very odd situation

By rashaad
Jun 5, 2005
  1. OK here is the situation:
    - to comps linked directly together(crossover cable)
    - one has a dialup connection
    - the other is sharing that connection

    this network worked fine. couple days ago i enabled the lan connection to use the dialup connection from the other computer. it connected and i can see the dialup connection working. the problem is that when i opened internet explorer it cannot open anything(no internet). here is the interesting thing - i have limewire and i can connect and download stuff but the internet does not work on internet explorer.
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Give Firefox whirl and see how that performs.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Your DNS configuration is most likely wrong. Could be a firewall issue too.
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    :wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

    How is Internet Explorer configured to connect to the internet?
    Is it set to use a lan connection, or is it still looking for a modem? Is it trying to automaticly detect the settings? Either disable/enable this to see if it does any difference...
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