Why can't I download any updates?
Over the past few weeks I've been thinking that I could really do with a laptop for work. At the same time tiggothy
suggesting that our current laptop wasn't quick enough for her needs. After thinking about it a bit, I came to the conclusion that our current laptop would be fine for my work needs, but that there isn't currently a commercially available laptop that meets tiggothy
's requirements. Therefore
the business decided to build a new desktop to fill the gap in geeky provision created by me using the laptop for work.
So I've put together a shiny new desktop and taken the plunge by putting a copy of Windows Ultimate Fister on it. So far it all seems to be working pretty well - it handles a lot like XP, but with a large proportion of XP's annoyances ironed-out. I'm sure I'll find some things that bug me soon-enough though.
Anyways - I thought I'd check online for updates, and that's where my problems started. I can't access any Microsoft websites (so there's no hotmail, no msn messenger, and no updates). At first I thought it might be a something to do with the new machine, but I can't get to these sites from any of my machines - whichever OS they're running.
I'm left not knowing quite who to
notify about this problem. I don't think it's PlusNet
as their DNS servers are resolving the addresses (although the problem did start just after they reset my monthly usage counters). TraceRT seems to time out at around hop 13, at a Level3
server that (if it's name is to be believed) is located somewhere in San Jose...
Anyway - If anyone's got any suggestions let me know.