Email OK but no web access

  Tony Jones 17:58 28 Oct 05

Firstly, aplogogies if this is an old saw but I can't find a similar query.

Standard sort of P4 computer connected to bt broadband via Netgear hub and D-Link router. Connected to I/net OK, cos I can get my emails and AVG auto update works. But when I fire up IE it gives me a message bottom left: 'Connecting to' then times out. Firefox and Opera behave similarly.

I've checked all the setting I can think of against the other two machines on the LAN but can't see the problem.

Many thanks in advance

  Splork 19:03 28 Oct 05

tracert (just for example) - see how far it gets before it fails at, if at all.

  Splork 19:04 28 Oct 05

I should have added `Typed at the command prompt`

  Tony Jones 20:30 31 Oct 05

Aplogies for not replying sooner. Been away. Tracert times out at about the 4th hop having tried 3 different IP addresses.

  johnnyrocker 20:32 31 Oct 05

is the fourth hop within your providers domain?


  Splork 20:32 31 Oct 05

What addresses? Does it try first?

  SANTOS7 20:34 31 Oct 05

click here
follow threads to bottom two, they may offer a solution, if you have not already scanned for spy/mal ware might be a good idea also

  SANTOS7 20:35 31 Oct 05

click here
this is the possible fix sugested in the above link...

  Tony Jones 20:40 31 Oct 05

Splork. Yes it does and that is OK.

Santos7. I've downloaded the fixer. Many thanks for link. I'll let you know.

Johnny. Err, how do I tell?

  Tony Jones 22:16 31 Oct 05

Fixed it! With WinsockxpFix as suggested by Santos7.

Many thanks to all who replied.

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