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Website accessable via dialup but not broadband

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Silvers, Jul 19, 2004.

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  1. Silvers

    Silvers Thread Starter

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    Why can a PC access a web site while on a dial up connection but not when using cable modem / router? I have tried three different browsers on two different PCs, one running XP and the other 98se, and the result is the same. The common item is of course the web site and my router. The site is one my wife has accessed in the past with no problems. It is a sewing / machine embroidery design site - www.ericas.com. Would appreciate opinions. tks, Bob
     
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    A router is for sharing an Internet connection between more than two computers and/or for connecting more than one computer on a LAN. The firewall within it might be configurable and be blocking that one site. If you have just one computer using a broadband connection there is no need for the router. You would need a software firewall like free Sygate installed or, if using WinXP, the WinXP embedded Internet Connection Firewall (ICF).
     
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    Styxx, thanks for your response. I have four PCs on a LAN so the router is a necessity. Strange why the router would block just this one site ... that I know of . It is not a matter of great importance more a curiosity.
     
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