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Service Pack 3 connection trouble

By Master Meng ·
i updated my win xp-pro with sp3 on july 7 and bang no internet connection...
Question: Is there a any setting that i need to change or anything else i should know about this update?
i looked for drivers for the nic, router, and modem, noting there just yet.

!!!!UPDATE!!!!
OK i checked the DNS and all the connection functions, no problem with them. it was the Firewall, ofcourse. seems that there is a change in sp3 that afects how all the DNS and Ports are assinged. so i got the update for the firewall and bang! it works.

thanks for your help, hope this helps anyone else that has problems with win xp SP3.

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See if this will help you out

by Jacky Howe In reply to Service Pack 3 connection ...

Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections, Network Connections, right click on Local Area Connection, highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click Properties, click on <i>Use the following DNS server addresses</i> and obtain from your ISP the DNS server addresses for the two boxes labelled <i>Preferred DNS server</i> and <i>Alternate DNS server.</i> Type in the IP Addresses, click OK and Close. Now try to connect to the internet.


Let us know how you get on.

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OK

by Jacky Howe In reply to Service Pack 3 connection ...

what was the firewall that had to be updated. XP's or an addon.

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Firewall

by Master Meng In reply to OK

The firewall was an add-on, called zonealarm.
seems that they updatd it soon after the patch. i wonder how may other programs this service pack effeted?

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Thanks for that

by Jacky Howe In reply to Firewall

I will add it to the list. It has caused a few problems for some people.

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