BT Broadband with XP SP2

  sitait 18:13 11 Jan 2005

I have recently got BT Broadband Basic, but it won't work with SP2, even with the Windows Firewall switched off. BT's only answer was to uninstall SP2, which I have done.

Does anybody have any idea how to get it working, cos BT don't!!

  TomJerry 18:15 11 Jan 2005

some details?

  sitait 18:22 11 Jan 2005

With SP2 I can connect but I can't view web pages.(Comes up with the 'Cannot Find Server' page)

Without SP2 I can connect no problem, so really I'm wondering if SP2 is worth having, and if it is can anyone say how I can get it to work...PLEASE!!

  Class57 18:26 11 Jan 2005

Have u downloaded ALL the SP2 & IE updates - as it can be temperamental if you havn't.
Works ok on 5 computers on a network - all XP -

  sitait 18:33 11 Jan 2005

installed everything from the Windows update site, so without being 100% certain I'd say I've got all the patches.

  TomJerry 18:53 11 Jan 2005

just go to Internet tool (or option) and disable pop-up block

  Technotiger 19:02 11 Jan 2005

Hi, just to say that I too have xp(Home)SP2 and BTBB working together without any problems. I use Zone Alarm and AVG. Windows Firewall is not 100% secure - it does leave several Ports open, so I have that switched off. I would guess your problem is a Firewall one of some sort.


  Technotiger 19:05 11 Jan 2005

Me again, to add to the above,, I would strongly advise Installing the Free Zone Alarm and the Free AVG, then switch Win Firewall off.

  sitait 19:24 11 Jan 2005

Cheers, I'll try all of that. Just need to re-install SP2, I'll let you know how I get on.

  sitait 20:23 11 Jan 2005

Done all that, got Norton Firewall on, all seems to work fine now. Thanks a lot, all of you!!!

  Technotiger 20:32 11 Jan 2005

Thanks for the feedback - Cheers.

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