Capture.bin: Recommened analysis tools.

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  1. Close_Hauled

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    Capture.bin: Recommend analysis tools.

    I am trying to analyze a problem with my PC not being able to access another online forum (forum.americasarmy.com). I used Port Explorer to capture the packets. Are there any good, inexpensive, analyzers that can diagnose the problem.

    If you are curious as to what my other forum problem is, click on this;

    http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?p=538420#538420

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    Hmm.. well if the IP is in the forums banlist nothing in the packet logs will show anything, its purely server side

    The best thing you can do is hope they unban your IP / IP range after you ask about it :)
     
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    Gavin;

    Thanks for responding even though this is not the forum for my America's Army problem.

    I have a new point to point wireless service that equivalent to a T1 to my ISP. I have been using it since November. My IP address is dynamically assigned. My antenna is CAT6 connected directly to my PC. The forum works on my laptop using the same connection. One night the forum was working. The next morning it was not. I did not change the system in any way.

    I need to upgrade my license of Port Explerer to run it on my laptop. I am going to capture the IE packets and compare them to my home PC. My home PC's CAPTURE.BIN file is 150 packets long.

    My problem is that I am not an HTTP expert. I need some help interpreting what is going on.
     
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    Understood.. have you cleared your cookies ?
    Delete the temp internet cache as well, temp folders
    And check what proxy the browser is using if any !
    Then check the HOSTS file (which shouldnt be the problem)

    We'll help where possible, just send the captures to support

    It could still be a forum issue, ask the admins there too :)
     
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    Gavin;

    Thanks for responding. Tried all the obvious stuff. Even tried a different browser, Mozilla Firefox v0.8. I am going to try Opera tonight.

    I updated the other forum last night with more details about my problem and system setup. In there I mention what I found so far using Port Explorer:

    http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?t=42443

    I have a single license for Port Explorer. I need to upgrade so that I can install it on my laptop. What is the "Roving" license?

    I am also going to look at two HTTP analysis tools called HTTPLook and HttpDetect;

    http://www.httpsniffer.com/features.htm
    http://www.effetech.com/sniffer/

    Has anyone ever used these before? Do you recommend one over the other?

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    Hi, Close_Hauled

    Hope this is what you wanted to Know.
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    Thanks TheQuest;

    That is what I was thinking. I looked on the DiamondCS site and clicked on the "Roving" license link, but it gave me the standard license agreement. Roving is exactly what I need.

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    My problem mysteriously fixed itself. I have no idea what fixed it. I turned on my home PC, went to the forum, and I was able to log in! I was so looking forward to solving this problem.

    I do want to look more closely at the two tools that I found. Hopefully they will be excelent compliments to Port Explorer.

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