Windows 7 Proficient?

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    Jun 02, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    My DELL laptop is less that 6 months old running Windows 7.

    I run a wireless network connection at home and have no problems at all. Accordingly, when I connect to my office network - there are no problems at all.

    However, I began to travel recently, and, each time I connect in a hotel room, 2 issues occurs:

    1) Internet: I connect to the hotel network via wired or wireless. Then, after 5-10 minutes, the "blue screen" appears citing memory and download issues.

    2) Microsoft Outlook: during the "send/receive" function, Outlook will receive messages but will not send messages.

    The laptop has Zone Alarm & AVG. The laptop is 100% clean (i.e. no viruses, etc.)

    Can anyone help me with these matters?

    Thanks!
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    Jun 02, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    I've ALWAYS had trouble running Zone Alarm with AVG.
    Not sure if that's your trouble, but you could stop one temporarily for troubleshooting.
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    Jun 03, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    B787 saidMy DELL laptop is less that 6 months old running Windows 7.

    I run a wireless network connection at home and have no problems at all. Accordingly, when I connect to my office network - there are no problems at all.

    However, I began to travel recently, and, each time I connect in a hotel room, 2 issues occurs:

    1) Internet: I connect to the hotel network via wired or wireless. Then, after 5-10 minutes, the "blue screen" appears citing memory and download issues.

    2) Microsoft Outlook: during the "send/receive" function, Outlook will receive messages but will not send messages.

    The laptop has Zone Alarm & AVG. The laptop is 100% clean (i.e. no viruses, etc.)

    Can anyone help me with these matters?

    Thanks, Ron.




    You would have to add the new network to zone alarm trusted zones. also if you installed zone alarm firewall and antivirus you are running 2 antiv at same time which can seriously slow your pc down. avg manages to be memory hog on it's own without any other programs
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    Jun 03, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Dump AVG and install Microsoft Security Essentials. Zone Alarm is ok, but it's more trouble than it's worth. I only use it on my XP desktop to prevent certain applications from "phoning home". On my Windows 7 laptop, I just use Windows Firewall.

    Anyways..

    1) If you're getting a blue screen, it sounds like a driver issue. You might want to check the Dell website or the wifi card maker's website for newer drivers.

    2) Most ISP's, hotels, internet cafes, etc are blocking Port 25 access. This is the port that most email programs (Outlook, Entourage, Thunderbird, etc) use to send mail. It's also the port that spammers use to send out junk mail. Next time, ask the concierge if they are blocking Port 25. If yes, they might have an alternate port for you to use.
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    Jun 03, 2010 6:30 AM GMT

    I appreciate all your suggestions.

    I'll give each serious consideration and see where it leads me!

    :r: