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Hey guys,

So I've been using my HTC Desire HD as a wifi ap for a while, and never had any problem playing online games such as WoW with this connection.
Problem is, I haven't been able to play for a few days because WoW requires IE to be working and well, mine stop working for some reason.
I have no problem accessing any website via Firefox, but whenever I try to use IE8, for some reason, I get a "website found, waiting for reply..." message in the status bar then nothing, no website can be accessed. Whenever I try to ping google.com, I get a timed out error. All the meanwhile I can browse the web using Firefox or dl games on Steam, it's just IE8 and thus WoW that won't work.
I've searched for solutions both on WoW forums and google, but nothing I've tried fixed the issue.
I kinda don't want to format/reinstall Windows because I would hate having to redownload all my games on Steam and WoW (we're talking roughly 250GB here).

What I've tried:

- flushdns
- use google dns instead of the automatic settings
- ipconfig /release then /renew
- reset IE8 through Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset


If anybody has had this issue in the past and fixed it, or if anybody has an idea worth trying, please do tell.
Edited by eXe.Lilith - 3/12/11 at 10:38pm
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What EXACTLY is the problem?
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The problem is IE8 won't load any website. For what reason I don't know, it just won't. From there come the consequence of me not being able to play online atm, but that's just a consequence.
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Originally Posted by eXe.Lilith View Post
The problem is IE8 won't load any website. For what reason I don't know, it just won't. From there come the consequence of me not being able to play online atm, but that's just a consequence.
Funny, I've been playing WoW for two years without IE.

Anyway, if IE won't load websites, that's a different problem than what you said at first. Have you checked its Internet Options for anything obviously amiss?
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Run HijackThis and see if you have any weird registry entries for Internet Explorer
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Funny, I've been playing WoW for two years without IE.

Anyway, if IE won't load websites, that's a different problem than what you said at first. Have you checked its Internet Options for anything obviously amiss?
Technically you don't "need" IE to play WoW, but if for some reason your IE is screwed up, you'll get a "Launcher cannot obtain patching information, please check your internet connection" error and won't be able to play

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3
Run HijackThis and see if you have any weird registry entries for Internet Explorer
Could post the log, but basically there were no weird keys for IE.


Any other ideas?
Edited by eXe.Lilith - 3/11/11 at 10:40pm
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Why not update the IE?
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Why not update the IE?
Somehow I suspect the next thing will be: "Windows Update is broken too!"

If that's the case, it will at least give an error number that can be searched for.
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Somehow I suspect the next thing will be: "Windows Update is broken too!"

If that's the case, it will at least give an error number that can be searched for.
Well you're right, Windows Update just tries to download updates forever but nothing is ever dl'ed.
No error message or anything to search for...
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