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2 PCs; 1 connects, 1 doesn't

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tommyfs, May 24, 2007.

  1. tommyfs

    tommyfs Private E-2

    Spent way too much time trying to debug this by myself. Have 2 Pentium 4 PCs, Gateway and Dell, both with XPSP2. No network, just DSL modem (Westell 6100). Dell connects to https://remote.xxxx.org without a problem. Gateway using IE6 throws a "page not found" error, as does Firefox 2.0. If I disconnect the DSL line from Gateway and connect to Dell, it connects without problems to the destination.

    Here's what I've done to Gateway PC: virus check; spybot and AdAware check; stripped registry of all appearances of https://remote.xxxx.org; recorded that URL as a Trusted site; deleted all temporary I'net files, cookies, history; emptied Recycle Bin; added the site's IP address to all "Host" files; checked every single Internet Options dialog box item, ensuring selections between the 2 PCs were identical; ran ipconfig /all -- no errors; turned off Zone Alarm (Windows firewall was already Off); uninstalled Zone Alarm; turned off AVG antivirus.

    Result -- nada. What am I overlooking?
  2. foogoo

    foogoo Major "foogoo" Geek

    "No network, just DSL modem (Westell 6100). " For both PCs to be online you need a network.

    Where are you plugging the other PC?
    If that DSL router only has 1 ethernet jack you need a hub, switch, or maybe even another router...
  3. cat5e

    cat5e MajorGeek

  4. traceybeegee

    traceybeegee Private E-2

    if this is the wrong place... sorry..can't get the hang of this..
    my dsl box only has one place to put the ethernet cable..
    so how do i go from the tower to the aol box to the router?
    not enough slots?
    i could go from the tower to the dlink then to the aol box, but the second computer will not work??
    sweet jesus, advise!!!
  5. tommyfs

    tommyfs Private E-2

    Thanks, Cat5E and Foogoo. However, I must not have been clear in my request. I don't want to network the 2 PCs. I just want to use the Gateway PC, which is superfast compared to the Dell PC. Dell connects to the https://remote.xxxx.org site, while the Gateway PC does not. Please refer to my original notes.
  6. foogoo

    foogoo Major "foogoo" Geek

    Add it to a trusted site list, maybe?
  7. tommyfs

    tommyfs Private E-2

    From my original notes: "recorded that URL as a Trusted site". But keep suggesting ideas; I'm desperate for a solution.
  8. MeitHed

    MeitHed Specialist

    On the box that will not connect, what does it say under network connections?
  9. tommyfs

    tommyfs Private E-2


    Under Networks Connections: 1394 Connection 2 (connected) and Local Area Connection 3 (connected). The latter connection is the one connected to the internet, and uses Client for MS Networks, File & Printer Sharing, QoS Packet Scheduler, NWLink NetBios, NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBios Compat, and TCP/IP. That connection can connect successfully to all but https://remote.xxxx.org.

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