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Internet connections denied

By FrogSnot ·
I have this machine that I was attempting to get online wirelessly through a USB adapter. I guess that is not going to happen due to the lack of a 16 bit driver. So I have hard wired the machine, but I am still unable to establish a connection. I can however ping websites. When I open IE I get The Page Can Not Be Displayed. When I open Firefox I get the error message The connection was refused when attempting to contact mozilla.

This machine was intended for creating connections to one machine for secure wire transfers. But now the owner would like to use it for other Internet transactions.

I have already reinstalled Windows 98SE over the previous installation thinking that would fix my problems, but no go.

I think the registry has been changed to not allow connections. I say this because the Control Panel, Run, and Internet Explorer were hiddden or disabled when I first started working on this.

So my question is, if in fact the registry has been changed, where in the registry would I go to change it back?

By the way this machine is not using a Proxy server or a firewall - so that is not the problem.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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by CG IT In reply to Internet connections deni ...

Whats IE configured for? LAN and autodiscovery???
and is there a router in there somewhere like between the computer and your ISP???

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by CG IT In reply to

if you can ping another computer outside your LAN like yahoo or something else, your connected. you just might not be able to display HTTP pages which is a browser configuration problem.

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by willcomp In reply to Internet connections deni ...

Could be a DNS problem. Go to Add/Remove programs in Control Panel and select Windows components (or similar, I'm doing this from memory). Uncheck Dial Up Networking (DUN) under Communications.

Then run Regedit and navigate to:

Delete Winsock and Winsock2 entries.

Reboot computer.

Reinstall DUN in Add/Remove Software. This will also reinstall Winsock.

Reboot computer.

This fix usually clears DNS problems.

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