General Chat Thread, Can access most websites but not all in General; Can't access some websites ( www.microsoft.com ) but most others work fine.
I installed a wireless router (DLink ...
19th February 2008, 10:44 PM #1
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19th February 2008, 10:45 PM #2
Sounds vaguely like a DNS forwarding issue on the router? or possibly a firewall, but you'd expect the same results from each computer.
Have you updated the firmware?
19th February 2008, 10:56 PM #3
I get the same results on any computer connected to the router.
There doesn't seem to be any firmware to download (not that I've found anyway)
19th February 2008, 11:17 PM #4
Are the MTU settings on the router correct? I've had problems with not being able to access some websites in the past and that was because I was using a higher MTU set in the router config.
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SimpleSi (20th February 2008)
19th February 2008, 11:29 PM #5
I was just about to post that I've found this
thread that seemed to point towards the problem I've encountered!
But is it true???
And if it is true what the F are Orange playing at!!!!!!!!!
And the problem is I can't seem to change the MTU Setting on the router - I'd already tried 1500 (seemed worth a go ) but after router resets - it goes back to 1492.
Tried 1501 but router says no
19th February 2008, 11:34 PM #6
Try an mtu of 1452 on the router.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
Edit - read first post again, a dlink. Seen this on netgears before
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SimpleSi (20th February 2008)
19th February 2008, 11:37 PM #7
Mine is set at 1432. It must vary between ISP. Make sure that the MTU setting is not set to auto.
19th February 2008, 11:45 PM #8
(installed logmein before leaving )
19th February 2008, 11:51 PM #9
1452 didn;t work
But at least the value stuck in the settings following a reboot but still www.microsoft.com will not load.
(and the orangeproblems.co.uk site is down so no-one can see the post that pointed me towards the problem )
For further inf - the router is set to PPPoA VCMux
19th February 2008, 11:53 PM #10
Orange are notorious for problems with their service. Remember the balls-up with their email - was it last year?
Have you tried doing a traceroute on the sites you can't get to to see if there's a pattern?
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20th February 2008, 12:19 AM #11
In desperation - tried changing to PPPoE with MTU 1492 - Eureka - microsoft.com now works!
Hope nothing else breaks.
Why don't Orange just publish the settings that should work for them on their website???
(The D-Link router setup wizard asks which country you are in and which ISP (t o which I answered Wanadoo) and then defaults to PPPoA)
I hate b*&^%y computers and IT
Thanks for the help and moral support at 11pm!!!!
But you learn something new each day!
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