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    weird, weird, weird problem w/ DSL (help pls)

    I have recently switched from Cable to DSL. I have 2 systems which are connected to a Netgear router, which is conected to the DSL modem. The DSL modem has (I think) a built-in router w/ DHCP server. You never need to dial-out from the computer. Everthing started when I tried to log into my hotmail account. I can go to hotmail.com but when i try to log in the page times out and I get the 404. When I connect one of the computers directly to the DSL modem I can log in just fine. This would indicate that the Net gear router is the problem but I used the same router w/ my Cable w/out any problems. To my suprise when I tried to make this post yesterday, i realized that when i submited it I got a timeout or 404. Somehow, I cannot use certain CGI if I connect through the router. AO is PHP. Hotmail (I think) is ASP. The funny thing is that I can use my blackcode.com e-mail account.

    So what do you guys think. I don't have any software firewalls. What can be blocking this. How can I browse the net but not be able to use CGI. I made this post by connecting directly to the DSL modem, but I cannot have Internt access for 1 system at a time. Help pls.

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    Do you have that problem with all your computers? Maybe SSL or something is disabled in your browser settings?

    EDIT: if you can only plug one computer at a time in that DSL modem it's not a router.
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    Are you sure you are getting 404? A 404 is always generated server side and means the server can't find the file you requested. Maybe something is mangling your http requests?
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    yes all computers...

    but what does SSL have to do w/ posting on AO

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    Slap up a packet sniffer like tcpdump and check the traffic between your netgear and the router when trying to visit pages. It sounds like there may be a firewall configuration issue or port forwarding issue. Which NetGear router is this? and what OS is on each system? And which system did you directly connect to the DSL modem?
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    everytime this happens i have to wait & wait and then 404... page wasn't found

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    Ok. but we can't help you without more details. So please.. share.
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    win 2000 on both systems
    doesn't matter which system you connect directly... i will go through
    i though about port forwarding too but which port would it be...

    i wouldn't know how to read tcpdump results...

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    So use Ethereal. (it's a graphical packet sniffer). You'd be looking for packets going to port 80 and/or port 443 and responses to those packets. You can always fire up the packet sniffer, try a connection to hotmail and attempted login, stop the packet sniffer and then post the results here..
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    netgear rp614v2 - router
    westell model 2200 - DSL modem

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