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Windows 7: Brought PC To Different House, Can't Connect to Certain Apps

03 Apr 2015   #1
bungeeman

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
Brought PC To Different House, Can't Connect to Certain Apps

Basically I'm house sitting for someone for a week and I've brought my PC over to their house in order to keep playing PC games while I'm there. I can connect to the web and use browsers and I can connect to Steam. However Skype and Teamspeak will not let me connect to them.

Can anyone tell me what is happening?


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03 Apr 2015   #2
bungeeman

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Some additional info:

- I have flushed the DNS to no avail.
- When I first booted up the PC, the LAN driver was not working, although a reboot seemed to fix the issue.
- I cannot even ping the Teamspeak server using the command prompt.
- I have performed a system restore but it hasn't helped.
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03 Apr 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why would you start making a bunch of changes to YOUR pc just because it won`t connect to the internet at THEIR house ?

Did you unplug the ethernet cable from their pc and connect it to yours ?

Is their modem/router turned on ?

These may be dumb questions but hey
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03 Apr 2015   #4
bungeeman

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Because I suspect the issue may be to do with the router settings, but I can't seem to log on to the router. I am connected via Ethernet, I don't have a wireless card and yes, the router is on.
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03 Apr 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If the cable works for their pc, then it`ll work for yours. It`s not the router settings.

You shouldn`t be messing with someone else`s equipment anyway.

Just run the troubleshooter on your network icon.
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03 Apr 2015   #6
bungeeman

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

I suppose I ought to give you some more information because I don't really think you understand what the problem is here.

Obviously I've run the troubleshooter, it's the first thing I did. Although it isn't picking anything up because not being able to connect to skype isn't really a Microsoft issue.

There is no 'their PC.' I'm house-sitting for my mother and she doesn't use a PC or an ethernet cable. This is my cable connected to her router, which she normally connects to wirelessly with her laptop. Consequently, because she's my mother, I can mess with her router all I like and she won't care at all. The last time I house sat for her I forwarded some ports to increase the speed of the blizzard downloader, for example.

The issue is not that I can't connect to the internet, it is that I can't connect to certain services, such as Skype and teamspeak. The internet is also extremely slow on my PC, but perfectly fine on the laptop, which leads me to believe that the issue is either with my PC talking to the router, or some software-related issue on my PC.
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03 Apr 2015   #7
bungeeman

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

I guess the first place to start here is to ask ourselves, what do these communication services use which other online services don't? What are they being denied which is stopping them from connecting properly, while my browser is working at limited capacity? One of the reasons why I suspect this may be router-related is because everything was working fine at my house just yesterday. The PC is the same, the only thing that has changed is the router its plugged into.
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03 Apr 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Good luck to you then, Have a nice day
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03 Apr 2015   #9
bungeeman

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

What is your problem man? All I've done is ask for help with an issue. Why are you being so passive-aggressive?
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03 Apr 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry, I haven`t had my anti P-A pills yet
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