Vista automatically blocks competitor web site

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by ThisOldMan, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. ThisOldMan

    ThisOldMan Guest

    I am running two computers 1) Vista Home Premium and 2) XP Home. Both
    computers run IE7 and Netscape browsers, both wired into the same network
    switch with hardware firewall.

    I'd been unable to register my Borland C++ Builder 2006 installation on (1),
    and ended up on phone support. With both computers side-by-side and trying
    with both browsers, (1) gave a network error, while (2) connected to
    www.codegear.com.

    On Vista, I added the address to the trusted site, disabled every security
    level I could find, disabled UAC, and could still not connect to the address.
    Borland emailed me the registration workaround which was to start an
    Administrative Command Prompt, and enter "netsh interface set tcp global
    autotuninglevel=disabled".

    Magically, I could register, and I could also access the web site via
    browser. Upon resetting the autotuninglevel=normal, attempting to reach the
    web site via browser again gave the network hardware error.

    I have search the MS documents and can't find a satisfactory explanation
    relating Vista-accessible controls to this netsh command, or what I might
    risk by leaving autotuninglevel disabled.

    I would appreciate some enlightenment on setting up Vista within Vista.
     
    ThisOldMan, Jan 31, 2008
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  2. ThisOldMan

    mikeyhsd Guest

    might try a google search.
    have heard of this several times but did not bookmark any site with the answers.
    google is too easy.







    I am running two computers 1) Vista Home Premium and 2) XP Home. Both
    computers run IE7 and Netscape browsers, both wired into the same network
    switch with hardware firewall.

    I'd been unable to register my Borland C++ Builder 2006 installation on (1),
    and ended up on phone support. With both computers side-by-side and trying
    with both browsers, (1) gave a network error, while (2) connected to
    www.codegear.com.

    On Vista, I added the address to the trusted site, disabled every security
    level I could find, disabled UAC, and could still not connect to the address.
    Borland emailed me the registration workaround which was to start an
    Administrative Command Prompt, and enter "netsh interface set tcp global
    autotuninglevel=disabled".

    Magically, I could register, and I could also access the web site via
    browser. Upon resetting the autotuninglevel=normal, attempting to reach the
    web site via browser again gave the network hardware error.

    I have search the MS documents and can't find a satisfactory explanation
    relating Vista-accessible controls to this netsh command, or what I might
    risk by leaving autotuninglevel disabled.

    I would appreciate some enlightenment on setting up Vista within Vista.
     
    mikeyhsd, Jan 31, 2008
    #2
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