I have a laptop that connects to the home network via WiFi. When Eileen or myself try to access our e-mail accounts, it does not find them and we are asked if we want to open a new e-mail account.
Plug in an RJ45 wired connection and it works just fine.
Other connections via WiFi seem OK ............... like I can get on AO and the like???????????????
I am an old fart, so I know nothing about WiFi...........RJ11 and RJ45 are my domains :D
And before you ask............Yes, I did make sure that the clockwork motor was fully wound up!.............and my tomcat checked the engine room............ the mice are stoking like hell :lildevil:
September 21st, 2010, 04:47 PM
well, you did not say what you were using for your email, but ...
are you using an Internet Security program ( like Trend ) that is switching profiles ( firewall ) when it detects the wifi is in use?
September 21st, 2010, 05:25 PM
I am using Yahoo! (UK version)
No trend micro
I remain confused :confused:
September 22nd, 2010, 02:05 AM
Cheap Scotch Ron
Does the url you are using to access your mail resolve to the same IP address on both the wired and wifi connections?
September 22nd, 2010, 05:20 AM
Check the DNS for the WiFi adapter. It could be using a different DNS or its DNS is compromised and you are getting a phishing site. Try going to the site by IP. Some phishing sites don't forward you after you attempt to log to the actual site. When I see known good credentials fail, I think phishing. I would run some malware scans also. There could be malware redirecting you to a malicious site but it is only tied to the specific network adapter. Also try different browsers or a portable browser.
September 22nd, 2010, 07:16 PM
Also check "Location" settings on OS' like Vista / Win 7 - when the wifi connected perhaps it was selected as a non-trusted network causing you grief.
As always, back to basics. Ensure you can ping/lookup all servers using the LAN, and then test the same pathways via the wifi.