April 3rd, 2002, 02:09 PM #1
XP doesn't realise that it's dialled up
...well, that's the best description I can think for the problem... What happens is that sometimes when I dial-up to the internet (I'm on an ISDN connection) Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, etc., all behave as if there is no internet connection available - IE gives DNS errors, Outlook says it can't connnect to server, Messenger says 'service may be down or you may not be connected to the Internet', etc...
What's most annoying is that disconnecting and trying again fails, logging off does nothing, even pulling the wire out of the back does nothing... I actually have to restart my machine to get it working again!
Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?
April 3rd, 2002, 02:16 PM #2
April 3rd, 2002, 04:43 PM #3
that same exact thing was happening to my friends brand spankin new Dell Laptop. I was trying to figure it out while I was visiting her and I could actually go to the command prompt and do tracert's and ping's to different servers. So it WAS connected but for some reason IE/Netscape/anything wouldn't recognize it. I'd be interested to see what it is. She was running XP Home too.YAH! I knew you'd be jealous
April 3rd, 2002, 05:39 PM #4
Strangerstill, Have you Zone Alarm running on the Computer?
April 4th, 2002, 01:49 PM #5
My ISP is Freeserve.
OK, well, I'm running XP Professional actually (not that it makes that much difference); also I can't ping or tracert - those immediately fail.
I am running ZA actually. It's not that I had the Internet Lock turned on (I did check that!) but next time it happens I will be sure to experiment with killing ZA, see if that does anything, thanks.
April 4th, 2002, 05:18 PM #6
I have replied in Linkin's thread.
GNothing moves faster than goalposts.
April 4th, 2002, 05:43 PM #7
Surprisingly I'm on FreeServe aswell, This is what happend with me while I using Zone Alarm when I got disconnect from the internet and tried to connect back again, it connected but there was no Internet activity at all, so what I did was I uninstalled Zone Alarm and for some reson the problem was solved, so I used SyGate Firewall insted, Try uninstalling Zone Alarm, see what happens, and remember to reboot it after Uninstalling it.
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