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Solved: 403 Forbidden : Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Browntop2004, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. Browntop2004

    Browntop2004 Thread Starter

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    :confused:

    I am in the late stages of rebuilding an XP Home system for a friend.

    As I have a wireless ADSL connection I thought it would be a good idea to download all the Microsoft Updates that this machine now needs.

    However when I try to access ANY website using Internet Explorer V6 I am blocked and the following wording is displayed on the screen.

    403 Forbidden
    You were denied access because:
    Access denied by access control list.

    I have trawled the internet for information on this matter and found this : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316699

    However, I cannot believe that this is caused by a connection to my ISP because when I attempt to access the internet using Firefox, I have no problems until I try to download updates from Microsoft which insists on Internet Explorer being used.

    Therefore I can only think that this problem is to do with a setting somewhere in Internet Explorer.

    I have experienced this problem in the past on other machines and after a struggle managed to get it to work but not known how I have done it. This time though, it`s got me stumped.

    Anyone know a solution to this problem ?
     
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  3. Browntop2004

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    Thanks Unbidden but that winsock fix made no difference. (n)

    It`s strange, I just tried accessing the internet (using IE6) on a dial up connection and it worked fine.

    Looks as if it`s only a problem when I try to use IE6 on my wireless network.

    I`ve tried everything I can think of, I just can`t think of a solution to this.

    Anyone Know ? :confused:
     
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    has to be your wireless router. Underneath your router you should have a reset button get a pen nothing sharp and click on that button also if you have a cable/dsl modem repeat the samesteps.
     
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    Are you sure ?

    As I said it works fine with Firefox, the problem is only when accessing the Internet with Internet Explorer.

    Plus the router works fine with my own Computer.
     
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    sorry my own stupidy :eek: did not read entire post. The only thing I can think of is you have proxy setup in IE.

    open IE\tools\internet options\connections\lan settings\uncheck use a proxy
     
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    You are Brilliant !!! Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou.

    That worked like a dream !!

    I have been struggling with that for hours today and in the past.

    I am very grateful to you for your help and I am sure many others in the future will be for answering that question.

    Thankyou again
     
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