can browse web with Netscape but not IE

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by MAP, Sep 17, 2007.

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    MAP Guest

    Just got a new computer with Vista Home and IE 7. Old computer was XP with
    IE 7. Set up a new wireless router through DSL connection. New computer /
    IE worked fine plugged directly into DSL/router with an ethernet cable, and
    worked for a couple hours through the wireless, then completely stopped
    working. Now IE gives "Internet Explorer cannot display this webpage"
    message for any webpage (including and suggests diagnosing
    connection problems. Diagnosis shows no problems, says connection is working
    fine. Opened up old computer to see if problem was with router, but old IE
    browsed fine over wireless. Tried IE on new computer with add-ons disabled.
    No go, same message. Tried using other programs on new computer to see if
    could get data over connection. Google Earth did receive data. So tried
    ftp'ing (in IE) to and was able to download netscape,
    install, and can now browse same webpages IE is still unable to display.
    Seems like bad business for Microsoft to force me to use Netscape by making
    IE useless. I've been like a week just with Netscape, but I'd prefer to use
    IE. Anyone have any clue what the problem could be with IE?
    MAP, Sep 17, 2007
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    Rob ^_^ Guest

    Hi MAP,

    Any firewall? Check allowed programs settings.
    Cross check this with your Internet Connection settings - Tools>Internet
    Options, Connections tab, Lan Settings button.... any blocked ports?

    Rob ^_^, Sep 17, 2007
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  3. MAP

    MAP Guest

    McAfee firewall that came preloaded on computer. IE is an "allowed program"
    with "full access" in the firewall. In any event, with the firewall turned
    completely off, IE still doesn't work and Netscape still does. There are no
    LAN settings in IE. There were literally none, and I since checked the box
    for "automatically detect" but that didn't seem to do anything. Do Netscape
    and IE for some reason use different ports? The firewall blocks a lot of
    ports for e.g., incoming ftp, but (a) IE didn't work with the firewall off,
    and (b) if a port was blocked that was needed for web browsing why would
    Netscape work?
    MAP, Sep 17, 2007
  4. I also have a similar problem with IE7 and I also have McAfee, I have carried
    out similar checks within and without firewall still dont work. Also my MSN
    8.1 has packed up wont let me onto internet both problems started about 3
    weeks ago. I have resorted to a webrowser to access MSN and my contacts. But
    IE7 still not working, so using another web browser now. I believe the
    problem is a conflict with McAfee and Vista my problems started after
    instaling Windows updates KB933360,KB938979, and KB939159, perhaps just a
    coincidence !!!!
    N.J.Miller(Wales, UK), Sep 17, 2007
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    Don Varnau Guest

    Don Varnau, Sep 17, 2007
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