I'm trying to figure out a network problem I've picked up on my work Windows XP laptop over the past week or two. Everything was working perfectly until recently.
When connected wirelessly to my home network, there are a few symptoms:
- I can access the Internet through IE (once I disable the corporate proxy). But when I try the same through FireFox, I get "The connection was reset". Looking in Firebug, all I see is a "Status" of "Aborted"
- When I ping a machine on my local network by name, it appears to attempt to resolve it within my company's domain. For example, if I ping machine "foo" I get "Pinging foo.acme", where "acme" is the company name. It then fails with "transmit failed, error code 1314". As a consequence, I can no longer access any machines on my home network
- Even if I ping google or another public website, I get error code 1314
Given that it's a work machine, any policy outside of my control could have changed. It also has McAfee installed which may be involved. The only thing I'm aware of that I actually changed recently was my domain password, but I'm not sure whether that's related to these issues.
I've googled error 1314 and the prevailing advice is to repair connections and reset winsock. I've tried this and restarted and the problem persists.
Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here?