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java request timed out


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using vista home and using firefox 3.6 have always had java installed but now for some sites (esp games eg pogo.com) I am booted from game room after 5-10 minutes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled both java and firefox to no avail. I have also ran tracert from the command prompt and got this

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\sharon>tracert click here

Tracing route to java.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 112 ms 105 ms 119 ms 212-166-251-122.red-acceso.airtel.net [212.166.2
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 108 ms 118 ms 119 ms
4 111 ms 139 ms 139 ms
5 108 ms 139 ms 119 ms ae-0-11.bar1.Madrid2.Level3.net []
6 128 ms 139 ms 139 ms ae-5-5.ebr1.Paris1.Level3.net []
7 134 ms 139 ms 139 ms ae-100-100.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net []

I have allowed it through my firewalls and antivrus but I can't rectify the problem.

I am not very pc literate.

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Thanks but it didn't help

After ipcofig /release I got

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\sharon>ipconfig /release

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Wireless Network Connection while it has its media disconnected.
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media di


Once again thank you for the suggestion

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Unless you are using a static IP, what you have was assigned to you after your PC connected to a DHCP server. In which case you're already working fine.

If you are not able to connect to your DSL router, its possible you have an old IP assigned from a different source (old ISP perhaps?) and your new router doesn't know about it. Try typing this (things within paren's are just comments)
ipconfig /release (there is a space between ipconfig and /)
ipconfig /renew (the first command removes your old IP, this second one polls for a new one)

And here's an interesting factoid. When told to ping your own IP, which IP are they talking about?
You actually have 2 IP's, although most hackers are only aware of one.

IP #1, the one you'll find by typing ipconfig at a command prompt is probably what you're trying to ping. To do that you have to go out to a device, and have it route back to your machine. It's possible that PING has been disabled at that device. Unless it's your local router, not much you can do about it.

IP #2... , it's an internal IP between your PC and your NIC. Try pinging that, it'll show you if your PC is at least talking to your NIC.

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