I am a user in Australia and using an ISP called TPG. Everything was OK until two days ago. I have some websites hosted in the U.S. and I was no longer able to browse to these sites. I called TPG helpdesk and they got me to use a proxy server which is "proxy.cache.telstra.net port 3128" this fixed the browsing issue but still cannot FTP to my sites. I am using a "Total Commander" to FTP. I tried all possible configurations but no success. Also I cannot login to my router using IE if using the proxy server even when ticking "Bypass proxy for local IPs". This has really puzzled me. I need the FTP connection for my work.