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No internet connection w/new Java install

Jon Chase
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 14, 2004
Posts: 7
This isn't so much a programming question, but stay with me...
I uninstalled the SDK on my laptop, reinstalled (j2sdk 1.4.2), and now my Java programs can no longer connect to the internet! What's more, I can't even establish a connection with the debugger (in Eclipse, for example).
What's up with this?!
Something that might matter (although I doubt it), is that I'm on a laptop (WinXP) with wireless access. I am not behind a proxy.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Jon
Dirk Schreckmann
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Do you have installed any personal firewall software, such as ZoneAlarm?


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Mark Vedder
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
Posts: 624

In the same vein as what Dirk is saying, also check Win XP's built in "Internet Connection Firewall" settings. Search Windows' help for "Firewall" for info.
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[ February 15, 2004: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]
Jon Chase
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 14, 2004
Posts: 7
I've checked and double checked the firewall issue - but no luck - I haven't installed one and I've made sure that the WinXP firewall isn't running.
What I think is interesting is that I haven't even messed with my internet settings since reinstalling Java. The only thing I have done is uninstall and then reinstall Java - that's why this is so puzzling!!!
Any more advice?
Dirk Schreckmann
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Can you use a Java app to connect to a service running on the localhost.
 
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