1) No. Same result: not a "time out" per se (I was wrong in explaining it
that way earlier), but it just "hangs," with the progress bar stopping about
halfway. The IE8 animation-circle-thing keeps spinning away, though.
2) I DO get the "not currently available" message here.
There was nothing resembling that in the sys32\drivers\etc....
BUT.....I uninstalled my Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter and installed a
TrendNet TEW-424UB I had laying around (in a different USB port) and
BINGO!....all is well again!
Soooo....I *guess* my problem is with the USB port, the Linksys unit, or the
cable connecting it.
Many, MANY thanks for your assistance, sir, for helping me to sort this out.
If ever I'm in Singapore, I'll buy you a Sling....
"Singapore Computer Service" <email@example.com>
wrote in message news:%23kxLxElAKHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> 1) Does http://social.technet.microsoft.com work?
> 2) How about http://184.108.40.206/ (the ip address)? This one should at
> least give a error message 'The web site you are trying to reach is not
> currently available', but not a timeout error.
> if 1 works, then it is a problem with the page
> if 2 works but not 1, check your hosts file in
> c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc for the line social.technet.microsoft.com
> and remove it. Or the DNS server may have a problem
> if 1 and 2 doesn't work, check that your firewall or gateway is not
> blocking connections to the IP or domain
> Post back on the results of (1) and (2) if still no go
> Singapore Computer Home Remote On-Site Repair Service
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> "TM" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "Peter Foldes" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Works here also. What are you experiencing when you try to open the
>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>> "TM" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> to load:
>>>> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...US/categories/ ?
>>>> I've tried....and tried....with IE7...AND IE8....(running XPSP3).
>>>> Thanks all.
>> I get a time out.
>> The weird thing is: I'm able to connect to
>> but not
>> I dunno.....????