I'm a new user here, and i'm at my wit's end. Sorry, if this topic has already been covered.
I have an HP Pavilion notebook with Vista Home Premium 32bit. Since the first day, only Internet Explorer and Windows Mail can access the internet. Fortunately, i have a very good little proxy program, called Proxomitron. Through this, a good few more program can connect to the net, but web only. No ftp, no nothing else. And for many years (with previous Windowses) i was using ftp and other services a lot. For years i didn't need ftp, but now i do again. Unable to connect, that's the answer i get now. I bought this laptop years ago, and i thought, thats a bug in Vista. This theory was even confirmed, when an experienced computer expert said, it was so. But i've been surfing the web, and read, that a lot of people get along with Vista. Unfortunately i don't know anyone in my neighbourhood to have Vista and ask for help, and since i can't connect to irc, i thought i would ask for help here. Any help much appreciated!
My internet connection is wireless, but the antenna is connected via utp to my Realtek nic.
P.S: I tried my best to fix the problem, but i gave up over a year ago, so i don't remember what i tried.