Newbie Question - Linksys WRT54G - Can't connect to Hotmail or AOL Mail

I have a desktop running Windows XP Pro connected by cable to my
Linksys WRT54G router.
I have another desktop running Windows 98SE connected wireless via a
Linksys WUSB54G adapter.
After many false starts I finally got both to work.
I can connect to almost all web sites that I use but I can't connect
to Hotmail, or AOL Mail, or Wikipedia, or Hartford Courant news.
If I bypass the rtouter and connect directly to the DSL modem, I can
connect to all of them.
Has anybody ever seen this problem?
I'm running Symantec Internet Security on both desktops.
I've turned off the Windows firewall.
I have the linksys firewall enabled.
I'm baffled, which is not new because I was baffled for two days until
I got the router and adapter to cooperate.
Shelly
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shellyw
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snipped-for-privacy@snet.net wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
Well, turn that off and see what happens since the machines are behind the router.
Duane :)
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Duane Arnold
I've tried turning off Symantec Internet Secuirty. No change. Shelly
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shellyw
snipped-for-privacy@snet.net wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
I know I read a post where the router was re-flashed with the current firmware and that corrected a similar problem like you're having. Have you done that?
Duane :)
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Duane Arnold
No, I haven't. I'm using the original firmware. I'll go to the linksys site and get the latest version.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Shelly
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shellyw
snipped-for-privacy@snet.net wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
NO not get the latest version but flash the device by downloading and using the current version of the firmware that's on the device. But if a newer version corrects the problem, then by all means use it.
Duane :)

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Duane Arnold
Duane, Thank you very much. Your suggestion did it. It was a firmware problem I downloaded version 3.01.3 and upgraded to it. Now everything works! After three days of struggle, it's a great feeling to see it all working.
Shelly PS. Another newbie question. I couldn't figure out what version of the firmware I had. How would I do that? Vocabulary question: What does "flash the device" mean? I assumed it meant install the firmware. Is that correct?
Thanks again. I'm delighted.
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shellyw
Go into the router setup and click on "status". It will give you the firmware version and other info. You are correct on the Flash.
Dave G
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Dave G
You are welcome and I see someone else answered your questions.
Duane :)
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Duane Arnold

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