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2 days ago i was talking on a chatbox and a person came in who said he can turn off our internet. So i said thats impossible and he said "you think i cant do it?" and "cya" then after i refreshed the page, the site was not responding. I Reset my modem and still same problem. Using windows xp and it sais that i am connected to the internet and it shows that i am receiving and sending packets.. but I still cant connect to a website.. It's been like this for 2 days now since the attack. I've tried everything i can, resetting my modem, reformatting my HD, contacting my Isp(every time i mentioned the possibility of an attack on my internet they changed the topic and just ignored me..). Notice that im using that same exact modem(internet) right now. The Isp guy said that the modem assigns a new different ip address for each computer u connect it to. Unfortunatly, neither they nor I can change the Ip on the computer after its been assigned. I'm 99.9% sure the problem has to do with the IP address on that computer whether its being Attacked or blocked or w/e. Please, I know this may sound impossible or a joke but im really fed up with this problem.. The computer im on now is my 8 year old dell pc. I need help!!!

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Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

  • Have you tried to do a system restore to before the problem occurred?
  • If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
  • For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
  • For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
  • For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
  • Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
  • If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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