[Resolved] IE Suddenly Can't Find the Internet (Server Not Found)

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Gnosisless

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Here's another IE6 related problem....

When I am surfing with multiple IE windows open, IE will occasionally lose contact with reality. New addresses entered or links clicked will produce a Server Not Found error. When one window does this, other windows may temporarily work for a while.

Refreshing the page does not work. Clicking Detect Network Settings does not work.

If I close the existing windows, new windows work normally (for a while).

I haven't been able to pin down anything I'm doing that could contribute to this; although I do use ZoneAlarm Pro, IE has full permission to access.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 
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Is this a cable connection and are you on a network?
If so, Open IE, go to tools, Internet option, connections, Lan settings. Check to make sure Auto detect settings, Use auto config script and Use proxy are NOT checked. These items should only be checked if you provider specificaly requested you check them.
I had this prob on my 2nd machine until I changed these settings.

Hope this helps
 

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Thanks, Rugrat!

I do have a cable modem, and I tried disabling Auto-Detect Network Settings.


So far (knock wood), that seems to have done the trick.

Odd that having an "automatic" feature would be less automatic than not.

Thanks again.
 

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Windows ME, Tony.

The problem seems to be fixed, thanks to Rugrat.

Apparently "Automatically Detect Network Settings" is enabled by default, as this PC had never been on a network until the cable modem was installed, and the cable guy didn't touch those settings.
 
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