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Standard User gastro2008
(member) Thu 22-Dec-11 08:09:34
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Hotmail problem


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Don't know if this is the right place or not,
This morning I tried getting my emails and I get a message "Web site blocked by NETGEAR Firewall"
This is the first time I have had such a message and wondered if anyone knows how to get back to my emails.
It was fine last night,

modem is Netgear DGN1000 (if it helps)

Thanks in advance

Edited by gastro2008 (Thu 22-Dec-11 08:10:55)

Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 22-Dec-11 08:46:53
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Re: Hotmail problem


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Someone has been playing with your Netgear router.

Log in to your router (enter 192.168.0.1 in your browser address bar and then enter your user name and password, default username = admin, password = password).

Look at the block sites menu for hotmail.
Standard User gastro2008
(member) Thu 22-Dec-11 11:00:39
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Re: Hotmail problem


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There is only me uses the router, already checked the block sites and nothing there.


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Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 22-Dec-11 11:43:13
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Re: Hotmail problem


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How odd. It sounds like the standard "I'm blocking a site" message from a Netgear router. I've no idea what else could be wrong.
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Thu 22-Dec-11 11:44:37
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Re: Hotmail problem


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How strong is your Hotmail password? With the advent of "cloud cracking", it needs to be very strong. However, this does seem to be locally generated. What does the browser address bar tell you? Resetting the router may be the answer.
Standard User gastro2008
(member) Thu 22-Dec-11 11:51:11
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Re: Hotmail problem


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SPyware checked , virus checked and nothing. Never seen it before till this morning
Rebooted router and reset to factory settings and still same, getting me mad now.


Sorted.....cleared cache and working fine now

Edited by gastro2008 (Thu 22-Dec-11 12:13:31)

Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 22-Dec-11 18:03:12
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Re: Hotmail problem


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That's one to try and remember!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 23-Dec-11 10:53:37
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Re: Hotmail problem


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If memory serves me right, this can happen when a partial DNS server reply is received by the router, it thinks something odd is going on, so gives you a blocked reply.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:16:38
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Re: Hotmail problem


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How does cloud cracking get round brute force protection?

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