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Windows 7: Only FireFox Can Access Internet

23 Jun 2010   #1
themarkyosx

Windows 7
 
 
Only FireFox Can Access Internet

FireFox is the only app that can access the internet. No other application works. I try playing WoW or CS:S and I cannot connect to any servers, etc. The only game that seems to work is CoD:MW2 and any other apps that need access to the internet don't work. For example, I cannot download the iPhone OS4 update because iTunes tells me there's no internet connection or whatever. I called Asus customer support and (obviously) they have no idea what's going on with my computer

My firewall is off, I ran an anti-maleware program, registry cleanup, system restore etc etc etc and NOTHING works. Last resort is wiping the harddrive and reinstalling Windows 7, but I really don't want to do that...


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23 Jun 2010   #2
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

in IE go to internet options and check to see if its trying to use a proxy server. If it is trying to use a proxy server turn it off.
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24 Jun 2010   #3
themarkyosx

Windows 7
 
 

It's turned off and I've turned it off in Regedit and changed the proxyserver key so that a proxy can never be used. I've even done the LAN settings thing where you set it to "Automatically Detect". Still doesn't work

I'm running Wireless btw
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24 Jun 2010   #4
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Can you access the Internet with IE, or any other web browser. It could be something on your wireless router blocking traffic. You could start by turning off the firewall on your wireless router and see if you have Internet access. Also a reboot of your wireless router and cable/dsl modem never hurts.

I would think that if you can access the Internet with both firefox and IE but not with other apps and since you have your windows firewall off it is likely that your router is blocking traffic. Or some other type of firewall installed on your system like norton Internet security or similar.
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24 Jun 2010   #5
themarkyosx

Windows 7
 
 

Well I just got home and booted up my laptop and now FireFox doesn't work. FireFox installed a new update when it opened and now it doesn't work. IE does...
I have no norton or anyting and the firewall is off. I'll try restarting the router.
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24 Jun 2010   #6
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Go through all your router settings and uncheck anything having to do with firewall. can you access the router with firefox and internet explorer?
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24 Jun 2010   #7
themarkyosx

Windows 7
 
 

I can't access my router, lmao. I use an AirPort and the "Apple AirPort Utility" cannot find the base station x]
Like I said, it seems like no application can see that there's an internet connection. It's not my router it's something wrong with my computer.
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24 Jun 2010   #8
themarkyosx

Windows 7
 
 

Someone please help :[[[
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24 Jun 2010   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themarkyosx View Post
FireFox is the only app that can access the internet. No other application works. I try playing WoW or CS:S and I cannot connect to any servers, etc. The only game that seems to work is CoD:MW2 and any other apps that need access to the internet don't work. For example, I cannot download the iPhone OS4 update because iTunes tells me there's no internet connection or whatever. I called Asus customer support and (obviously) they have no idea what's going on with my computer

My firewall is off, I ran an anti-maleware program, registry cleanup, system restore etc etc etc and NOTHING works. Last resort is wiping the harddrive and reinstalling Windows 7, but I really don't want to do that...

Check in IE to see if automatically detect internet settings is checked. It should be unchecked. See pic
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24 Jun 2010   #10
themarkyosx

Windows 7
 
 

Zigzag, I am running wireless...

It seems like whenever I update a program that was working it stops working. I updated CS:S with a new patch (it stopped working), updated WoW (stopped working) and I just updated FireFox (stopped working). Why is this?
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