07-09-2008 02:12 PM
My mother has just purchased NIS 2008 and installed it on her two machines. After installing, neither machine can connect to the internet (she is not running XP SP3).
In fact, the pc physically connected to the router cannot even access the router, the LAN icon claims that there is no connection, despite the router lighting up to indicate that they are connected. Uninstalling NIS immediately allows the pc to connect to the router and the internet.
Any suggestions would be welcomed.
07-09-2008 03:03 PM
She would not have had Zone Alarm on the machine and not removed it? It apears that a Windows update this week has broken Zone Alarm and it shows exactly those symptoms -- inability to connect to the internet.
If she did have Zone Alarm you could try uninstalling it but you might need to reinstall NIS2008 for safety.
07-10-2008 04:17 AM
I know NAV2007 uninstalled as part of the installation, but am not sure about any other firewalls. I certainly don't think ZoneAlarm was installed.
I didn't mention above, however I did try temporarily disabling the firewall to see if that was the cause of the issue (no joy).
Even more bizarrely, the machine which connects wirelessly is now able to connect to the router and internet successfully, but after re-installing NIS on the machine with the physical connection that just repeats the problem. A colleague suggested that Norton might be blocking all access pending a full system scan, which sounds plausible, so I've suggested doing that (over the protests that she already did that when prompted during the installation procedure!).
07-10-2008 09:54 AM
Yes, troubleshooting by remote is not easy <s>
Make sure security is not set to High anywhere -- in Norton or in Internet Explorer?
I have NISTime on my desktop to check and set the clock time on all my machines and it's invaluable to check internet connections because it is so fundemental in the way it works that if it does not connect then I know something is wrong with my system or the ISP!
Hang on and see if reinforcements appear!
07-10-2008 11:40 AM
07-10-2008 12:10 PM
07-14-2008 05:35 PM
Here's a good resource for troubleshooting this problem:
You may also want to briefly disable the firewall to see if it is really Norton Internet Security that is blocking the connection. Thanks!