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09-Aug-2002, 11:05 AM #1
Detecting Proxy Settings
My explorer started loading pages very slowly today. When it first opens, it says detecting proxy settings at the bottom. I have DSL and have never really had it load pages this slow until today.
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10-Aug-2002, 12:48 AM #2
Contact your ISP's technical support!

I had the same trouble, restarting my computer, via the Start button, did the trick Every time.

In Control Panel; Internet Options; Connections tab, everything should be 'greyed out', Nothing in the Dial-up and virtual Private Network Settings box. In clicking the LAN Settings button, the Automatically detect settings box should be checked and all others cleared of check marks. Again, check with your ISP's technical support for more information but as I understand it you're on a LAN if you have DSL/ADSL.

Since you have DSL it's quick and a nice backup to get Netscape 6.2.3 from I've never had it do the detecting proxy settings thing, however I use Outlook Express for my e-mail client and leave both IE & OE as my default browser and email client -IE is much faster, since Outlook Express is vastly easier to block unwanted mail than Newtscape's pop mail feature is. I don't use any of Netscape's features like pop mail, instant messenging etc. I just use NS for browsing only in case I don't have time to restart my computer. The detecting proxy settings thing only happens when my DSL messes and needs restarted.

Be sure and have a firewall on your computer like Zone Alarm's newest free version!

Last edited by Styxx; 10-Aug-2002 at 01:12 AM..
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