Internet explorer not working, when connected to internet

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Arbi, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    Hi, my name is Ariba, I have been having this problem for quite some time and
    its really complicated.
    I use my laptop, which is windows XP to connect to my university wifi and my
    browsers work just fine when i do so. whereas when i connect to my broadband
    at home, the messengers would work fine, but my browsers dont work. It is
    like this, when i first restart my laptop, the browsers work fine, but after
    a while they give the error "Connection timed out". When i ran a network
    diagnostic, it said that it successfully connected to ftp and https but http
    could not be connected! It is weird because when i use my wifi it works fine
    but not when i use my brooadband and not only that it works when i restart my
    laptop but stops working after a while!
    Im really confused, i have tried everything, i checked whether the winsock
    files were corrupted, they weren't. i even checked the hosts files as well.
    Please help! Do i have to format my laptop? isn't there any other way?
    Arbi, Nov 25, 2007
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  2. Le Sat, 24 Nov 2007 23:05:01 -0800, Arbi a caressé son clavier pour nous
    dire ce qui suit :
    Hi Arbi,
    Did you tried with another webbrowser such as Firefox ?
    Michel Doucet, Nov 25, 2007
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  3. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    Yes i have tried it with mozilla firefox, the problem still persists !
    Arbi, Nov 25, 2007
  4. Arbi

    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Nov 25, 2007
  5. (cross-post added to XP Networking)

    Unfortunately that diagnostic is only testing
    so it may say more about your connectivity to it than anything else.

    A better test would be a different browser or a telnet session which simulates
    a browser using port 80 (from a cmd window or by Run... telnet.exe)

    You haven't given us enough information to guess.
    One possibility is that you have a proxy on the path which is causing
    this blockage. Apparently some antivirus packages can act as a local proxy
    without the user being aware of it. It is also a technique employed by some
    spyware packages, in which case your symptom could just be a reflection of
    that server being overloaded and unable to continue redirecting requests
    transparently. Etc.

    BTW this question really has more to do with your OS and its networking
    component than with IE. Cross-posting to a Networking newsgroup for
    your OS.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 25, 2007
  6. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Nov 26, 2007
  7. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    No.. :S it still does not work ! I resetted the winsock the ip settings i
    even changed the hosts file name.. i checked my network adapters :S
    everything seems fine except that no website would open up !!!! it says
    connection timed out :S

    Arbi, Nov 26, 2007
  8. Arbi

    Mike E Guest

    Have you talked to your ISP helpdesk. I had a similar problem recently and it
    turned out that all of my router settings had been changed.Dont know how,
    have'nt figured that part out yet. But once all the settings were restored to
    what they should have been everything was fine.
    Mike E, Nov 26, 2007
  9. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    Well the thing is , i have 2 ohter computers that use the same internet
    connection and they seem to work absolutely fine :| so if this was sum ISP
    problem all of them should have been affected, right?
    Arbi, Nov 26, 2007
  10. Arbi

    Mike E Guest

    Yes your right, it is not an ISP problem. Have you checked your connection
    settings on the machine thats giving you problems?
    Mike E, Nov 26, 2007
  11. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    Yes i have, they are the same the connection specified in the other
    computers, although when i ran the network connectivity diagnostic , it did
    mention "warninig: this machine has more than 1 ethernet or wireless adapter"
    do you think there is some kind of conflict going on here ?:S i mean the
    browsers work fine when i restart my laptop but stops working after a while,
    i jst dunt get whyyy
    Arbi, Nov 26, 2007
  12. Arbi

    Mike E Guest

    Dont have a lot of experience with wireless combined with dsl. The only other
    thing I would try is uninstalling the software for both wireless and dsl
    connections and reinstalling both to see if that resolves the problem.
    Mike E, Nov 26, 2007

  13. If you still need help you're going to have to do a better job of describing
    what you are doing and seeing. Remember, your words have to substitute
    for what our eyes might notice.

    Otherwise Jack's site has a wealth of information in it which you could use
    for checking and correcting your networking status.

    In your other subthread (which is not cross-posted) you say you have
    "two other computers which use the same internet connection".
    What exactly does that mean? How are they all connected and in particular
    what differences do you see using the diagnostics that Jack's site describes?
    Also, if this involves a separate device you should check to see if it provides
    its own diagnostics. Otherwise you could use a packet tracer such as netcap
    for the two cases, working machine and not working machine, and then compare
    them. Having two traces to compare means that you can notice differences
    without having to know exactly what either trace is telling you.

    BTW did you try the tests that I suggested? What happened?
    You aren't giving us any details, so my guess is still that you have
    a broken proxy connection on HTTP connections. Such a scenario
    can account for your observations about FTP and HTTPS working.

    Another thing you could try is booting in safe mode with networking.
    Make sure that you are using the XP firewall because this test might
    cause other security software packages (such as a software firewall)
    not to run.



    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 27, 2007
  14. Arbi

    Mike E Guest

    Arbi, have you given up on us?
    Mike Ellis

    Mike E, Nov 28, 2007
  15. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    Hi, lol dont worry i did kind of disappear for a few days :) okie the one
    thing i can't figure out is that my browser does not make an http connection,
    but it sucessfully can make an https an ftp connection. Im just wondering
    WHY? because this seems to be the main source of the problem, the browser can
    make an http connection when i retart the computer but stops working ater a
    while. My last resort is to completely format my laptop, but what if it still
    persists??? Anyother solutions???
    Arbi, Nov 30, 2007
  16. Arbi

    Mike E Guest

    Hi Arbi, dont know if this will help but I had a problem recently with IE
    deciding to take itself off line after operating for only a few minutes. If
    you click on 'Tools' on the toolbar, the one at the top right of your screen,
    does it have a tick next to 'work offline'? I never discovered the cause for
    this. No spyware or malware or rogue bho's that I could find.I finally
    uninstalled IE and did a fresh install. It seems to have resolved the problem.
    Mike E, Nov 30, 2007
  17. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    Hmm.. nopes, it doesnt present any such problem. I did try uninstalling both
    of my browsers firefox and internet explorer but with no hope :(. I even
    tried pinging the websites and my ip address and the default gateway using
    the command window, it alll works finneee... :S i have NO idea what exactly
    is wrong with my browsers? why won't it make an http connection, it really is
    frustrating me.
    Arbi, Dec 1, 2007
  18. Arbi

    Arbi Guest

    Somebody help :(

    Arbi, Dec 2, 2007
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