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Old 08-29-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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My friend has this problem...He connecs to the net and everything is connected and when he clicks on Internet Explorer It goes to the page cannot be displayed thing. He is connected to the internet.
COuld this be a firewall or some thing like that???
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Old 08-29-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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Tell him to try disabling his firewall before he opens Internet Explorer - he may have inadvertantly instructed the firewall to block IE. It's an easy mistake to make. If that fails, try changing his homepage - it may actually be the page thats down instead of IE. If THAT fails, then get your friend to either reinstall IE or download Mozilla. =)
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Old 08-29-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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How do u disable firewall..sorry im a noob
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
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Have a look through the programs list on the Firewall and allow Internet Explorer. You may have set it on Work Offline though?
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:26 PM   #5
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Hello,
Thanks for every1 who replied. Im sorry but im a noob and dont know how to access the firewall
plz could sumbody explain to me
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It really depends on what firewall you're using. Norton's has a little icon of a globe in your system tray (bottom right hand corner of the screen. On WinXP you may have to click the little arrow to show all of the icons and find it) Many other firewalls have a similar icon placement.

To test if it is, in fact, the fault of the firewall, right click on the icon and click disable. Most firewalls have that option. Then start up your internet. Make sure that IE is working online (file->work offline and make sure that the option isn't checked).

Service Pack 2 for WinXP has firewall options that I believe can be accessed and modified from your control panel (My Computer->Control Panel) and similar steps can be taken to disable it.

Sorry if that's too vague. Without knowing the setup of your computer it's hard to tell you what to do. What firewall is installed? What version of Windows?

Hope that helps a little any way.
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Even if you get the Firewall fixed, DON"T USE INTERNET EXPLORER. I mean with SO many security flaws....... go to Mozilla.com and download mozilla firefox. Quick to download and install, it's far better then IE.
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It could possibly be an autosearch function that can accidentally be turned on in IE. In that case just download firefox.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

If that doesnt work then i might be the firewall or something else.
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Hey,.
My friend has this problem...He connecs to the net and everything is connected and when he clicks on Internet Explorer It goes to the page cannot be displayed thing. He is connected to the internet.
COuld this be a firewall or some thing like that???
First what kind of Inet connction does he have ?
2nd Why doesn't your friend post this ?
Maybe he's putting you/us on.

If he's connected than use the start menue favorites folder .
Also go to Control Panel/Internet options and set your home page.It can be none,mine is.about:blank
You don't have to use IExplore to use the internet.Just be connected.
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Use Mozilla or Firefox. Both of these work much better and faster than IE and both have tabbed browsing which is great if you are a multitasker.
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