I have checked my router settings and Windows firewall. I tried to turn the firewall off, but no avail. Any ideas?
- Check the Hosts & LMHosts files in
- From a command prompt try "NSlookup" to see if the names resolve to IP addresses. If not, then they have no DNS entries that you can access and you would need the numbers to connect.
- Some of the names listed are .uk and those companies may refuse connections to computers from outside their marketing venue.
Editor's note: You may also want to check your security settings in IE (Tools --> Internet options --> Security tab) to make sure that the sites to which you're trying to connect are not on your "Restricted Sites" list.
This was first published in October 2005