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15-Feb-2007, 10:21 PM #1
Browswer not connecting to the internet
My IE is not going to a website. I know my machine has internet connection but when I open up a browser it will not go to a website. It says the Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. What could be wrong?
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16-Feb-2007, 11:06 AM #2
have you recently instaled IE 7?
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16-Feb-2007, 11:29 AM #3
If you have XP SP2 try this:

Start > Run: cmd and at the prompt type and enter:

netsh winsock reset catalog

then reboot.

If that doesn't work, and you haven't tried it, I would recommend doing a System Restore:

Start > run: msconfig > Launch System Restore and choose a date before this happened.

System Restore's can be "undone"
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16-Feb-2007, 06:23 PM #4
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have you recently instaled IE 7?
No it just started happening yesterday.
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16-Feb-2007, 06:23 PM #5
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If you have XP SP2 try this:

Start > Run: cmd and at the prompt type and enter:

netsh winsock reset catalog

then reboot.

If that doesn't work, and you haven't tried it, I would recommend doing a System Restore:

Start > run: msconfig > Launch System Restore and choose a date before this happened.

System Restore's can be "undone"
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16-Feb-2007, 06:37 PM #6
Try this:

Tools -> Internet Options ->Advanced ->Reset Internet Explorer Settings (Towards Bottom) -> Click Reset Button
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16-Feb-2007, 07:02 PM #7
If none of the above helps and you are running a firewall, just check to be sure that IE has not been restricted from net access.
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18-Apr-2007, 06:48 AM #8
Question Same issue in FireFox...
If some1 does figure out how to fix it, please tell me. I am going nuts because my wired connection cannot connect to certain websites for no apparent reason... but my laptop, connected to WAN, the same router, does not have any of these issues...

sites include (but are not limited to)
freetube.us.tc
anything I really want to go to generally doesnt work.

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18-Apr-2007, 08:05 AM #9
I had this problem with my dad's laptop.

Is it a wireless connection? If so do you have WEP encryption?

I have WEP encryption and it was connecting to the router and the internet but wasn't displaying pages because the encryption code was not correctly entered nor saved for some reason, now it works perfectly.

Hope this helps.
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18-Apr-2007, 12:10 PM #10
Question Wired connection...
No, the connection is wired directly into the router. My laptop is functioning absolutely perfectly on the WAN, but the wired computers have the problem. As for my dad's laptop, I have to find/start a whole new thread for that one!
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18-Apr-2007, 12:29 PM #11
Everybody has been telling me that winsockfix does not work after SP2 and yet I have tried it and it does work so try this:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html
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18-Apr-2007, 01:13 PM #12
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Everybody has been telling me that winsockfix does not work after SP2 and yet I have tried it and it does work so try this:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html
what is this winsockfix you speak of? what does it do? and lastly, what is it to PM somebody? I am very confused. I kinda like it.
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18-Apr-2007, 01:24 PM #13
The winsock fix rebuilds the browser registry entries, often corrupted in the removal of spyware or actually corrupted by spyware running in your system. It is a tiny program to renew your browser.
PM is not part of my answer to you, I think you caught "PM" from my signature. Private messages can be sent and received through most forums, and my signature there is a reminder to stop users from sending private messages asking for personal answers to forum topics, that I cannot give without sending them a bill if I answer them on a private level, because this is my living. Contributions to forums are done by pros and talented amateurs for the overall good of all posters, not meant to give the listing poster free tech support alone.
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18-Apr-2007, 04:39 PM #14
Alright, thanks for clearing that up. How can I download the winsockfix if I cant connect to the internet?

Or, if somebody could tell me where I can download the winsockfix from, I can just burn it to disc or flash drive it over. Obvious, but simple enough to work.

Any suggestions?
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18-Apr-2007, 07:59 PM #15
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Alright, thanks for clearing that up. How can I download the winsockfix if I cant connect to the internet?

Or, if somebody could tell me where I can download the winsockfix from, I can just burn it to disc or flash drive it over. Obvious, but simple enough to work.

Any suggestions?
The same url I gave you you reprinted in your first answer to me is still where you can download winsock fix.
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