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Cant access any of my usual sites where I have to log in.....

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Trix11 Sun 20-Jul-08 13:34:18

Last night I deleted some files (that I thought I don't need or use) from the control panel. I thought it might speed up my connection a bit but now I cant access anything that I need to log into ie banking or facebook or ebay. Can anyone help ??

Trix11 Sun 20-Jul-08 16:30:05

Can anyone advise on this please?

MrCSWS Sun 20-Jul-08 16:34:04

a few questions.

1. what files did you delete and how did you delete them (are they in the recycle bin)
2. what browser are you using

StealthPolarBear Sun 20-Jul-08 16:44:11

Does it say anything about you having cookies disabled? Have you changed your IE security settings (assuming uoi're using IE)
You're obviously logged into MN so that's the main thing!!

Trix11 Sun 20-Jul-08 22:35:12

I dont know what files just ones that I thought I did not need/use blush

I use Firefox - is that the browser?

I have not changed any security settings.

This is the message I get after I try to log in anywhere:

Unable to connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

MrCSWS Sun 20-Jul-08 22:36:46

Do you have IE on the machine, what happens when you use that

Trix11 Sun 20-Jul-08 22:41:59

What is IE - How will I know if I have it?

Trix11 Sun 20-Jul-08 22:55:50

I dont know what I have done now but its working again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone know how I could possibly speed up my connections?

nannynick Mon 21-Jul-08 08:11:21

Line speed is often the key. If you are in a cabled area (Virgin Media) then that is probably going to give you the fastest connection.

Is speed important though? I've recently dropped speed by changing from fixed-line to mobile. Mumsnet is still fine. Reduced speed affects things like BBC Iplayer, which still works occasionally but does pause to rebuffer video quite often. software can help clear up your machine. BUT it will also delete cookies, used to store passwords. So you need to look at the options before using it. Suggest you get someone IT knowledgeable to configure it for you.

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