We have 3 PC's in a network of 25 that all have the same symptom.
They quickly display pages with HTTPS but not HTTP....they bring up none or only some of the page. Takes 30 seconds to bring up google.com. but https://google.com
comes up immediately.
We have a company that handles our gateway (Cisco 5505 ata) and our DNS goes through them. They have a filter called Websense that when they take it down it goes right through however they have 500 other banks that don't have this problem.
removed virus protection, taken down firewall, installed another NIC, tested cable, moved PC to another location, changed IP addresses, Tried the same IP address in another PC, changed switch ports, removed 2 - 24 port switches & replaced with 1 48 port, turned firewall off, removed all virus protection, turned off all start ups....
The company that our data passes through has tried many things on their end.
They asked me:
Are there other XP machines that work? - Yes
Does the IP work in another PC? - yes
Does booting up in safe mode work? yes
So after safe mode one of the PC's seems responsive on http but not the others.
Thank you for your replies.