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Old 01-30-08, 06:26
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Question Could not locate remote server!

Hi MG's!

Every morning for the last three days, I've had the "could not locate remote server" message!

And I do have internet connection, I called my provider just to check if
the monthly bill was paid, it was all ok!

But she wanted money in order to give me support, so I said thank you but no thank you!

Now what? Ok so I have this installation cd-rom provided from the provider,
with which I reinstall the internet connection, it takes about 5 min. and the
internet is up runing again!

Any ideas why I have to reinstall every day, it has never been like that

Any solutions?

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Old 01-30-08, 06:44
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Default Re: Could not locate remote server!

Does sound like your ISP has problems, but I don't know how to shout at them in Portugese Brazilian law.

You could gather some evidence first
Check Device Manager that your modem is working in the morning, before trying to connect to the internet. Disable any automatic connection first.
What firewall are you using? (as a test) Turn it off and see if that helps.
'If it ain't broke'
Fix it until it is'
Old 01-30-08, 20:02
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Default Re: Could not locate remote server!

I turned off the computer, after I had printed out the above
response, cuz I got tired and needed a nap, about one or two
hours after I turned on the computer again!

The internet connection worked!

Ok, so the computer was kept turned on until night, then I had
to leave the house so I turned off the computer again!

When I came back, about one hour after, the internet
connection didn't work!

I grabbed the paper that I had printed "Check Device Manager" it
said! But my computer speaks Portuguese, so I have no idea as of
where to find that!

I tried to find it by pressing: Start, Control Panel, looking for
something that could resemble Device Manager, when I stumpled
over Windows Firewall!

Not really believing that turning off the firewall could have any
effect, I turned it off and went back to my Opera Browser and
reloaded the page!

Would you look at that, it worked!

The big Q is why and can it be solved?

Mind you that, after reloading, I turned on the firewall again
and it still works like a dream!

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