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kendiggy



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Help with my computer Reply with quote

So, I'm not very computer savvy and I'm having an issue here. I can't get certain programs to connect to the internet. Magic Online, itunes, Steam and a few more. They all seem to be being blocked by a proxy. I also cannot add attachments to emails. I know it's not a firewall issue (I've tried turning them off) and when I tried to attach something to an email, it gave me the proxy error. I do not know how to solve this. I know there are plenty of computer savvy people on ml who can help, so I posted this here. Thanks in advance!
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Bob_A_Wilson



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need this info:

- How do you connect to the internet?
- What type of network are you on?
- Is your network configured to use DHCP?
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kendiggy



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, I cannot answer that, the computer in question is a laptop (Sony Vaio, Vista) and I mainly use WiFi. It used to work fine, then one day windows updated itself and it stopped working.
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Bob_A_Wilson



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to the system restore option and reset your computer back, something got corrupted.
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kendiggy



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hm... I don't know if I have a restore point that old, this happened last april
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KnowN



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop watching porn
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NahHolmes



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be like 100000 different things. It could be an issue where someone messed with your network settings, could be a software issue on your computer, could be your settings, could be a porn virus or something. You are going to have to be wayyyy more specific.
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Bob_A_Wilson



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start your computer in safe mode, usually by holding down one of the F keys during boot, and start windows. In windows, go to run and type msconfig. The msconfig dialogue box opens up, go to the startup tab. Unclick everything. Restart.
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kendiggy



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it really isn't a porn thing, windows updated itself while I was waiting for a modo sealed event to start (I bought M10 product and everything) and wanted to restart my computer, I thought why not, I still had a half an hour before it started and when it restarted I got the famous "kicker" error. After many days of vain troubleshooting efforts using online faqs and the like, I came to the conclusion it's being blocked from access to the internet, but I don't know how. itunes and a few other programs are having the same issue. This was last april, I've been on an 8 month deployment since then with no access to the internet on my laptop and now that I'm back I'd like to try to fix it without resetting windows completely. Though, that's probably what I'm going to end up having to do.
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Bob_A_Wilson



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, well it's a network issue, so I don't think resetting windows is gonna fix anything, although it is possible that this is some obscure windoze screw up I have yet to, and hopefully will never, have to experience.

Have you used your computer at more than one place? Does it do this on all networks? If so, the DoD may be blocking your port. Try to ping something using one of those ports that don't work and see what happens.

Oh, and you mentioned you have iTunes installed. Uninstall it. That might fix your problem. (I am not kidding)
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NahHolmes



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah ITunes is the only program I have had a problem with on Windows since 95 (except MWS which is literally below school project level programming). Rumor is Apple makes their programs run shitty on Windows on purpose to make Mac look better.
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kendiggy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The DoD blocking a port? Why would they do that? Actually, I do use this on several different wifi networks. I'm actually at a hotel right now using it and learned how to fix the issue! It had to do with some network settings on my computer that somehow the windows update changed and I didn't know to look for it. When neither firefox or internet explorer wouldn't connect to the internet on this network, I used the help section of internet explorer to figure it out. Sweet, problem solved! MTGO is updating itself as I'm typing this! Cant' wait to see what I missed out on opening in that sealed nine months ago!
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