Https connections fail after June Security updates (BlueTooth Patc

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by SecurityGirl, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. SecurityGirl

    SecurityGirl Guest

    I'm at the end of my rope. I've been using my Dell Inspiron 9300 (XPSP2) for
    nearly 3 years without incident. The only change ever made to the laptop is
    that which autoupdate delivers- as I call, the "monthly visitor".
    After the June Security updates, I lose HTTP connections after about 10 mins
    (rebooting brings it back)
    Https and FTP still work.
    I can ping external- such as
    MSN Messenger still works.
    Network Monitor shows only that the remote server "resets" or refuses the

    I am running over a HNS Directway satellite connection. If I dial up over my
    modem to PeoplePC, AND vpn into my corp network, then the problem does not
    display itself. (Cisco Vpn Client)

    It does not make a difference if I run over my wireless router, or plug the
    cable into my laptop. It also doesn't make a difference if I drive to
    starbucks, and attempt to get online via their TMobile hotspot. Same results.

    Running in Safe Mode w/Networking does not display the problem.
    System restore to checkpoint earlier than updates fails.

    Have run every scan known to mankind- turned off Windows Firewall, Disabled
    my Symantec Antivirus and nothing helps.

    I've also reset the tcp/ip stack using netsh winsock reset- twice.

    The problem began after the first automatic download of June updates. I
    suspected KB951376 to be the problem, as it was the only patch (BlueTooth)
    that seemed like it could affect my networking. I removed this update, and
    eventually ALL of the June updates. The problem went away, then returned.
    I went away for the weekend, came back- and autoupdate had lovingly
    reinstalled all of the updates for me. My computer restarted on its own
    accord, and I was working fine for the rest of the week. Not one to dismiss a
    stroke of good luck, I went merrily on my way.
    The problem returned on Friday. A check of installed updates showed that the
    KB in question was back- only in a V2.
    Removed V2, but the problem persisted.
    Checked the registry, and found the KB was still installed- Looked again,
    and noticed that V2 didn't replace the original KP951376, and it was
    installed as well.
    Removed it.
    The problem still exists.

    In summary- No http. Yes https. Yes FTP. Yes Ping. Yes Telnet.

    Can anyone offer some advice?
    SecurityGirl, Jun 24, 2008
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