[thechat] Win2k Net access problem

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Wed Nov 28 20:31:55 CST 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of judah at wiredotter.com
> Subject: RE: [thechat] Win2k Net access problem
> Your Linksys router should be running some sort of firewall.  I believe
> that it does port blocking in addition to NAT.   But since your other
> machines can access the Internet fine, we'll assume that its not a router
> port-blocking issue, but rather something machine specific.

Yep - I agree.

> One thing that I did notice is that in the advanced TCP/IP settings, you
> have mntp1.il.home.com set up as a DNS suffix.  This will get added to the
> end of any unqualified domain names.  Possibly, those apps that
> are failing because the system thinks they are sending unqualified domain
> names and is tacking on stuff to the end of the request.  It's a bit far
> fetched, but possible.  Try removing that entry, so that there isn't a DNS
> suffix.

OK - did that - rebooted.  No change, the same programs still can't see the

> Also, could you post a screen shot of the ipconfig output?  Open up a
> command prompt and type 'ipconfig /all'.  This should show all of the info
> that was set by the dhcp server as well as the manually entered info.

OK - that screen shot is up -

> You might also check your hosts file (C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
> or wherever your system is) and make sure that there aren't any odd
> in there.

That screen shot it also up.
New screen shots on new page at:

Still linked from:

> I'll try to think of more things later.

And I really appreciate your help, Judah.


> HTH,
> Judah

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