Router prob: Google works, but no other sites do

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by madmanmax, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. madmanmax

    madmanmax Guest

    Hi there;

    I recently installed and configured an eTec Wireless ADSL Router.
    Everything works, except the fact that only Google works! The laptop I
    am using to connect to the wireless router shows this problem, as does
    the main PC which is connected to the router via USB. Gmail, Google
    and all Google sites/pages work, but no other websites do.

    I am able to ping sites just fine... :S Help?

    madmanmax, Aug 10, 2004
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  2. madmanmax

    cw Guest

    (madmanmax) wrote in
    Update firmware, check for dodgy firewall rules and bad configuration.
    See if you can run a packet sniffer such as Ethereal to figure out
    exactly what is happening to the TCP requests for other websites (are
    they rejected - if so by what, do they receive no response etc).
    If you're not an expert at network diagnostics then you could always take
    it back to where you got it from and get a replacement just to rule out
    the router being dodgy.
    Have you ever actually had a working connection with different hardware?
    If not then you might want to borrow a friend's connection equipment to
    rule out an upstream fault..
    cw, Aug 10, 2004
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  3. madmanmax

    Quiet Guy Guest

    Sounds like what happened to me when I had MTU problems. Google works cus it
    is almost text only......
    Quiet Guy, Aug 10, 2004
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