hotmail / msn / uni website wont open!! why??

  realm 16:03 01 Dec 2007


My pc is connected to orange broadband.
Through a BT router. I have XP

For some reason internet explorer and firefox wont open hotmail / msn / / click here etc
My brothers pc is connected to the same router - with vista, yet there is problems with that pc - it can upload the sites/msn no probs.

I've formatted my pc - the problem still persisted

however the pc DID load up hotmail in a pc repair shop so seemed ok there...
i was thinkin it must be the router, but my brothers pc doesnt have the same problem...
surely a reformatting would have fixed the hasnt though
i turned windows firewall off and it made no difference

Does anyone have any idea what the problem can be???
It's so annoying. i changed the ethernet too and it made no difference.

Any help would be appreciated.


  realm 16:07 01 Dec 2007

i meant ot say 'there ISN'T problems with my brothers pc!' sorry

  johnnyrocker 19:11 01 Dec 2007

is your brothers machine at same address?


  bruno 19:32 01 Dec 2007

Are either of the computers connected wirelessly or are both wired?

  realm 10:52 02 Dec 2007

johnny rocker - both pcs are at same address yeah

and both are wired to the router

  johnnyrocker 11:26 02 Dec 2007

are one or both pc's belonging to the uni?


  realm 14:14 02 Dec 2007

no, we bought both pc's from dell
my brothers is newer though and has vista - mine WAS windows media center but is now xp

would it be anything to do with MTU?

  bruno 17:14 04 Dec 2007

Have you tried connecting one at a time?If your brother's is working from number one outlet,put yours in the same one. If his works in it and yours does not it pretty much clears the router from having a fault and points to your PC or settings being faulty.

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