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Unable to connect to many websites without a proxy

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    Hello, I am new and looking for some help with a very annoying and persistent issue I have been experiencing as of late. First of all, i have tried this on 3 PCs on the same home wireless network, tried it wired with each PC seperately, and so forth. One PC runs Vista(my primary one), the other two run Win7. Have flushed and restarted the dns, as well as trying opendns and googledns services, tried clearing the browser caches on IE, Firefox, Chrome, nothing makes any difference. What i am experiencing is that a good proportion of sites(around 30-60%, it varies) will not load at all without using a proxy, I have returned home to the UK for the holidays after several months in the US, and noticed this problem has been active now since Christmas day. My first 2 days at home the internet was totally normal and this issue was not present, then it started suddenly with no action from myself. Traceroutes to sites reveal a timeout but the start hop for the timeouts varies from site to site. I have been sure to select a wide cross section of sites to try. Resetting the router seems to generate somewhat of a lucky dip of sites i can connect to, so if i cannot connect to a site and do not wish to use a proxy, i reset the router usually several times until the specific site finally works. My connection speed is stable at 2.2MB/S download and 0.2-0.4 upload, which is the maximum for my rural exchange. Speed is no issue unless i try to stream HD or make large downloads. My ISP Is BT, their indian call center staff denied there was any issue with my line, and refused to provide me with a UK technical support number to pursue the issue. I know it cannot be an insurmountable problem as using a proxy completely eliminates the issue, but i am unwilling to depend on it indefinitely. I'll try and provide any additional information you may need for troubleshooting purposes, I hope someone can help. Thanks!
     
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