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TOPIC: Cookies problem within a LinkSys router

Cookies problem within a LinkSys router 15 years 5 months ago #367

I'm currently a networking student out in Michigan and I'm having a problem that's stumped even my own teacher. Perhaps someone can help me. It's not a big deal but it's a hassle to my father. We've got two computers networked, his is running on 98. His cookies are enabled but any site that requires the fact that they're enabled, sees them as not. Is there anyway to solve this? Has anyone had a similar problem? I'm thinking I might be able to fix it with Port Forwarding but I'm not sure how.
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Cookies problem within a LinkSys router 15 years 5 months ago #368

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Assuming your father is using IE, try updating to the latest available version ... you will be amazing the problems it will fix .. and introduce [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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Cookies problem within a LinkSys router 15 years 5 months ago #369

I can't believe I didn't think of that...
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Cookies problem within a LinkSys router 15 years 5 months ago #370

Sarcasm is not well received [img]images/smiles/icon_razz.gif

Cookies problem within a LinkSys router 15 years 5 months ago #371

Actually, I was making fun of myself because I actually didn't think of that. Guess typing can be taken the wrong way sometimes. Either way.. it didn't help [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif
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Re: Cookies problem within a LinkSys router 14 years 11 months ago #748

I don't see the connection with cookies and the router... if traffic is reaching his machine, then the cookies should be working as well...
As a networking student are you sure you aren't overlooking something non-network related ;) if he uses some sort of personal firewall, they usually can block cookies (i know zonealarm with web filtering does).

Perhaps you could sniff the traffic going back and forth and you might see something that is the problem..

alternatively, try this.. find a machine that you know is accepting cookies, and plug your dad's network connection into it.. see what happens..

I've heard of some straight through cable vendors implementing the new RFC-9999 cookie filtering right in the physical cable !! :) just kidding.

Post your results, this is an interesting problem.

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Sahir.
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