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IE 4.0 Connection Troubles

By qhcomputingny ·
Hello,
We have a desktop here in the office that has IE 4.0 and it doesn't seem to want to be able to connect to the internet. I have gone through all the options to set up the connection through the modem (dial-up)and made sure it wasn't set to aLAN connection. I checked all the DUN properties and those are ok. Just anytime you run Explorer (after it has already connected to the internet and you see the two computers in the taskbar showing the transfer of information ) it says it cannot reach the server, but it seems as though it doesn't even take a long enough time to try. This seems very menial but I don't want to have to go through the hassle of re installing the operating system. IE 4.0 is still a good browser to use, right? Ihave upgraded almost everyone in the office to 5.0 and above and they are ok. This was one of the last ones that we haven't upgraded yet. Any suggestions?

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by G S In reply to IE 4.0 Connection Trouble ...

Are you sure you are getting a good connection. double click on the "two computers" and see if there is any information being transfered. You may need to slow down your port throughput, also make sure you have updated drivers for you modem.

Garrison

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by G S In reply to IE 4.0 Connection Trouble ...

I still think it has something to do with your connection. What are you trying to connect to. I have seen this issue many times before when trying to connect to free internet services. Your line or connection may not be good...Good luck.

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by mphoffar In reply to IE 4.0 Connection Trouble ...

Try going into your TCP/IP -> Dialup Adapter and changing use DHCP for wins resolution to disable wins and see what kind of results your get.

After that I'd be looking at security being jacked way to high in IE, a proxy set or something along those lines.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by qhcomputingny In reply to IE 4.0 Connection Trouble ...

To answer the question of the first response, It does have the latest drivers, and it has a good connection, but it won't get past a certain amount of data being sent. It doesn't seem like a modem issue. It seems like an IE issue because it doesn'teven give itself enough time to retrieve data, it just says cannot reach server as soon as it loads up and if you try and enter a web address it says that it cannot find a server immediately then too..

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by qhcomputingny In reply to IE 4.0 Connection Trouble ...

When I try to ping an address from that computer after it is supposedly connected, I am getting an error message. Maybe this can help with a solution. It says:
"Unable to initialize Windows Socket interface, error code 6.

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by BV2 In reply to IE 4.0 Connection Trouble ...

Install DUN 1.3 to update your TCP/IP stack. Also, while in IE 4.0, click on tools, pick options, then click on your dial-up connection. After it's highlighted, click on settings and make sure that there are no proxy server settings. If there areconflicting settings on this page, they will override your browser configuration and cause the lack of access you describe.

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by qhcomputingny In reply to IE 4.0 Connection Trouble ...

I am trying to connect to an ISP called Netcom. All other computers in the office use it to connect to the internet. The service is fine because every other computer can connect to it. I think it has something to do with the software or the operating system because it doesn't even give itself a chance to recieve data from the server, no 10 second timeout or anything. Just immediately says, cannot access server so...
I already tried to re-install IE so that is not the problem either. If I cannot solve this, I guess I will have to go ahead and re-install the operating system, which sucks. :)

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