[TriLUG] what is blocking a website in winxp?
cknowles2112 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 08:17:29 EDT 2009
Hmm... reading the manuals for the CG814WG (which appears to be comcast
only??) and the related CG814M, they both claim to have a firewall inside of
them, specifically in the CG814M there's a section on "Filtering" in the web
interface including a "block sites" section.
I can't find any screenshots of the web interface for the CG814WG.
Only two thoughts...
1) re-check to make sure that any filtering options are turned off. You
might even reset the netgear to factory defaults. (If the password is still
default, there's a chance you've got someone mucking with teh settings)
2) What is the IP address of the computer when you are in windows, ubuntu,
and knoppix. Theoretically, with most DHCP servers, they should be the
same, but is the address is shifting, and whatever rules are in the router,
that could explain why it works in one and not the others.
Good luck. These kind of problems can cause premature graying.
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:15 AM, James Jones <jc.jones at tuftux.com> wrote:
> Patrick and all,
> I have used a guest account on the same box. It provides the same results.
> Here is my results from today's activities.
> 1. checked for malware with spybot-S&D .. Plenty of "problems" but
> when all problems were removed, the block website still existed as
> 2. Used autoruns, process explorer to find any unusual startups -- none
> 2. The day before I had inserted a knoppix cd in the machine and
> booted to it. I could reach the website from konqueror within knoppix.
> Based on this, I installed Ubuntu 8.10 on her pc today. THE BLOCKED
> WEBSITE WAS STILL BLOCKED when using firefox on ubuntu.
> Note: I again inserted the knoppix cd and booted to it and COULD
> access the website -- no blocking!!!
> The internet service provider is road runner and the cable modem/wifi
> router is a Netgear model number cg814wg. I don't see any place in
> it's administration for blocking external ip addresses and no firewall
> on the router.
> I am nearing the point of blowing winxp away and re-installing,
> something I don't like to do. It means that I haven't found the
> Perplexed -- jc jones
> On 4/22/09, Patrick Brewer <patwbrewer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > While I would first expect malware, I have had heard of issues similar
> that are resolved by blowing away the browser config. A simple test for
> that would be to create a new user or try to connect from a guest account if
> one exists on the box.
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