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Windows XP IE can't view webpages

By beerabuser30
Sep 26, 2010
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  1. I am working on a neighbors computer network. I am back at my house so I don't have all of the information. They have a network with one laptop, one desktop and the router is a basic netgear. The laptop can connect through wireless with no problems and browse the internet. The desktop is the problem. It is using XP I can get on aim, and I can ping yahoo on the desktop but I can't browse the internet. So there aren't cable problems or anything like that. When I open IE it says can not connect. I ran the diagnostic and there were a few errors. The warning said https and http error 12029 the connection with server can not be established. The ftp one did connect okay though. When I open IE it brings up the log in through dial up box but they are using broadband. If I can ping yahoo and sign into aim I must have connection, I think it is something simple in settings that I have just overlooked. Any ideas?
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

  3. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    Thanks for the fast response. I tried that when I was there. I should also add that I recently installed a new NIC card.
     
  4. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Delete the Dial up connection in Internet Options/Connections.
    Check the LAN settings while you're there.
     
  5. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Aye, definitely delete the dial-up connection in the Internet Options/ Connections.

    Also, I would go into your network control panel and disable the dial-up modem entirely. If that still doesn't work, then I would release and renew your IP via good ole command prompt.
     
  6. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    Thanks for the help, I'll delete those there are three in their but even then will that make a difference? When I ran the diagnostic I could get the ftp one fine it was just http and https that were the problems. I went through and did the ipconifig release and renew already.
     
  7. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    You might switch them to Firefox anyways. :p
     
  8. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    I tried this just using the diagnose connection problem and it said could not clear arp cache, any ideas on if that has anything to do with this?
     
  9. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    I went back today and deleted all of those connections and reset the settings and everything worked great. Thank you for the help.
     

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