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IE problem

By canadaguy ยท 7 replies
Dec 15, 2004
  1. Router and IE problem

    hi there,
    my comp at work is connected to a router.
    it has a hard time with IE though, it says it is connected to the internet but after about 20 mins on internet explorer it stops repsonding (can't find page....etc)
    yet i can be downloading from another site and that isnt afeected

    i'm assuming this is an interent explorere problem.

    any suggestions?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    go to www.getfirefox.com and install Firefox.

    In future, only use IE for updating Windoze.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    RBS, that was of absolutely no help at all in resolving his current issue. Installing Firefox or some other alternative browser is not always a solution. Some people cannot change browser due to company policy, or for whatever reason. While you might think you are providing some public service, it does absolutely no good to simply refer someone to another browser without also trying to fix the current problem.

    I did not intend this as a flame, just getting a bit tired of seeing every IE, outlook, etc problem end up with only one or two replies saying to switch to another app rather than try to resolve the actual issue.
  4. canadaguy

    canadaguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think you for your help and suggestion of firefox, but that solution was already attempted and although firefox works more times than IE does it will always do the same thing IE does :( shut down.
  5. timchay

    timchay TS Rookie


    What IE are you runing

    and what windows are you runing

    did you try going in under IE setings under the advince TAP and restore deflts

    and go under the programs TAP and reset web settings

    get back to me with the router name and IE and what windows you are ruing and i see if there is anthing eles that i can think of :hotbounce :hotouch:
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Stormbringer, my humble apologies, I was just following the current trend.

    Canadaguy, does your company monitor your web-access, i.e. would they put a limit on your browsing-"allowance" (Big Brother)? This limit would not interrupt a download, as that is a different activity from browsing.

    Another likely candidate would be a full Temp. Internet Files directory.
    In IE, click on Tools/Internet Options, and in the middle, click on "delete files", tick the "delete offline content", click OK. Then also "delete cookies".
    See how that works out.
  7. canadaguy

    canadaguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there isn't any "big brother " programs on my comp, becuas it is a small store and the owner is as dumbfounded as i am about it lol

    i will get back with you on the make of router and all info.
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Perhaps this helps:

    A few basic setups when networking:

    Router-setup WAN:
    Protocol: Fixed IP
    IP-address, Subnetmask and default Gateway: as per ISP-information
    DNS-servers: as per ISP-information
    Enable NAT

    Router-setup LAN:
    IP-address: set to e.g. (or use default)
    DHCP-server: disable

    Router: Some System-settings (depending on your router)
    Optional SNTP (time): e.g. for UK/Ireland (GMT)
    uPnP: disable
    Dynamic routing: disable
    Remote config: disable
    Dynamic DNS: disable
    Firewall: Block hacker attack: enable
    Firewall: Block WAN request: enable
    VPN: disable all settings unless you need it

    Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    Use the following IP address: (102, 103 etc.)
    Default Gateway: (IP-address from your Router)
    Use DNS Server address: (IP-address from your Router)
    Second DNS: leave blank or put in first DNS-server from WAN-part in Router

    Enable File/Printer sharing if you wish (works only within local network)
    Check individual printer(s) that they are shared as well (in printer-settings)

    And make sure all your PCs are in the same WORKGROUP.

    If software firewall installed, enable the other PCs IP-address(es)
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