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      • #2277290 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Downloads have suddenly become extremely slow and incomplete for my emails (MS Office 2016 – Outlook).  The only information Windows 10Pro troubleshoot gives is:  “The device or resource (wpad.Home) is not set up to accept connections on port “The World Wide Web service (HTTP)”.  I have looked on the web and found very little information.  System has worked very well for the past couple of years, until this suddenly appeared.  There have been no additions or deletions in programs other than old emails and files (word & excel).  Suggestions appreciated.  Thank you.

        Jim Sullivan

      • #2277325 Reply

        This link will give you some insight as well as a remedy:

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      • #2277329 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        it is highly possible that is has to do with your wireless connection.

        Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
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      • #2277369 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hi @Jimsul, WPAD on a home network is not a normal situation.  Please would you give some more details on the network configuration at your end.  For instance are you running a Pi-Hole device or something more esoteric rather than a simple NAT via the ISP router.

        Also, you refer to Outlook.  Is your email via an exchange server or IMAP/POP3?

        This may help in finding what may be the issue.


      • #2277371 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Email account is a POP3 and internet connection is Ethernet (not wi-fi).  Single machine, hard wired to a C3000Z modem.  CenturyLink is service provider.

        • #2277375 Reply
          AskWoody Lounger

          Okay. thanks for that. There is nothing in your network that would need a WPAD configuration so disabling the feature as suggested should not make any difference.  Wired makes WiFi a non-consideration.

          A quick look and the Zyxel 3000z supports standard NAT and is not supposed to be acting as a proxy, so it’s not likely to be the cause.

          CenturyLink are known to have be doing DNS hijacking, although that is unlikely to be requiring a WPAD configuration for that.

          POP3 is not accessed via a HTTP stream, just straight packets to port 110 or 995 (normally).  WPAD is only used for routing connections via a proxy server (and mainly HTTP or HTTPS).

          Do you have any idea as to how fast your connection is running.  If not have you tried a speed test from an external site, say OOKLA, to check if it’s running really slow?

          Question?  What happens if you change the DNS servers from your ISP’s (or Modem’s) setting to say the ones, and/or  (the assumption is you are using IPv4).

          See what that happens, sorry nothing shows obviously as a problem. 🙁

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