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not connected?

by tetax46 / March 25, 2006 10:22 PM PST

i have just acquired a laptop computer(used)mainly to play online poker,i wanted to use blueyonder as the isp and after some difficulty managed to get connected to the internet but the home page that appeared was google!(previous owner?)
i went to a couple of of poker sites,downloaded and installed the software successfully, but when i tried to play i was told that i had a connection problem (check modem,loose wires etc.)
i thought it might be a firewall problem but when i went to the security centre page nothing was showing eg:firewall,antivirus.
it has windows xp2 and norton a-v installed,i disabled norton but still cant get anywhere.
any suggestions please?

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Many people use Google as a Homepage.
by chuckieu / March 26, 2006 3:56 AM PST
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I don't, but many do. You can change your Homepage to whatever you want. BE AWARE!! Online gambling sites are often loaded with adware/spyware, as well as a chance for trojans. Go to Virus forum for list of programs to run for your security, including a REAL firewall, not Microsoft. As to being unable to play games, not enough info for answer. chuck

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Doesn't Windows XP
by PudgyOne / March 26, 2006 11:55 AM PST
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Doesn't Windows XP have a firewall?

Check to see if it's disabled or else tell it to allow the website you're having trouble with.

Hope this helps.


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