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# 31486 19-Mar-2009 12:22
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Hi Everyone,

We have a major problem at the moment in that for years our broadband has worked like a charm.  Yesterday when we booted up the PC and modem, we found we couldn't access the net at all, except for webpages ending in .org.nz  I have rung Ihug/VF and they insist it is a Microsoft issue, even though we have tried another modem, and 2 other PC's.  All have the same problem.  This leads me to believe the problem is at their end, though they are adamant everything is fine at their end.  Can anyone possibly shed some light on the possible cause?  VF are saying if they log a network fault, and it comes back clear, they will charge us $200.

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  # 202150 19-Mar-2009 12:47
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I would be amzed if this issue is on the network side or it would affect all customers

John

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  # 202151 19-Mar-2009 12:49
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are you getting your emails? so you can access .org.nz sites but not others? that sounds more like a bug. what AV do you run? get hold of spybot of some sort.

 
 
 
 


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  # 202154 19-Mar-2009 13:01
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malware bytes is also quite good

Or try winsock fix

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  # 202155 19-Mar-2009 13:09
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Try running your computer on someone elses internet connection, i know it's a hassle but it will as least elimiate your PC if it works.

Alternatively, try using someone elses computer on your connection and see what happens.


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  # 202168 19-Mar-2009 14:17
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alternatively again, create a new user account on your computer.  log into the account and then try to access some websites.  if it works then there is a problem with your usual user profile.  also if you're on windows try system restore and restore a recent known good configuration.

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  # 202174 19-Mar-2009 14:33
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Do a tracert to google.co.nz and then a .org.nz address, and post the results here.



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  # 202175 19-Mar-2009 14:34
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I have tried running another computer on our connection, and it still comes up with the same results as the main PC.

 
 
 
 




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  # 202176 19-Mar-2009 14:35
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Hi Nate - Could you give me a heads up on how to do that.  I am reasonably computer literate, but not familiar with what you have suggested.

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  # 202178 19-Mar-2009 14:38
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Use this tool this is a very handy and tiny tool.



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Master Geek


  # 202234 19-Mar-2009 19:06
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Problem solved.  It appears to all be working ok now.  Haven't done a thing to the modem or computer.  Thanks for your suggestions, they were greatly appreciated.

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