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browser stops working

recently i was working on my windows xp system and my browser stopped responding to http requests.  this was very frustrating because it happened after working for a couple minutes right after a reboot (which i did a bunch of times trying to figure out what happened).

everything else worked fine on network, ping, telnet, nslookup, etc. browser access by name address failed for ie, firefox, chrome. after some digging and experimentation it turned out because i had turned off cisco vpn service (changed to manual start) this caused http traffic to fail. strangely https connections continued to work.

the fix was to make sure if you have cisco vpn service, leave it on automatic at the very least.

i didn’t get to root cause, tghough thought it may be of use to anyone looking for a fix.


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