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December 25, 2011 7:21:12 PM

I cannot connect to my router (WEP key) in normal mode.
I turned off all firewalls, peerblock, spybot etc but it just hangs on connecting.
This is XP SP2 and I am using Wows wireless to manage the setting.

However, using safe mode with networking it immediately connects and internet works.
Any ideas what could be wrong?
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December 26, 2011 7:34:43 PM

Post the output from ipconfig/all here when your computer is in Safe Mode & Normal Mode.
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December 30, 2011 8:11:14 PM

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Post the output from ipconfig/all here when your computer is in Safe Mode & Normal Mode.


It is like this on both connections but in normal mode it disconnects after a few mins sometimes.



test.txt

C:\Documents and Settings\K.K-953208E7>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : k-953208e7
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Co
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D4-E0-99-6F

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7E-A9-9F-3B
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.12
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : December 30, 2011 5:02:39 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : January 2, 2012 5:02:39 PM

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December 30, 2011 8:27:28 PM

I turned off SKype's port 80, could that be it?
Not sure why it would have worked before and not now though.

If it blocks again, I am going to try a netstat -aon and compare the PID with the PIDs in the task manager.
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December 30, 2011 9:13:40 PM

qwertyjjj said:
It is like this on both connections but in normal mode it disconnects after a few mins sometimes.


DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : December 30, 2011 5:02:39 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : January 2, 2012 5:02:39 PM



Your ipconfig /all results, specifically DNS Server and Lease acquisition - expiration date, show your computer is connected to the internet, the problem may be Winsock corruption.. to repair it Download "XP TCP/IP Repair 2.1" from http://www.xp-smoker.com/freeware.html.

Use the TCP/IP reset button and restart the computer... and next use the Repair Winsock button and restart the computer again.
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December 30, 2011 10:11:01 PM

qwertyjjj said:
I turned off SKype's port 80, could that be it?
Not sure why it would have worked before and not now though.
As far as I know, port 80 is the default port for Internet Browsers, so it's possible that caused your problem. Enable port 80 and assign another port number for Skype in the Windows Firewall.
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December 31, 2011 11:38:28 AM

Stopped working again.
However, nothing seems to be bound to localhost:80.
Email works though.
Any ideas?
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December 31, 2011 6:43:35 PM

qwertyjjj said:
Stopped working again.
However, nothing seems to be bound to localhost:80.
Email works though.
Any ideas?
E-mail through an email client? (Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird?)... the difference between Internet Browsers and Email Clients are the ports they use to connect to the Internet. Have you added an exception for port 80 in the Firewall?

Default Ports for Email Clients: Pop, Imap, w/wo SSL
http://hostbaby.org/wiki/Default_Ports_for_Email_Client...

my HTTP port 80 internet connection won't work
http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/microsoft-...
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