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answered Running ubuntu in virtualbox, low screen resolution/dimensions
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answered Unable to mount DVDs on Gentoo
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comment Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
If you didn't have 3 computers that all started doing this, I might blame it on broken firewall software. If the problem is on your ISPs end the next steps I would do would be to run a traceroute (tracert in windows) to each of the sites, save the output from each, then compare the ones that work to the ones that don't work. If your ISP is having a peering issue, you might spot a pattern. Traceroute can be kind of flaky with firewalls these days, so it isn't as good of a troubleshooting tool as it once was.
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comment Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
ah, I just updated my answer with more things to try next.. this is looking more and more like a problem with your ISP, maybe they are having a major peering issue with some networks... The important thing to note is that the INITIAL connection is failing, not the downloading of content. it appears your machines are unable to even complete the tcp 3 way handshake, which is a problem at a much lower level. When you tried to telnet to sourceforce.net on port 80, did you get the error message right away, or after about 10 seconds?
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revised Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
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answered Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
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comment Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
It could be a DNS problem, but the way you determine that is by testing DNS, not by randomly changing to another DNS provider.
Mar
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answered Unable to copy and paste (or cut and paste) photos already reduced in size from Word document into an email
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revised Unable to copy and paste (or cut and paste) photos already reduced in size from Word document into an email
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comment Can I, and how do I, remove older versions of the kernel in Ubuntu?
the question was about ubuntu.
Mar
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answered Can I, and how do I, remove older versions of the kernel in Ubuntu?
Mar
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answered How to get source with apt-get source in Ubuntu?
Mar
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answered What is the best way to allow a user to write to the /var/www directory?
Mar
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comment Why does my ethernet connection keep re-connecting, only with Windows?
renewing a DHCP lease does not cause any sort of disconnection.
Mar
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comment Connecting a ADSL router to a wireless router. What am I doing wrong?
The instructions are wrong, step 3 should be to connect the 2 routers lan port to lan port, not lan port to internet port.
Mar
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comment Connecting a ADSL router to a wireless router. What am I doing wrong?
no, this is wrong. you had the step 3 in your original instructions backwards. superuser.com/questions/116255/… has it right, you need to connect them lan-to-lan. This is why you disable the 2nd dhcp server first.
Mar
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answered Lossless video editing on Linux?
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comment Can software break hardware?
Software can break hardware. Drivers can accidentally overwrite firmware rendering certain devices useless.
Mar
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comment Lost shell password: change user password from root
no, don't, unless you know how to fix it when you break things. the passwd command exists for a reason.