Internet problems – Help appreciated/wanted

I’m currently having some really odd problems with my internet that I can’t seem to figure out or solve:

 

There are many sites that I can’t access most of the time. Most sites don’t load 99% of the time. Infact the only sites that load without any problems so far are: Google, Gmail and Wikipedia.

 

I’m still able to download, use IM and Xbox Live. None of my configuration settings changed and it happens occurs with Firefox, IE7 and Opera. There is no virus, no spyware on this laptop. I’ve cleared the cache/cookies/reinstalled the browsers/rebooted the router. No newly installed programs.

 

I really don’t know how to fix this at the moment, I have two friends who have a similar problem and don’t know how I would google it, as ‘No sites displayed’ is rather common.

 

If anyone has anyone suggestions or ideas, please leave a comment or Contact me. If I can’t get on here I’ll at least get the comment email.

 

It also means that there might not be any posts for a few days and I’ll be unable to visit anyone’s blogs. *Sigh*.

 

Cat

 

BTW, this is posted via MS word, I’ve been unable to access the ‘New post’ section in the Dashboard…

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8 Responses to Internet problems – Help appreciated/wanted

  1. katm says:

    I have no personally experience with something like this (unless you count not having network drivers installed). Can you try booting off a Linux Live CD and seeing if you can surf normally? If you can, I’d bet almost anything it’s something in your current Windows install. Did anything change on your computer about the time you started having issues? AV/Firewall updates?

    Only other thing I can think of is MTU size. I won’t pretend to understand it. My networking knowledge is basically non-existent. But I’ve seen it talked about in situations similar to these.

    But, if other people on the same ISP are having issues, then that points to something on their end.

    *scratches head*

    Try a proxy server?

    Sorry, I don’t have any good links for any of this stuff. Hopefully someone else will.

    I’ll send this comment via email too so you’re sure to get it.

    Kathryn

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  2. ish says:

    I’ve been having similar problems with my internet and I coaxed my internet guy to fix it. Try to make them check their routers, this happens because of faulty routers as far as I know. Also since more than one people are having the problem, that suggests that the problem doesn’t lie on your end.

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  3. dmosbon says:

    I had a problem like this about a month or so back…tried the final option & did a full system restore…yup it worked.

    My problem seems the same as yours…most sites wouldn’t load even after I cleared cache & cookies…I even went back to a restore point earlier in the year!

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  4. Sha says:

    Are you on bt? Might be wise to ring them up and ask. If not, I can check where they are having problems and email you back about it?

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  5. sulz says:

    this might be a bit silly to ask, but did you ask your internet service provider? i don’t know much about this kind of stuff really…

    hope to see you around soon though, and that you can get it fixed! :)

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  6. Ashish says:

    I ran into such a problem last year with no sites other than the google india and firefox home page coming up. It worked fine in Ubuntu for a while but the same thing started happening. I’d suggest calling your ISP because if nothing was working you wouldn’t be able to download. Its probably a network problem/error from your ISP.

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  7. Sha says:

    Found this, not sure if it is useful for you: 17 December 2007
    09:22 AM
    Problem in the Rossendale area
    We are aware of a problem in the Rossendale area, which may prevent customers from accessing the internet. Our engineers are working to resolve the problem. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Dialling code(s) affected: 01706 Ongoing

    17 December 2007
    07:12 AM
    Problem in the Baynard area (0203 0207)
    We are aware of a problem in the Baynard area, which may prevent customers from accessing the internet. Our engineers are working to resolve the problem. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Dialling code(s) affected: 0203201 0207213 0207236 0207248 0207329 0207332 0207489 Ongoing
    Updated on:
    17 December 2007
    08:30 AM
    17 December 2007
    06:59 AM
    Problem in the Gorthleck area (01456)
    We are aware of a problem in the Gorthleck area, which may prevent customers from accessing the internet. Our engineers are working to resolve the problem. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Dialling Code: 01456 Ongoing
    Updated on:
    17 December 2007
    08:30 AM

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