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Gadgets -- No INternet Cobbection

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by OSIRIS, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. OSIRIS

    OSIRIS Flightless Bird

    Hi all

    I have a 2 month old Acer notebook with 32-bit Win7 Home Premium
    (upgraded from Vista). A friend has a one month old Acer notebook
    with 64-bit Win7 Home Premium. We both have Linksys wireless routers
    (mine's a couple of years older than his). We both have a weather
    gadget and a CBC-Radio gadget on the desktop. Mine work -- his don't

    In his case the gadgets won't connect to the internet, even though he
    can do email and web browse with either wireless or wired connections.
    His used to work and then stopped working a week or so ago.

    Does anyone have an idea why this is happening and what we can do to
    fix it?
     
  2. bb

    bb Flightless Bird

    On 1/16/2010 6:39 PM, OSIRIS wrote:
    > In his case the gadgets won't connect to the internet, even though he
    > can do email and web browse with either wireless or wired connections.


    Sounds like a third-party firewall is blocking the gadgets. Norton maybe?
    -bb
     
  3. OSIRIS

    OSIRIS Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 20:21:33 -0500, bb <bb@invalid.com> wrote:

    >On 1/16/2010 6:39 PM, OSIRIS wrote:
    >> In his case the gadgets won't connect to the internet, even though he
    >> can do email and web browse with either wireless or wired connections.

    >
    >Sounds like a third-party firewall is blocking the gadgets. Norton maybe?
    >-bb


    Thanks. I thought of that. He has Kaspersky Internet Security. The
    gadgets worked before with KIS on. Completely uninstalled KIS and it
    made no difference, so I re-installed it.
     

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