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    Cannot Connect To Internet (WinXP with SP2)

    Hello, I am at a complete loss.

    Two of my machines have lost their ability to connect to the internet.

    I have a network of 5 computers. All of the machines are running with Windows XP Professional. Three machines have XP SP1 and two machines have XP SP2. The two machines with SP2 are both running Windows Security Center (including Firewall).
    The SP2 machines were upgraded at different times (one in early December 2004 and one in late January 2005).

    The SP2 machines cannot access the internet now. All SP1 machines can.
    The SP2 machines can access our network and view the other computers.

    I have tried everything I can think of, including restore points to pre-SP2. Nothing seems to work.

    I don

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    Re: Cannot Connect To Internet (WinXP with SP2)

    Do the SP2 machines also have another firewall besides the MS one?
    I would try to disable the firewall (s) temporarily and try to accces the net.

    Windows update has had a few updates since coming out with the original issue but I don't think they would install if that's the way you have WU set.
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    Re: Cannot Connect To Internet (WinXP with SP2)

    Yes, the network is protected by a hardware firewall. I have disabled Windows Firewall and rebooted, I am still unable to access the internet on the SP2 computers.

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    Re: Cannot Connect To Internet (WinXP with SP2)

    It's likely that you need to reconfigure the hardware firewall to get it to work and play with the SP2 machines. Check the settings on the SP 2 machines and then compare them to the SP1 setups and see if the SP2 systems have changed anything in the way they access the internet through the firewall. If not check the firewall manufacturer's website to see if there are any special instructions for SP2.
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