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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    WiFi e-mail


    I have one that is confusing me a lot.

    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

    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

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    Senior Member IKnowNot's Avatar
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    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?
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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    I am using Yahoo! (UK version)

    No trend micro

    I remain confused

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    AO's Filibustier Cheap Scotch Ron's Avatar
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    Does the url you are using to access your mail resolve to the same IP address on both the wired and wifi connections?
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    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.
    Last edited by CyberB0b; September 22nd, 2010 at 05:22 AM. Reason: Edited for incomplete thoughts :(

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    Keeping The Balance CybertecOne's Avatar
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    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.
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