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By calvinl ·
A new dell. I make a connection and am able to retrieve email but can't get a website to open in IE. Checked firewall, not only am I dealing with XP's firewall but also McAfee's as well. Seem to be turned off, still no go. Any suggestions?

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by gj In reply to Connecting but unable to ...

I installed Netscape 7.02 and solved this problem.

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by calvinl In reply to Connecting but unable to ...

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by an_it_guy In reply to Connecting but unable to ...

Check for DNS. To verify that theres a DNS problem, try entering this into your browser and see if it is able to open the google site: http://216.239.53.101 . If it does, you need to correct the DNS on ur machine.
Cheers.

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by CG IT In reply to Connecting but unable to ...

port 25 is email and since you can get email, that port is open for two way traffic. Port 80 is the HTTP port and it appears to be closed for inbound traffic. I'm unfamiliar with McAfee's firewall however firewalls operate basically the same in that they close all ports until you set up rules allowing traffic. Norton has an automatic setup which scans programs and sets up access rights based upon a known set of "safe" programs [like IE]. I assume McAfee has a similar method. McAfee firwall should have a list of internet enabled programs and what settings it has configured for them. Check to make sure IE has the allow traffic rule enabled.

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by CG IT In reply to Connecting but unable to ...

there are some utilities in XP which you can use to check connectivity on various ports. Typing Netstat at a command prompt will provide a list of open ports and their status. This is usually a long list so using the /p switch is a good idea. Further, you don't provide your physical setup re using a DSL/Cable router, or dial up which also has configuration issues relating to browsers which can deny traffic and your TCP/IP configuration settings [again which can effect traffic].

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by daravon In reply to Connecting but unable to ...

When I installed McAfee's firewall under Windows XP, it immediately stopped all internet access for me. After turning off the firewall, I was able to resume surfing the web. McAfee knows about this problem, but their solution didn't help me. My suggestion is to disable the firewall and download Kerio Personal Firewall (freeware) or ZoneAlarm (free and pro. versions abailable) and also can the XP firewall.

Jeremy Muchler

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by daravon In reply to Connecting but unable to ...

When I installed McAfee's firewall under Windows XP, it immediately stopped all internet access for me. After turning off the firewall, I was able to resume surfing the web. McAfee knows about this problem, but their solution didn't help me. My suggestion is to disable the firewall and download Kerio Personal Firewall (freeware) or ZoneAlarm (free and pro. versions abailable) and also can the XP firewall.

Jeremy Muchler

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