I know this is more of a computer related problem but I've tried posting at Tech Guy support and haven't been able to solve the problem so I'm hoping someone here can help me out.
Up until yesterday I was a happy surfer, never had a problem with accessing Yahoo and its email services. That has now changed.
For some reason when I access Yahoo now I do not receive the gif images at the top of the page anymore, their pathway is always to the same place. It is not just Yahoo, it is also Altavista and Alltheweb as well that have paths to the same server.
I use XP on this machine and have both Internet Explorer and Firefox, neither of which visualizes the images stemming from the above. When I try going directly to the image I get a message in Firefox "connection refused".
I have 2 other machines here at home, both of which have no problem, they are using ME. I've checked with some colleagues who have XP and no one else has this problem.
I've also tried System Restore but that changes nothing.
Could it be that the above website is somehow refusing to allow me to connect for some reason?
Could it have something to do with my local IP address on this machine?
When I use the "ipconfig" command in the dos window I see this machine has a local IP of 10.0.0.32 while the others have different IPs (33 and 37).
I'd like to test if it's the IP address that is being refused, does anyone know how I can manually changed my IP address?
Any ideas? I can't access my Yahoo mail account on this machine and it's getting frustrating!
[edited by: engine at 11:27 am (utc) on Mar. 9, 2005]
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