Unable to connect to internet with Windows 10

Message boards : Questions and problems : Unable to connect to internet with Windows 10
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
wxbear73

Send message
Joined: 31 Mar 22
Posts: 1
Message 107663 - Posted: 31 Mar 2022, 5:40:02 UTC

I don't have any firewalls running but no matter what I do, BOINC Manager keeps telling me
Notice from BOINC
BOINC can't access Internet - check network connection or proxy configuration.

I have no idea what is wrong. I tried deleting everything, including Program Data and doing fresh installs. I tried turning the service off and back on. BOINC Manager shows "Connected to local host (7.16.20) and the service shows running in Task Manager.

Any ideas on what might be wrong? I can't add projects or transmit data because the program is not connecting to the internet apparently.
ID: 107663 · Report as offensive
robsmith
Volunteer tester
Help desk expert

Send message
Joined: 25 May 09
Posts: 1287
United Kingdom
Message 107665 - Posted: 31 Mar 2022, 7:18:12 UTC - in response to Message 107663.  
Last modified: 31 Mar 2022, 8:08:13 UTC

Check your Windows Defender and any firewall you have and make sure that BOINC is allowed to communicate with through them to (and from) the internet.

[Edit to add - while you don't have any additional firewalls Windows Defender does have a very rudimentary one built in, and that can be a grade one pain to set up properly]
ID: 107665 · Report as offensive

Message boards : Questions and problems : Unable to connect to internet with Windows 10

Copyright © 2024 University of California.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.