be honest, but I used Ping and just kept getting Response Timed Out (tried to ping a number of websites) I've uninstalled and reinstalled and even replaced the modem with one that I know works but with the same result. Haven't tried a registry cleaner so I'll look at that - any recommedations?
  6. Tried the Winsock fix - again, no effect I'm sorry to say!
  7. As an update... Cleared out temp files, cookies etc. Updated and ran Spybot and Adaware. Downloaded and ran Stinger. All clear. System Restore - no effect. Ran sfc /scannow - no problems found. Tried a different modem/phone lead. Aslo installed a different modem. All no good! Duplicated the account settings on a laptop and dialed up and connected fine. So it's not the account or ISP. I'm now at a loss to work out what the problem is. :help:
  8. Hi everybody. Just been round to see a friend of my wife's to try and help them with their pc. They are on dial up with Wanadoo. A couple of weeks ago, their internet connection stopped working. The modem dials and appears to connect, but nothing but 'page cannot be displayed' pages. In outlook express also, cannot send and receive mail - get Socket error 10060 messages which I beleive to be time out messages. Tried a Ping or two from command prompt and either got 'Request Timed Out' or 'Host Unreachable'. As far as I can see, their settings are correct. Tried
  9. Hi Ax, nice to see you! Sadly don't get here very often nowadays and post even less. GD has always been a great place to visit. It has also suffered from some bad tempers and heated arguments. It is difficult for the Mods to be everywhere and read all the posts. Perhaps if the regular users were to report certain posts to the Mods and let the Mods handle things, rather than responding to those posts in the open forum, things wouldn't get out of hand. In another forum I visit, posts that are considered rude/insulting/flaming are simply deleted on sight by the Mods. It may be
  10. Different people, different opinions! I use Firefox all the time, and much prefer it over IE. I suppose my advice would be that it does no harm to try. Install FF and see how you get on with it. IF it's for you, then great, if not, simply uninstall and carry on using IE. Personally, I find it quicker in some circumstances, easy to customise, good with downloads and I love tabbed browsing, rather than lots of different windows. Avant is also a good browser that I used to use a lot too.
  11. Agreed - Of course memory usage with be through the roof if you have that many tabs open! I'd like to see a screen shot of a task manager on a pc with 307 IE windows open and see how much memory was required! That's assuming the PC would still function! As a test, I just opened 4 IE windows and Firefox with 4 tabs. Total memory used by FF is approx 28,700 k. For the 4 IE windows it is approx 67,700 k! So which one is the memory hog again?! I think FF is great. I have also used Avant, which I also liked, but I'm not sure if Avant is a complete standalone, or if it is built on IE - m
  12. OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!! All sorted. It was a problem with my ISP, NTL, and their servers. Finally got through to tech support who gave me a proxy address to use and Bob's your uncle, I have access to the site!!! I want to say a big thank you to those that helped me, especially chopdoc. I really appreciate your help and support with this. Have a :beer: on me. I would buy you a real one if I could!
  13. essexboy - who's your ISP? Chopdoc - nothing so far. NTL's online tech couldn't resolve. I need to put a call into their helpline apparently (boy, can't wait ) and waiting on the HJT guys to have a look at my log. This is really bugging me! Why is it only this one website (it seems) that is affected?!
  14. Thanks Inprofile, but adding the IP address into the Hosts file makes no difference. I'm thinking either it's a problem with NTL themselves (anyone on NTL cable broadband can give it a go?) or some kind of browser hijack, but it's odd in both cases to be affecting just one site. I'm going to run a HJT scan and post the log in the forum and see if Jacee and the gang can come to my rescue!
  15. The only security stuff I'm running, as far as I know, is sygate personal firewall, but I get the same issue whether it is on or off. I have been experiencing this situation for a week or so. I can access the site fine at work but nothing doing at home. I've logged a question with the NTL people, but to be honest they are usually about a much use as a chocolate teapot, so I'm not holding my breath! Chopdoc, I really appreciate your time and efforts on this. It's getting late over here, so I think I'm going to call it a day and try again tommorrow. I'll post back with an update th
  16. OK, don't exactly understand what I'm getting but.. ping gives me: Pinging sf-fandom.com [] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from bytes=32 time=121ms TTL=50 Reply from bytes=32 time=116ms TTL=50 Reply from bytes=32 time=115ms TTL=50 Reply from bytes=32 time=116ms TTL=50 Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 115ms, Maximum = 121ms, Average = 117ms (incidentally, I also pingd th
  17. ipconfig shows the two DNS addresses you gave me. The only link that works for me is the xenite one. None of the sf-fandom ones work - all give 'document contains no data' in FF and 'page cannot be displayed' in IE. I also get the same result when trying to link via the xenite site to any of the sf-fandom pages.
  18. No, reboot didn't work. I'm using the DNS addresses right now, and got here OK. Checked a couple of other sites that also appear OK. The hosts file in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc ? Apart from the commented out lines with examples, the only thing in this file is an IP address against 'localhost'.
  19. Chopdoc - thanks for the PM. Have input the DNS addresses but no joy. Now getting a 'Document contains no data' message in FF and Page Cannot be Displayed in IE. Maybe because cable broadband not dial-up/adsl? Or do I need to reboot?
  20. OK, I think I might be getting somewhere. Following Chopdoc's thinking I did the DNS flush thing - no good. Didn't have any other DNS addresses to use so did a Google for DNS addresses for my ISP, who happen to be NTL. Found some info about how to use nslookup to lookup up a DNS name. Using it for PCPitstop I get: Server: cache1.ntli.net Address: Non-authoritative answer: Name: pcpitstop.com Address: Aliases: www.pcpitstop.com All well and good, but when I do the same thing for Sf-Fandom I get: Server: cache1.ntli.net Address
  21. Chopdoc, could you pretend that I haven't a clue what you just said and give me an idiot's guide?
  22. Here's a new test: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=TUSQMWAY3YQSEH36 I've cleaned all my temp files and deleted cookies but still the same issue. This is really annoying because everything else on my PC appears hunky dory, and I can see no obvious reason why it has taken a dislike for this single website. btw, In also have tried this with and without my firewall on and the same thing happens. Any ideas?
  23. Hi all. First off, here's a current pit test - http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=TUSQMWAY3YQSEH36 My problem is that I cannot access a particular website. I know that the site is working as I can access it from my PC at work, but my home PC simply comes up with page cannot be found errors. I have tried 4 different browsers. Firefox pops up a message box saying the website cannot be found and to check the name and try again. Here's a link to the site - http://www.sf-fandom.com/vbulletin/index.php?s= Apart from this one site, browsing is as normal and no other si
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