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A friend of mine is facing a weird issue. He recently setup a Wireless router and is now unable to access HTTP sites. He is able to access sites over HTTPs.

What can be done to rectify this issue?

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What happens when he tries to access them? – David Schwartz Dec 27 '12 at 21:19

Check the router's firewall settings... Sounds like port 80 is being blocked.

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Thanks. This is NetGear's plug-and-play router with minimal config. Same prob when accessing through a tablet (WiFi). So can u share a few more pointers regarding the settings? (my friend says no antiviruses or other firewall settings prevent internet access) – AbhishekGirish Dec 27 '12 at 18:55
Provide the model number of the router and we can check the documentation on-line. The tablet rules out configuration on the PC. – Chris Nava Dec 27 '12 at 20:46

It sounds like the router has a setting that is blocking HTTP traffic. You say it's plug and play - this probably isn't the default. If it's easy to do try doing a factory reset. NetGear has many wireless routers, what model is it exactly? Without this information it's not possible to help more.

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