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08-06-2009 12:33 AM
Re: Interwebz Problem on a Laptop

Firewall has been disabled, and I am in the process of removing the anti-virus software and scanning it. I'm pretty sure my arm hair grows faster than this thing is deleting though.
08-06-2009 12:10 AM
Re: Interwebz Problem on a Laptop

is Norton Internet Security or an expired anti-virus installed? if so, remove it.
otherwise download Iolo Anti Virus and scan it.
08-05-2009 11:53 PM
Re: Interwebz Problem on a Laptop

have you tried disabling windows firewall or any other software firewall?
08-05-2009 11:44 PM
Re: Interwebz Problem on a Laptop

Thanks for the suggestions. It does have wireless (802.11b/g) and the wireless still has the same issues. It can ping, says it's connected, yet the browsers don't work reliably. Like it was working great for about two minutes, then I stepped away, and now I have to load the same page 10 times to actually see it.
08-05-2009 11:34 PM
Re: Interwebz Problem on a Laptop

I assume this laptop doesn't have wireless capabilities? (I'd be curiouss to see if the wireless was working right)

Only other thing I can suggest is do you have a modem (cable or DSL) for it that uses a USB port to see if you can access the web that way.

Last resort is a nuke & repave (Format & reinstall the O/S & programs) but that usually works when all else fails.

08-05-2009 11:27 PM
Interwebz Problem on a Laptop

So I'm looking at a friend's laptop (running Vista basic) and I cannot for the life of me figure out what's wrong. Basically, all the IP-related stuff is there, the Network and Sharing center says that it's connected to the Internet, and I can ping various websites using the DOS command, yet the web browsers won't work reliably. :x

Both IE8 and Firefox 3 say page not found for about the first 5 tries, then they'll load some of the web page, then after another few tries, it'll finish loading the rest of the web page. I've already tried updating the driver for the NIC, uninstalling then reinstalling the NIC, booting in safe mode (hey, worth a try) and a few other things. If ya got any other ideas, I'd like to hear 'em cuz at this point, I'm kinda stumped. :x

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