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Hey Guys,

Basically, my internet works fine via Firefox.

When I try connecting to the internet on any other browser (Opera, Safari, IE etc) I'm getting a connection error.

I believe this also happens in other programs like LimeWire.

Any help to get my internet connection working on all programs would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Edited by ZINX, 11 December 2008 - 12:43 PM.

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Turn off computer. Disconnect router, and modem from power source for 30 seconds.
Power them back on.
Restart computer.

If that doesn't work, bypass router, and connect computer straight to the modem.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK.

In Command Prompt window, type in following commands, and hit Enter after each one:
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew


Restart computer.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK.

At Command Prompt, type in:
netsh int ip reset reset.log
Hit Enter.
Type in:
netsh winsock reset catalog
Hit Enter.

Restart computer.


If that doesn't work...
Download, install, and run WinSockFix: http://www.softpedia...inSockFix.shtml
Restart computer, and check again.
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You mentioned that you are using LimeWire. If one browser works and the others don't, and you are using LimeWire, it is very likely that you downloaded a piece of malware that is interfering with the browsers. My first piece of advice, and the only advice I'm allowed to give you is to remove LimeWire. The content that you download is either illegal or dangerous, and often both. We here at GeeksToGo will not assist you with issues relating to P2P file sharing programs. While many of these programs are-in-and of themselves legal, most things acquired by their use are not. Instead of attempting to differentiate between the legal use of P2P programs and the illegal use thereof, we have decided to stop helping with issues regarding this software. It is also in your best interest to know that many P2P software packages come bundled with spyware/malware/virii and that their use greatly increases the chances of your computer becoming infected. I strongly suggest that you uninstall these programs and refrain from using them at all costs.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Edited by The Admiral, 14 December 2008 - 04:44 PM.

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Hey guys,

Thank you so much for replying.

I haven't yet tried any of your suggestions, but will try them later today.

TheAdmiral, I had a feeling you guys might get a little weird with me when I decided to mention about LimeWire. Don't worry though guys; The reason I installed Limewire is because I wanted to see if my Internet was not working not only on browsers but also on programs (And LimeWire was the only program I could think of which uses the internet, so i could test it)

I'll write back once i try Broni's suggestion.

Thanks a lot.
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Okay, i've tried what you guys have suggested, but I haven't been successful =/

I even installed WinSockFix but that didn't work either.

Any other suggestions?

It's a strange problem as, like I said, some things work fine (Firefox, oh and I also tried installing UTorrent and that strangely was fine connecting to the internet) but most other programs don't work :)
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How is your computer connected to the net? Is it on network? Any router involved? What type of connection is it?
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A Netgear router, connected to the PC and on the end is connected to the phone line.
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*cough*

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).


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Okay guys.

I tried what TheAdmiral suggested, but still to no avail.

However, I eventually fixed the problem after hours of setting changes along with trial and error, seeing if any worked. Luckily, it worked!

For anyone else with this problem, here's how I did it:

I went to Internet Options > LAN Settings > Untick Use a proxy server for your LAN.

Hope this helps, and thanks guys for trying to help me =)
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Nice job :)
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