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    IE cannot open a page
    « on: July 13, 2006, 12:55:41 AM »
    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me here.

    My IE seems to be unable to open a page on the internet. It says "Internet Explorer can not open page..." This happens to my computer but then i went to another computers and found that i could go to the page i wanted to. I don't think the internet or modem is down.

    Can someone help?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: IE cannot open a page
    « Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 01:43:49 AM »
    Does this happen with all internet pages or just one in particular?  Which one?  Please give details of computer, operating system, browser and hardware used to connect to the internet.
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      Re: IE cannot open a page
      « Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 08:44:41 PM »
      Hi Robpomeroy,

      Thank you for your reply.

      This happens with all internet pages - for example. google page.

      Computer description:
      Laptop Toshiba - 512M RAM, Pentium 4 1.7Ghz, runs XP Pro. This laptop's connected wirelessly to an Access point which is then connected to a router and from the router to a modem. When it happen, i checked the other computer that's also connected wirelessly and the internet was working. So i'm not sure if it's the wireless access point. I could still send a job to a printer connected to the router and it printed the job out.

      Very weird one. Any ideas?

      Thank you in advance

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      Re: IE cannot open a page
      « Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 03:03:52 AM »
      Are you using a firewall?  If so, temporarily disable it and try browsing again.  Any better?

      If that makes no difference, next lets try a ping test.  Bring up a command prompt and type:
      ping 216.239.59.147
      That's one of Google's IP addresses, and you should get a response like:
      Pinging 216.239.59.147 with 32 bytes of data:

      Reply from 216.239.59.147: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=235
      Reply from 216.239.59.147: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=235
      Reply from 216.239.59.147: bytes=32 time=63ms TTL=235
      Reply from 216.239.59.147: bytes=32 time=58ms TTL=235

      Ping statistics for 216.239.59.147:
          Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
          Minimum = 56ms, Maximum = 63ms, Average = 58ms
      That's a successful ping (which is what we want).  An unsuccessful ping would look like this:
      Pinging 216.239.59.147 with 32 bytes of data:

      Request timed out.
      Request timed out.
      Request timed out.
      Request timed out.

      Ping statistics for 216.239.59.147:
          Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
      (that trailing comma is very annoying - bad Microsoft!)
      Only able to visit the forums sporadically, sorry.

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