Unable to get online - problem Macaffee or other firewall?
by evennewerbie - 4/27/14 10:34 AM
I have asked this on a different CNET forum but not got any reply.
I can no longer get onto Internet with my (Acer Aspire) netbook. Either with Firefox or other browsers.
When I try I get
"Problem loading page.
! The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading...
And it's not that the netbook won't communicate wirelessly - I can print from it and while the above blockage held I was still able to browse normally via an installed proxy (Proxify). So from the netbook I can make some wireless connections. (Unfortunately I can't use the Proxy either now because I removed that in the course of my playing with it, and I guess I can't get it back till I get internet generally back.)
Firefox advises that this can be due to being blocked by a firewall and you have to create an appropriate exception. I remember playing with these things in the past, disabling and re-enabling. And seeing I had exceptions in the Macaffee firewall for Firefox + GoogleChrome + IE. Firefox further advises that when you have behaviour like I've got you may need to disable the exception and then re-enable it. But now when I go to Firewall I can't find any trace of either the exceptions or where you control them from which I remember doing - I have spent many hours on it, read instructions...
Has anyone any suggestions of what the problem is and how I can get back to ordinary functioning?
I am still with XP btw . But I can't start to think about changing that if I can't get online.