By MISHA8725 ยท 8 replies
May 29, 2007
  1. here's a toughie.

    Can't get to the internet using Firefox or IE.

    Everything is updated. Firewall and Norton is disabled. In command prompt I have DNS resolution. Outlook can Send/Receive. Norton can run live update. I have run into this once before and luckily it was a workstation computer so I wiped it out and restored an old image.

    The guys here told me their boss was trying to block them from downloading programs, like AIM. They don't know what he did though. Also ran a WinSock fix/reset, didn't help. Ideas?
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Has their (your) boss only enabled web traffic to certain activities (email, virus update) on purpose? Something is amiss here.
  3. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    where would somebody go to limit the internet activity to only e-mail and anti-virus updates? I have looked everywhere over this computer. I even just did a system restore to last thursday when it was absolutely working and that didn't fix it either.
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Corporate office may have modified the company firewall to restrict certain access?!?
  5. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    And just for the heck of it I'm trying ad-aware and spybot. But these 2 programs can't update their definition files. argh.
  6. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    not a corporate office. Just 4 computers, a netgear, which i have already checked. :(
  7. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    all of the other computers are perfectly fine. no issues what so ever. oh, and this computer can get over the network shares...and like i said before can ping ip address or website address. i'm stuck
  8. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Nevermind, case closed. Stupid stupid stupid. Checked the netgear again. Stupid boss blocked the IP address of the computer itself specifically in another area.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,169   +986

    man, that's funny if it didn't impact you so severely! :haha: :knock:
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