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Old 2007-01-10, 23:16   #1
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"Jason Goatcher"
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Default Can get to some sites, but not others

Guys, I have a problem I can't figure out. On my desktop computer I can connect to this forum, Free-DC forum, and Riesel Sieve forum. But on my laptop, the only site I can access is this one, Mersenne forum.

Any ideas on what could be causing this problem?
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Old 2007-01-11, 03:57   #2
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"Richard B. Woods"
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Differences in firewall settings or other security parameters?
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Old 2007-01-11, 15:27   #3
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Obviously your laptop computer has impeccable taste.

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Old 2007-01-11, 20:40   #4
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Xyzzy, Hilarious answer.

Try using google to get to the pages at the very least
you will be able to get google cached pages.

Do you have a firewall that does DNS caching ?
If so the IP addresses it has could be could have expired.

Some viruses and spyware block access to sites.
Also rougue ActiveX and BHO if using IE.
Some redirect your DNS settings to their own DNS server.

Maybe a lmhosts entry has been added to redirect access
to the sites to null or localhost.

If you are using IE, the security settings could be so tight
that the sites are blocked.

Your ISP may have them blocked.
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Old 2007-01-12, 21:02   #5
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"Jason Goatcher"
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I had ASSUMED that my network card in my laptop was busted, and almost bought a USB wireless dongle. As it turns out, and this makes me feel very stupid, my dad's wireless router needed to be reset. Normally, I would've figured this out, but for some reason the fact that it was my brand new laptop having the problem confused me.

Sorry for the trouble.
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