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The same internet connection doesn't work on host computer but works on clients

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Hingie, Mar 20, 2005.

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  1. Hingie

    Hingie Thread Starter

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    Hello

    Since SP2 was installed on my host computer, I have been experiencing problems with my internet connection. It works fine and I can browse websites on it for several minutes and then suddenly, any address that is typed in immediately brings up the 'this page cannot be displayed' or 'Internet explorer cannot open the search page'. In Firefox, I just get an 'Untitled' page. However, the internet is fine on a client computer, which connects to the internet through the host. Everything seems to work perfectly on it. On the host, MSN Messenger appears to work if I sign in before the connection 'fails'. Both are running on XP Pro SP2, which was only just recently installed (i.e. everything worked fine before SP2). I have tried resetting winsock and I have run through the Internet Connection Sharing troubleshooter, as well as many other microsoft.com articles. Can anyone help? Would the problem lie with SP2?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    I'd be more inclined to look for spyware/malware on the computer in question. I can't imagine why it would run for a short time before failing if it was SP2 related.
     
  3. Hingie

    Hingie Thread Starter

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    So there'd be spyware/malware which would have exactly the same effect on both Firefox and IE?
     
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    Ah, AVG just detected a virus. That might be it.
     
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