I have been having trouble loging into a website which I use frequently: upon trying to login, I am told that my username/password combination are incorrect - which I know they aren't. The fact that I can get no response from the "reset password" and "register for new account" perhaps suggests that it is either their or my computer at fault.
Anyway, 2 days ago I managed to login fine and everything worked, however since yesterday I simply receive "incorrect username/password" messages, even though I have not knowingly changed anything on my computer. Other users of the site (including ones from my location - London UK) have been able to use the site, and I have no reason to believe that I have been blocked, nor have I been informed of such actions.
I am really only a 6/10 on computers, however, on the internet I did stumble upon "ping" tests, via command prompt, and ping tests on the problem causing website produced the result of 100% package loss, which I assume is a bad thing, but don't really know what this means (or if it could be causing my problem, how I could remedy it).
Then I thought mabye the Java isn't working, but again I haven't knowingly changed anything. I have never experienced problems like this in the past, and can login fine to all other websites (Hotmail, Gmail, here etc.), EXCEPT Apple (although this could be unrelated).
I am using IE version 6.0.2900.2180, and have Webroot's Spy Sweeper and Norton Anti Virus installed (and no firewall on this pc, because it is on an inaccessible closed network loop). I am accessing the internet at home from this laptop, via a wireless network which is connected to a wired network, and in turn to a broadband internet connection. I have tried "pinging" other sites based in the same geographical area as the one I can't use (NYC) and have (perhaps of relevance?) found that they too produced high package loss rates (100%). All sites can be viewed.
Many thanks indeed for any help.
PS I did just run Webroot's Spy Sweeper (v 4.5.8 - defs. fully updated) which claimed to find no spyware, and I have and run Norton Anti Virus 2005 reasonably often.
Edited by PGH, 20 January 2006 - 11:58 AM.