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Connected to Wireless Network, Can't Open Web

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May 25, 2010 10:50:45 AM

Hi All,

I'm at my wit's end with this, appreciate any help you guys could give.

I've hooked my uncle's computer up to a 3 Connect Wireless Mobile Broadband using a Belkin Wireless Network Adapter. The Network is running fine, the connection is fine, but I can't access the internet at all. I've tried everything I can think of with the results below.

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Last diagnostic run time: 05/24/10 15:32:09 HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

warn HTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
info HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
info HTTP: Successfully connected to www.hotmail.com.
info FTP (Active): Successfully connected to ftp.microsoft.com.
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The router info:

SSID: 3-Connect-5983
MAC Address: 64:16:F0:79:13:0F
Encryption Type: WPA
Advanced Authentication: On

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Rory McQuillan>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : McQuillan
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 10:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-44-52-28-29-AF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 25 May 2010 11:09:04
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 26 May 2010 11:09:04

C:\Documents and Settings\Rory McQuillan>


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In the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility:

Signal Strength: Excellent
My Computer connected to Router connected to Internet
"Your Network is Running Smoothly"


Wireless Network Properties

Name: (SSID) 3-Connect-5983
Encryption Key: xxxxxxxx
Autoconnect if this network is in range: Yes
Network Authentication: WPA-PSK
Data Encryption: TKIP

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In the Wireless Network Connection Properties>Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties tab 'obtain an IP address automatically' is checked, as is 'automatically detect settings' in Internet Explorer>Tools>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Rory McQuillan>ping 192.168.1.100

Pinging 192.168.1.100 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.100:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Rory McQuillan>ping 192.168.1.1

Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 2ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Rory McQuillan>ping 206.190.60.37

Pinging 206.190.60.37 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=230ms TTL=53
Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=231ms TTL=53
Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=251ms TTL=53
Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=914ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 230ms, Maximum = 914ms, Average = 406ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Rory McQuillan>ping yahoo.com

Pinging yahoo.com [72.30.2.43] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 72.30.2.43: bytes=32 time=277ms TTL=53
Reply from 72.30.2.43: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=53
Reply from 72.30.2.43: bytes=32 time=273ms TTL=53
Reply from 72.30.2.43: bytes=32 time=275ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for 72.30.2.43:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 273ms, Maximum = 277ms, Average = 274ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Rory McQuillan>

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Try to load through-

Internet Explorer: 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage'
(when I run Network Diagnostics it tells me 'Windows did not detect any problem with your internet connection)

Firefox: 'The connection was reset' 'The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.'

Safari: Safari can't open the page "http://www.yahoo.com/". The error is: "unknown error" (kCFErrorDomainWinSock:10053)

these results are the same whether using www addresses or ip addresses.
May 25, 2010 1:11:07 PM

Does seem wierd really.
try in the console to type :
telnet
o www.google.com 80
type some jibberish and see if you get a html error 400 (http bad request)
If you do, it could be some proxy server on your computer or your local network (if on computer, it's most likely malware). If it doesn't work, try using an ip number for google (nslookup www.google.com from another pc).

Do other services like msn or games (not steam) run?
Appearently you do get dns replies according to the diagnostics, so I would guess it's a proxy problem. If it is regardles of browser though, the proxy must be some transparent thing.

If all else fails, try with a trial version of identity cloaker's openvpn portable solution (install on a pc where network works and start it. copy the entire system to a flash drive, and onto the broken client's system.
May 25, 2010 1:54:31 PM

Hey, thanks for coming back to me on this.

In telnet, after typing "o www.google.com 80" I typed in a random string and got this msg header:

'HTTP/1.0 400 Bad Request
Content-Type: text/html; charset:UTF-8
Content-Length: 1350
Server: GFE/2.0'

MSN and Internet Games will run just fine.

I'm not familiar with the Open VPN Solution but I've installed it on the machine, connected to an alternate IP address, tried opening all browsers, no change. Should I be doing something more with that?

Many Thanks,
Nuala
!