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Internet won't browse in second session, but I can ping out

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by williamc, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. williamc

    williamc Thread Starter

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    My friends office is having a strange problem. When they attempt to open a second IE 7 session, the browser will sit at the loading page. The other IE session will be fully functional, but this one won't work. I can ping out, and browse with the other session. I thought it was only on one computer, but the problem is the entire office. They are connected wireless to their AP. I swapped the AP and they are still experiencing the problem.

    Opening a new tab works fine too. I know the short term solution is just to open new tabs and not new windows, but I'd like to fix this for them. The new window will show in the task bar, "Opening 74.x.x.x", the IP for google.com. Ideas?

    William
     
  2. Rollin_Again

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    That sounds strange indeed! Try disabling all add-ins or running the browswer in safe mode to see if the problem persists.

    START >> RUN >> IEXPLORE -EXTOFF

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
  3. zabusant

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    Hi!

    Well, if it's affecting the entire network and it's not the AP, it might be a strange software conflict all the PCs share. I suggest you try and temporarily disable any firewall/anti-malware programs (or try running IE in safemode with networking). You can ping google, but maybe there's a strange restriction to IE that has been setup in the firewall, although I can't imagine how. :)

    If it's an option, remove the AP and connect only one PC to modem to rule that out.

    Try connecting a computer with no problems with openning two IE sessions otherwise to the wireless network (maybe a personal laptop?).

    At least maybe you can narrow down the source of the problem this way. :)
     
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