D-link router DI624C, HP Pavillion Laptop, Windows XP, can connect to Firefox, not Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Ritter197, Apr 5, 2007.

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    Ritter197 Guest

    On the wireless (built-in) of the HP Pavillion laptop I can access Firefox
    and Newsgroups, but not IE.

    It says on the latter:

    Web page cannot be displayed.

    What can cause this?
    Ritter197, Apr 5, 2007
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  2. It's caused by Microsoft, George W. Bush, and invading aliens in space

    IE6 or IE7?
    IE6 -> File -> Uncheck "work offline"
    Jeff Liebermann, Apr 5, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    AH, now I understand. Aliens!!!

    BTW It's IE and "Work off line" is NOT checked. That's not it. Sorry to say.
    Ritter197, Apr 5, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    Turn off proxy settings.

    John Navas, Apr 5, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    John, can you pls be specific? Where do I turn that off?
    Ritter197, Apr 5, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    John, if you mean at the LAN settings, it is NOT checked there, so it is
    turned off.
    Ritter197, Apr 5, 2007
  7. Look for crop circles on the lawn. My computers go nuts every time
    that happens.
    Let's try again....IE comes in version 5, 6, and 7. Which IE do you
    have? The bugs, glitches, configuration problems, and screwups are
    different for each version.

    Answering for John:
    Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings
    Uncheck everything unless you really are using a proxy server.

    If that doesn't work, and you happen to have IE7, try:
    Tools -> Diagnose Connection Problems

    If that doesn't work, check the program settings for IE5, 6, or 7 in
    the 3rd party personal firewall you might have installed. If you had
    one installed and uninstalled it later, make sure it's really
    uninstalled by check the running programs for anything the belonged to
    the firewall program. If you're clueless as to the names, download
    the clean uninstall program from the manufacturers web pile.

    If that doesn't work, we're back to the aliens.
    Jeff Liebermann, Apr 5, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    Thanks jeff. I never knew you were so superstitious, but then maybe you had
    really experiences with Aliens, who knows?

    It is version IE 6.0 that I have.

    Work of-line is NOT checked.
    Ritter197, Apr 6, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings
    John Navas, Apr 6, 2007
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    Colin Guest

    I had the same thing happen to me several times. It was obviously an IE strangeness since Firefox, Email
    and Newsgroups worked fine. I looked for answers everywhere, including asking Microsoft support. No
    solution – all the normal advice did not work and the Microsoft advisor (including the supervisor) were
    stumped. I ended up restoring the system to the state before this problem. I still have no idea what
    causes this to happen from time to time.
    Colin, Apr 6, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    But when did you KNOW that both IE6.x or 7.x worked AND E-mails and
    Newsgroups and Firefox?
    Ritter197, Apr 6, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    FWIW, I've never had it happen to me.
    John Navas, Apr 6, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    John, I appreciate also the various links and I have looked at them. But I
    have NO problems with WI-FI itself (which is what these links address
    mainly), but that IE6.X does not work, yet Firefox, E-mail and Newsgroups
    Ritter197, Apr 6, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    Which means that it's almost certainly a system and/or IE problem, not a
    wireless networking problem. Have you tried repairing/reinstalling IE?
    John Navas, Apr 6, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    No, I shall try to repair IE now. Thanks, I did not think of that before.
    Ritter197, Apr 6, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    I want to give you all the answer to my baffling problem.

    IE6.X only INSISTED to be the DEFAULT Browser and then all things worked.

    Now IE 6.X and Firefox both work.

    Hard to believe that MS is so persistent!
    Ritter197, Apr 7, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    IE isn't my default browser, and again, I don't even see that problem.
    Perhaps something else got fixed in your configuration when you made IE
    the default. You could check that by making Firefox the default (as I
    have) and seeing if problems with IE reappear.
    John Navas, Apr 7, 2007
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