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IP Address I've checked host file, there was nothing in there. Also hit reset, still don't work...any suggestions?

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  • WayneFixya
    WayneFixya Jul 05, 2008

    www.boston.com, www.yahoo.com, www.carbonite.com

    Internet Explorer 7

    Comcast.

  • WayneFixya
    WayneFixya Jul 06, 2008

    Network is set to DHCP.



    I've downloaded Firefox, still having a problem.



    Also, my backup system Carbonite can't access the internet. My security settings are set to high and I can't seem to lower it.



    It seems as though certain websites, like carbonite.com is being blocked.



    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



    Thank you.

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What pages are you having issues with?
Internet Explorer 6, 7?
What is your ISP?
:)

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

  • xitlife Jul 05, 2008

    Firstly a couple of things to try. Download Firefox, just to see if that browser causes the same issue. If you have no problems i would then uninstall IE7 and try again. Also uninstall any toolbars you have, as corrupted ones can cause issues.

    In your network settings are they set to DHCP or static IP?

  • xitlife Jul 06, 2008

    Hi. I have seen similair things mentioned from other users of Comcast. Have you tried Safe Mode With Networking, at the F8 option screen.

    Have you tried running any Antispyware software such as Spybot, or Adaware just to make sure nothing is happening that shouldnt be.

    In your IE settings have you got proxy server settings set up.

    What kind of router are you using or do you have a cable modem.

    Thanks

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