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Weird problem, networked clients cannot access some websites!

Weird problem, networked clients cannot access some websites!

Weird problem, networked clients cannot access some websites!

Hi guys,

I saw a post on this but the tips reported in there didn't work for me.
Here is the situation:

Server computer is Windows XP Home Edition
Client #1 is Windows 2000 Professional
Client #2 is Windows 98 SE

All of them are up to date (downloaded latest files from microsoft update web).

The Server (Windows XP) has two NICs, one for DSL "Modem" the other is connected to the HUB (NetGear).
Client #1 (Windows 2000 Pro) has one NIC connected to the HUB.
Client #2 (Win 98 SE) has one NIC which I disabled from the BIOS. It's instead using a wireless USB NIC from D-LINK (DWL 120).
The receiver is a D-Link DWL900AP+ connected to the HUB.

All three computer can see each other and can browse the Network, download/update files from each other, etc... basically the network is fine.
I can browse internet from any of those three computers almost without problems except for some specific websites:

and maybe some more that I didn't find out about yet.

Those three websites (for now are only three) are only accessible from the server (win XP Home), if I try to acces them from Win98 or Win2000 I just get IE5/6 to look for the websites without being able to find them?!?
But hear this...I can Ping the websites no problem from the clients?!? This is really some weird problem for me!!!

By the way if you are wondering, I can access secure websites from the clients without any problem (such as Bank of America or Hotmail).
Please HELP!!! I'm really curios about this one!

Thank you

RE: Weird problem, networked clients cannot access some websites!

Server computer is Windows XP Home Edition
A home machine as a server?  I'm missing something here.

Glen A. Johnson
Johnson Computer Consulting

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RE: Weird problem, networked clients cannot access some websites!

As fun as it would be to dwell over why one would choose xp home as a server, I don't feel that it is the cause of the problems.  

From the other machines that cannot access those sites, are you able to ping them?  It is possible that they put out more than just standard port 80 traffic?  Try and ping em first I want to know if you can resolve them at all.

RE: Weird problem, networked clients cannot access some websites!

NETGEAR.  I am a powershift partner with Netgear.  Sounds like you are experiencing a familiar problem.

Go to the Netgear support site and download the latest BETA firmware file for your router.  Log into your router and upload the latest firmware.

Do you run a FVS318?


Charles Hagen

RE: Weird problem, networked clients cannot access some websites!

Ok guys, thank you for the support. Since I wasn't able to figure out the problem in a timely manner I went straight to the source (NO...NOT WINXP!!!). What I thought was a router it was a simple NETGEAR HUB instead. I changed it with a router and now everything works fine. I dunno why a simple HUB was giving me that problem though! Go figure...

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