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Internet Explorer Problems..Any Ideas??

By jwiddi
Sep 11, 2003
  1. so I've been getting a system running again, and it's been a headache. I have a "classic" ASUS A7V board, AMD Athlon 1gig, West. Digital 80gig HD, 3Com Ethernet Card, Win2K....The problem is that after getting the new Hard Drive in, and windows installed, I can't connect to the internet using cable. It recognizes my ethernet adapter, the connection pops up on the task bar at the bottom of the screen, saying it's connected at 10.0 mbs, everything is enabled and working properly. As soon as I click on explorer, it says no connection found, work offline, or try again. I've tried everything, including re-installing windows. Any other ideas on how to get it connected?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Do you have a router, which is not set-up properly?
    Maybe you have Firewall hard-/soft-ware installed that is blocking your access to the net.
    Also, some cable-providers still require you to dial-in.
    Check the IE-icon on your desktop, right-click it and select properties -> connections. Does it say "never dial..." when you should?

    So many options...
  3. deki

    deki TS Rookie Posts: 25

    1. Try, start>run>command or cmd
    c:\Documents and settings>ipconfig/renew
    it should give you:
    IPadress .............192.........
    Sub net mask........255.255...
    Default Gateway.....192........
    These shouldn't be 0's, always renew if IE is not working. Use Firefox instead.
    2.IE>tools>internetoptions>connections>LAN setting>Make sure no options
    are checked
    3.If you have Norton Internet Security go to Personal firewall>Programs>
    manual program control( make sure IE is set automatic or permit all)

    I had the same problem with cable, usually I have to change speeds
    to 100mbps then to 10mbps or disable or enable network adapters, also turn off
    cable modem for 20 mins, then on, but turn off computer first.
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