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can connect but can't browse

By CrisBilly ·
i am using a dialup (modem)connection to connect to the web and it was ok. until one time, i was able to connect but i can't browse using ie or use any internet applications like messengers. Hope u can help me.


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by sgt_shultz In reply to can connect but can't bro ...

you may have a virus, worm or spyware. download and run ad-aware from and purchase Norton Anti-virus for Desktop

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by Rohit Kumar D In reply to can connect but can't bro ...

check the protocol u r useing it should be point to point protocol if u use some other protocol it will just connect but will not brose

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by calixtem In reply to can connect but can't bro ...

Connect but Cannot Browse Registry Fix

Try this:

Works on Xp Pro and Home. Not tested on 2000. Great for resetting winsock when connected using dial-up, DSL or cable but unable to browse any web page. I know how frustrating it is. Specially when you go from dial-up to broadband and vice-versa. Enjoy!

Click on Start, then Run. Type regedit.

FIRST OF ALL BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY (File --> Export registry file --> Export Range = All --> Enter a filename and remember the location --> Save)

Your registry file is backed up. Next:

Click once on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE so that it is selected.

Then click on File, then on Load Hive.

Go to My Computer the C Drive, then click twice on the Windows or Winnt folder, then the Repair folder, then click twice on the system or system.bak file.

Name the new Key "xp".

Minimize the Registry Editor.

Click on Start, Run, and type in cmd.

Type in the following:

reg copy hklm\xp\controlset001\services\winsock2 hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\winsock2 /s /f

There is a space (not a carriage return or Enter) separating "reg copy hklm\xp\controlset001\services\winsock2" and "hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\winsock2 /s /f"

Hit Enter

You will get a message that the operation completed successfully.

Exit DOS or command shell.

Maximize the Registry Editor. Select the xp folder that was created.

Click on File, then UnLoad Hive.

You will be prompted to confirm the removal of the folder, click Yes.

Exit the Registry.

Connect and browse. (No need to reboot the computer.)

Beats having to re-install Windows and having to pull your hair all night long in utter frustration!!! I know! Been there, done that!



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by zinmanmn In reply to can connect but can't bro ...

Go to a command (DOS) prompt (WinNT/2K/XP it's Start - RUN then enter cmd) (Win 95/98 it's command instead of cmd) then type ping If you get a response (a good one will show have a indication as to how long it took [in milliseconds]) then try "ping".
If the 1st ping worked and the 2nd one does not, you have no DNS server (This translates names to IP addresses). Contact your ISP and they should be able to guide you to setting it up. If the ping also works, then it could be a browser issue or virus.
There is also a file called HOSTS (no extention) in your Windows directory (on W2k andd XP it's in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc). Reanme this file to HOST.BAK and try again. If that does not work, be sure to rename it back to simply HOSTS without an extention.

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by NihiIist In reply to can connect but can't bro ...

Try lowered modem settings (Fifo buffers, Port speed, switch to software mode) Also, try lowering the modem out of v90/v92 modem by using the init string +MS=v90/+MS=v34

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