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02:46 PM - 07/09/2008

The topic: Can’t connect to the internet?

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So, we go to the dentist this morning.  Brian was making his next appointment when I got there.  He’s got a problem with one of his front teeth, the enamal is eroding and it has to be fixed.

I get mine cleaned, the dentist comes in, looks around my mouth, says “there’s decay around that filling” (translation: $ka-ching!$), so I have to go in and get that filling removed and refilled.  Next Tuesday for both of us.

Then over to my mom’s, where one of the park residents wants to buy her 26” television.  I throw in the combo DVD/VHS player and the cart it all comes in, for $150.00 (paid for my dental visit, leaving me two bucks).  Brian says when I get home, “hey, you can take us to lunch!”  *sigh*

So, we get back from lunch, it seems that Windows automatic update updated automatically while we were gone.  None of the cameras I set in the morning were running.  I get them running and gee, what’s this?  They’re not uploading to the internet.  Hmm.  Then I try connecting. Can’t.  On either computer.

Brian, who’s computer did not get updated automatically, is running fine.  Crap.  So, I do a sys restore on this computer and I can get back on to the net.  I do a quick search of not being able to connect to the internet after Win autoupdate and it seems with the most recent update, there’s some sort of problem with Zone Alarm, which runs on all of our computers.  I change a setting on the XP home system and get the camera rolling again.

Damned Windows.  I about had a heart attack.



I had EXACTLY the same problem as you this morning, and I’m also running Zone Alarm on all my computers. I could “connect” (I mean my “local area connection”) was all connected and working fine..Everything was connected as it should be. I just had no throughput.

I also did a system restore and rolled everything back to yesterday and it’s all working faultlessly once again, as it did prior to the confounded update. I still have not redone the update…I hope they get a workaround for this quick. I’m certain it’s messed up a LOT of folks.

Posted by Mary @ Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 11:05:29 PM

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Mary, what I found out is in your ZA control panel, set your internet security to “medium” instead of high.

I did that on the XP home, not on the XP Pro, I just rolled that one back.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:29:33 AM


Many thanks! I just didn’t know how this whole thing was going to play out-Thank you for posting. You have made fixing this a breeze for me!

Posted by Mary @ Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 5:27:22 PM

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Mary, look at my latest entry about Zone Alarm.  Setting the security isn’t the best way to go, it leaves your system open somewhat.  There’s a link to the Zone Alarm website with options.

I removed the Windows hotfix from both of my systems.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 5:49:07 PM

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