Thursday, February 4, 2010

Because of Fiddler I could not browse the web after a power failure.

I was in the middle of debugging my network traffic with Fiddler when there was a power “hiccup” and my computer rebooted.

When I came back up, I opened an Internet Explorer window and could not reach any web address. I could “ping” but when I tried to browse to “” IE kept sending me back to “http:///”

I’ve learned recently the fiddler makes strong usage of a local proxy. I stared up fiddler again, and did a clean shutdown of the app. After this I was able to browse the web again.

Interesting experience I thought I would share it.

Now it’s time to get an Uninterrupted Power Supply.


  1. Thanks for sharing the tip, Justin - hopefully I'll never have to use it, but if I do now I now.

    And I really need to get a UPS, too :(