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Weird connectivity problem between Sony Vaio and D-link wifi

by deaddwomannwalkingg / January 1, 2009 7:00 AM PST

There's this rather absurd connectivity problem that my Sony Vaio faces with my D-Link wi-fi router.

I'll mention the problems first
1) Sites such as yahoo mail and facebook would load at their own will. Facebook's homepage loads and beyond that nothing. Yahoo Mail shows me how many mails I have but will not let me read the mail content.
2) Yahoo messenger doesn't let me transfer webcam/pictures.
3) On various sites as soon as I click on submit the form the page reloads/gives up an error.

Now here's a solution that I tried the last time and which worked. I changed the "Channel" on my laptop's wireless card. It worked then. Now when am changing the channel to the one that I had previosuly it is not working Sad

My wireless router has channel st to 6. Ive changed my card's channel to 6 and I still have the same set of problems Sad

Could somebody help me out please ?

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This sounds just like another discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 7:15 AM PST

In the end it was 2 things.

1. There was some malware on the machine. Read what you find on google with these 2 words -> GRIF SUPERANTISPYWARE

2. The router was not setup per our forum sticky. After we did that and got the malware out, it was back to normal.

Now you could have firewalled your machine too much. But there is no mention of the firewall in your posting.

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thanks a ton for replying
by deaddwomannwalkingg / January 1, 2009 11:00 AM PST

well I had just formatted my laptop and testing my internet connection was d first thing that I did. So there isnt any chance of a malware being in there.

It's some setting that I need to tweak I guess but am unable to figure out which one Sad

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Just need a little clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 11:03 AM PST

An error message would help. Also how your setup differs from our forum sticky.

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ummm which sticky ?
by deaddwomannwalkingg / January 1, 2009 11:54 AM PST

am new here, couldnt really locate the sticky you're talking about ?

I don't get any error message strangely enough. The stuff just won't load. that's it. My IE/Mozilla will just show up the usual "check your internet connection" error.

What I find awfully strange is that everything works perfectly fine on my father's laptop.

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The forum sticky is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2009 4:07 AM PST
In reply to: ummm which sticky ?
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