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3CRWDR101A-75 - connects but can't browse web

 
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cgreenwood
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3CRWDR101A-75 - connects but can't browse web

Hi all,



I have just bought a 3com 3CRWDR101A-75 to replace the non-wireless router provided by my ISP.



The router connects to the ISP but I cannot browse any sites. The symptoms are

- Browser connects to sites but fails to download any data.

- Email client (Thunderbird) connects to the email provider but then fails to download new messages.

- Audio streaming (internet radio) works fine.

- Can connect to and use a VPN.

- Symptoms are identical in both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux.

- No problems with the old router.



I have updated the router's firmware to v1.10.00.A, to no effect.



Any suggestions would be much appreciated.



Thanks,

Chris



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cgreenwood
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Re: 3CRWDR101A-75 - connects but can't browse web

I've now discovered that after disabling the router's firewall, I am able to browse the web. I had thought that I had tried this before, but I suppose I must have set the firewall level to Low.



But obviously I'd rather not use a router without a firewall. My ISP are currently checking, but I fear that I might be stuck with a product I can't use - who will take responsibility when both the router and the internet connection work fine, but just not together?



Advice anyone?



Thanks,

Chris
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Techno
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Re: 3CRWDR101A-75 - connects but can't browse web

Try reducing the MTU size of your Connection. It should be in your internet Settings.



I agree, no good being without a firewall.



Hope this helps

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