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# 175806 12-Jul-2015 16:33
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Has something changed with the Geekzone login? All of a sudden I can't log in from any browser under XP. Win 7 and 8.1 work normally. With XP I get some weird captcha stuff and problems with the site not being 'secure'. Not sure what is going on but it only just started happening.





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If you are getting connection refused from www.googletagservices.com , www.google-analytics.com , www.gstatic.com and then something is blocking it. You havent gone and put a hosts file in redirecting it to a different IP address have you? One of the misguided things that some privacy nuts do is suggest that people put sites in there that they dont like pointing to localhost.

PIng them and see what IP address is returned.

I get:

C:\>ping www.googletagservices.com

Pinging pagead46.l.doubleclick.net [2404:6800:4006:800::2002] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 2404:6800:4006:800::2002: time=28ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4006:800::2002: time=28ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4006:800::2002: time=28ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4006:800::2002: time=28ms

Ping statistics for 2404:6800:4006:800::2002:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 28ms, Maximum = 28ms, Average = 28ms

C:\>ping www.google-analytics.com

Pinging www-google-analytics.l.google.com [2404:6800:4003:c01::71] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c01::71: time=191ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c01::71: time=190ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c01::71: time=190ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c01::71: time=190ms

Ping statistics for 2404:6800:4003:c01::71:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 190ms, Maximum = 191ms, Average = 190ms

C:\>ping www.gstatic.com

Pinging www.gstatic.com [2404:6800:4003:c00::5e] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c00::5e: time=186ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c00::5e: time=186ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c00::5e: time=187ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4003:c00::5e: time=186ms

Ping statistics for 2404:6800:4003:c00::5e:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 186ms, Maximum = 187ms, Average = 186ms

C:\>

If you only have IPv4 then you will of course get something different, but if you get ::1: or 127.0.0.1 as the address then it has a misconfigured hosts file on the computer. Possibly left by some over-zelous "security" software that has not cleaned up after itself when removed.






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