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    BT Internet problems or is it my laptop?

    Over the past 3 or 4 days I have had problems with my internet.

    It won't let me visit certain websites, log in to bebo, ebay etc. The internet is also running really slow.

    Does anyone know if this would be a problem with my internet provider or if its a proble with my laptop?

    I keep getting this standard message coming up:

    Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

    Most likely causes:
    You are not connected to the Internet.
    The website is encountering problems.
    There might be a typing error in the address.

    What you can try:
    Diagnose Connection Problems




    I have tried the diagnose bit but nothing happens.

    Any ideas?

    12 Comments

    Most likely BT internet or your router playing up. I would start by turning off and on the router. Do you know which router you have? (Should say on the underside of the unit)

    sounds like a DNS issue with your internet provider (ie totally out of your control)

    Original Poster

    Postcard;3452568

    Most likely BT internet or your router playing up. I would start by … Most likely BT internet or your router playing up. I would start by turning off and on the router. Do you know which router you have? (Should say on the underside of the unit)




    I am a total idiot when it comes to these things so no. lol.

    Its on my laptop which is wireless, dont know if thats the same thing??

    absolutely impossible to tell without going through a million things oooorrrrrr
    try another known good machine on your connection oooorrrrr
    take your lappy somewhere that has a known good connection and test it there.....
    as usual download and run [url]www.malwarebytes.com[/url]
    check your av solution is up to date and clear out your temp and temp internet (disk clean up)folder then defrag

    supermod

    I have BT Internet & been having similar problems. Wonder if it could be a home hub update that's gone a bit wrong ? Or just server problems etc.

    ]Bt Broadband service status only known are currrently in Penrhydeudraeth, have you tried connecting your laptop via ethernet?

    If things are running slow you may have spyware or malware on your laptop . Try Firefox too and see if that makes a difference . Lots of free spyware programs about to try .

    Original Poster

    Paddy_o_furniture;3453938

    , have you tried connecting your laptop via ethernet?



    I think the ethernet is connected to the PS3 just now? OH is out so may have to wait for him to come home lol

    I'm on BT Internet wirelessly here and its no different to normal, but I dont use a BT Home Hub.

    Last time I had a problem, I completely powered down on my laptop and unplugged the router, left it for a minute or so and then powered up the router, waited a minute and then powered on the laptop and it sorted it. (or it might have been a coincidence and bt had a problem and then corrected itself)

    Banned

    we have to reboot our router several times with bt and we have a belkin -bt is slow on and off for some reason dont know why but we have been having problems for months

    logyon;3457616

    we have to reboot our router several times with bt and we have a belkin … we have to reboot our router several times with bt and we have a belkin -bt is slow on and off for some reason dont know why but we have been having problems for months



    i had a belkin router that did that before finally dying on me!!, the hassle of obtaining the warrenty repair, i ended up binning it and since i put in the home hub its been fine

    Aye try turning the router on and off.

    Are you using Zone Alarm by any chance?
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