browser does not connect to web

By Joel Jacobson
Oct 10, 2007
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  1. Have a laptop connected via wireless router. Am on cable, use winxp, w/sp2. Always was able to connect, no problem. Also have Firefox installed. Can connect to web w/Firefox, but not ie7. Have uninstalled and reinstalled ie7 twice, to no avail. Router is fine, I know I'm connected, but why won't ie7 connect to web. i use both browsers. Can someone help me figure this out? Thank you.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    Using FF says your TCP+Wireless are just fine. Failure on IE suggests a firewall
    condition as SOME of them can not only control the traffic but also which
    specific applications are allowed to make ANY connection whatsoever.

    So; which firewall are you using?
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    Does sound like a firewall problem.

    But you downloaded the latest updates from microsoft for IE 7?

    Regards Jase :)
  4. Joel Jacobson

    Joel Jacobson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thank you both for the replies. Have been using the same firewall for yrs.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    that's great. Does it condition which applications have Internet access?

    You may have not (intentionally) restricted access, but it could have be set
    under the covers and thus IE will not run properly. A virus would love to
    disable IE to stop update.microsoft.com/ !
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