3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

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3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:28 pm

I have an office of 3 computers, all connect through a wireless router.

All 3 cant connect to aol.com to check an email account, however, all 3 can connect to any other website that i have tried.

I have disabled their A/V to see if that was blocking aol, but that didnt work.

I tried using IE and Firefox and neither have any luck connecting to aol.com

I tried pinging from a command line aol.com IP's with no luck. But I can ping anything else no problem.

I dont get it, what's up with not being able to get to aol.com?
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:01 pm

Just because you disabled the virus scan, you may not have disabled other protection features of the A/V package. I ran into similar problems with AVG software, and it had a firewall of sorts built-in separate from any virus scanner. It was a nightmare to track down, but once I found it, it was easy to turn off and on. Look for any website content filtering option on those machines, and you may find the problem.
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:20 pm

AOL has banned your IP address for hacking
what error message do you get? website not found?
what antivirus is this, btw?
try connection the computer directly to the modem, dont use the wireless see if that helps
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:48 pm

I'm sorry for your loss. :D
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:29 pm

Well, it just started working out of the blue. So I still dont know what the deal was.

I really need to get these guys away from AOL anyway :roll:
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:00 pm

Scorpiuscat wrote:I really need to get these guys away from AOL anyway :roll:

I do believe you are correct good sir.
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:14 pm

I have one customer still on AOL. It's really annoying. AOL seem change several things nearly every day, so a web outage or email not working is just part of the territory. I tell the customer to just wait and it usually fixes itself.

Now, fixing the customer is a very different problem!
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:39 pm

I remember back when i was just starting out on computers and i was playing total annihilation. I wanted a 30 megabyte update, which was serious business on dial-up, and aol was the provider. I wasn't familiar with download resume tech and so it took several disconnects and many hours for me to successfully get the 30 meg file.
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:44 am

Heiwashin wrote:I remember back when i was just starting out on computers and i was playing total annihilation. I wanted a 30 megabyte update, which was serious business on dial-up, and aol was the provider. I wasn't familiar with download resume tech and so it took several disconnects and many hours for me to successfully get the 30 meg file.

I remember when I first started out on computers thinking that AOL was the Internet.
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Re: 3 Computers cant get to aol.com?

Postposted on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:38 am

titan wrote:I remember when I first started out on computers thinking that AOL was the Internet.


For me it was Compuserve. I still remember the day I realized that I could just connect to Compuserve and minimize it then open IE and I could go anywhere I wanted. It was glorious. :D
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