Assumption: My internet connection at my dormitory is being blocked by McAfee's firewall.
How I know: The internet connection works perfectly as long as McAfee's firewall is turned off.
What I have done so far to fix the problem:
1) I ran the Virtual Technician and got no error results.
2) I searched through the FAQ section of this website and found several solutions such as directly opening a port through the firewall to the internet, allowing all internet browsing programs through the firewall, reseting ALL of the firewall customization options, and several other miscellanous options that dealt with changing settings within the firewall. I performed each of the suggested solutions and it did not resolve the problem.
3) I reset the connection several times, restarted my laptop, and set up the connection as a "Home" network, allowing all privileges to the connection. None of my attempts resolved the problem.
4) I uninstalled and reinstalled McAfee, but the firewall was still blocking the internet connection.
*Edit* Uninstalled and reinstalled a second time via the MCPR with no luck.
5) I searced these forums for similar problems, and found several posts, none with direct answers.
6) I finally attempted to simply use Window's firewall and patiently wait for an update to hopefully solve the issue only to find that McAfee is "managing" Windows firewall and I cannot do anything with it.
Miscellanous information about the issue:
The internet connection with the firewall on will seldomly and randomly start working for anywhere from one (1) to five (5) minutes before stopping.
The internect connection in my dormitory is a Local Area Network (LAN) connection using an ethernet cable. There are no issues with the physical connection or ethernet cable.
My laptop is currently running Windows 7 Professional.
There are no specific error messages given besides the common "Cannot connect to the server at ...." when browsing.
As I previously stated, I have read several forum posts like this one and none (0) of them ever received a resolution before they were marked as "possibly answered."
Is there an immediate solution to this problem?
If not, is McAfee planning to release a software update that will fix the problem?
Edited by Squeakurs on 9/16/10 7:33:51 PM CDT