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Only Refresh works after 4 times of trying

By sunshine12B ·
There is a problem with my computer. Every time I open internet explorer or eventually open a web page it says that my connection is timed out. I have to keep refreshing before it finds the server

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by loydster In reply to Only Refresh works after ...

How are you accessing the internet? Is the modem or router bad? Are you sharing the connection to different computers? Is it only certain websites?

Software:
I would run a virus scan, and even better, a program like Spybot, or Adaware, and see if something is holding up your connection. It could be so type of ad software is trying to reroute your connection. I would also get a new install of Internet Explorer, or preferably Mozilla Firefox.

Hardware:
I would try to test a new modem, or network card in your computer. If you have a broadband connection, perhaps the modem is bad itself.

I think you will probably find that it is a software issue, so I would try those items first.

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by sunshine12B In reply to Only Refresh works after ...

I tried re-installing explorer, did not work. However, the same thing happens with google.

Sunshine

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by kler83 In reply to

I know this is late. DO you have a router? Can you describe your network?
A virus/firewall program will not help. They might even be the reason why you cannot get online. They might think the page you're openning can be a threat, making you not able to load certain pages.

I hope you were able to solve and figure out what seems to be your problem

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