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Calvin and Hobbes

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When I turn on my internet (dial-up) on my Windows XP, it starts out fine, but when I open Firefox or IE no web pages work. The icon in the bottom right corner says my internet is on but nothing that requires the internet works, not even AIM. I'm not sure if it's a connection problem, computer problem, or virus.
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what firewall are you using...
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none
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try this
Does your Internet connection seem sluggish lately? CableNut optimizes your Windows TCP/IP stack, enabling you to tweak your Internet connection, whether you connect via cable, DSL, dialup or satellite. The program provides custom setting files that tweak your TCP registry entries, or lets you define your own settings. An online forum is available to help troubleshoot your connection problems. Download CableNut v4.08



http://www.student.ipfw.edu/~gottjl01/
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I tried cablenut and it did not fix the problem.
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try using ping...go here for a how to...

http://www.xtra.co.n...1904324,00.html
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I tried the ping and this is what I got:


Pinging 203.96.92.132 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 203.96.92.132:
Packets: Sent = 4, Recieved = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss).



The site didnt tell me what to do if my requests time out, so could you help me?
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Who's your internet service provider?
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you need to call your ISP...tell them if they cant help you get connected you will change Isp's...they dont want to lose any customers..if need be tell whoevers trying to help can't get it done ..tell them you want the call escalated..that will kick it up to someone more knowledgable and if they cant help you ...drop them like a hot rock
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I've decided to switch ISP's. My internet has always given me problems and I'm sick and tired of it. Thank you for all your help.
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that is the way people shoud vote on ISPs...with your wallet.. :whistling:
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