Old 08-May-2010, 13:43
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Default Bizarre Browser Issue

Hi guys

I have just updated by BT Homehub to the new luvverly black box (way better than the old white one).

One laptop, the xbox 360, the PS3, the Android and the iPhone have all bonded with the new box perfectly.

However one laptop is having a bit of a rough patch and they're not talking to each other properly. When you fire up a web browser it will let you surf and view a few pages, then throws a hissy fit and stops finding pages, even when those pages are quite happily viewed on the other laptop. The laptop that's throwing the fit is an HP Pavilion Entertainment model. It finds the network find when it was set up and connects with no issue. Even quite happily uses MSN Messenger, just seems to throw a fit on the browser. Issue happens with Firefox and IE.

In the words of the immortal Shakespeare... wtf?

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Old 09-May-2010, 12:26
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Looking at the simple things first :

Is the 'rogue' lappy further away from the router, and do you have any other wifi networks nearby which might cause interference ? If so, try changing the channel number on yours. Many are set to Ch 11 by default, so try 3 or 6 for example.

Have you run an up to date A/V scan and something like HiJackThis to eliminate any dodgy files ?

Does the HP Pavilion use its own wifi software to connect, or are you using the Windows one ?
If you can keep your head when those around are losing theirs, maybe you just don't understand the situation.........
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