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    Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

    by MicroComputer0 ·

    My Windows XP Home Edition laptop says that it is connected to the internet. but if I look at the status, it says it’s being sent packets but isn’t receiving them. If I go on the internet, it says: “Internet Explorer Can Not Display The Webpage”

    Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this problem?

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    • #3987618

      How do you connect to the internet?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

      Do you use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or a wired connection? Try using a different computer using the same connection as your current computer. You need to confirm if the issue is either your router/modem or the computer itself.

    • #3987626

      Re: not connected

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

      What IP-adress does it show in ipconfig?

    • #3987629

      That’s a problem. Why?

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

      XP didn’t come with a browser that supports today’s version of HTTPS.

      Internet Explorer was never updated in this regard so another interesting example of how XP is nothing but challenging for those that want to try it out.

      More at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33922231/why-cant-windows-xp-handle-newer-ssl-certificate-versions

    • #3987701

      Reply to birdmantd’s comment

      by MicroComputer0 ·

      In reply to Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

      I use a wireless USB adapter. It was made by tp-link. The version is an Archer T3U.

      • #3987723

        Re: connected

        by kees_b ·

        In reply to Reply to birdmantd’s comment

        Are you sure:
        – you have the right driver for Windows XP (if one is needed)
        – your version of XP (original, SP1, SP2?) supports the encryption used by the router?

        How exactly does XP say it is “connected to the Internet”? You didn’t yet tell it’s IP-address, which is quite essential. Many, many posts on forums are about the situation that Windows gives a status like “connected, but no Internet access”. Your situation could be one like that.

    • #3987761

      Instead of Internet Explorer,

      by Wizard57M-TR ·

      In reply to Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

      Try NewMoon by roytam1 at the MSFN forums. Might not be able to do everything more modern Windows versions can, but basic browsing is OK. Another to consider is one of the “360 Chrome” browsers offered on that same forum.
      Wiz

      • #3988267

        Yeah.

        by MicroComputer0 ·

        In reply to Instead of Internet Explorer,

        I have other devices. I don’t have just windows XP. It would be a pain to try and connect it without help! 😂

        Yes, I do indeed have Service Pack 2.

        And I still use Windows XP because I’m into old retro computer things. And also because I was broke.

        And why would Service Pack 2 be better?

        And here are my pc details incase it helps:

        System:

        Microsoft Windows XP
        Home Edition
        Version 2002
        Service Pack 2

        Registered To: *Private* Manufactured and supported by:

        Sony Corporation SONY
        PCG-FR Series
        Intel (R)
        Pentium (R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
        2.79GHz, 448 MB of RAM

        • #3988273

          Nice XP rig.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Yeah.

          But the Internet moved forward so you can’t expect XP SP2 to work without some changes. My list would be:
          1. Service Pack 3.
          2. Other browsers because of changes to SSL that IE never received.

    • #3987820

      Well,

      by MicroComputer0 ·

      In reply to Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

      My router is modern and so is the adapter.
      My pc try’s to open up ipconfig but opens and closes very quickly.
      And what is MSFN Forums? First of all, how do I access it?
      Second of all, is it MSN Explorer?

      • #3987824

        IPCONFIG

        by kees_b ·

        In reply to Well,

        Yes, that’s a trick. You have to run it from the command prompt. That was the case in Windows XP, and it’s still the same in Windows 10.

        And yes, the router is modern and the adapter is modern, but Windows XP is antique if not prehistoric. Compatibility is not guaranteed, although https://www.tp-link.com/nl/home-networking/usb-adapter/archer-t3u/ indeed mentions XP, so it might work, especially if you have the SP2 version.

        And, as rproffitt said, there are a lot of sites that don’t run on IE5 so need another browser. So, if the connection with Internet is fine and you can ping a site (google that, if necessary) you might still need to install a more modern browser that’s compatible with Windows XP to actually look at it. Best of luck finding one.

        Can you explain why you use Windows XP?

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    • #3988050

      Re: not connected

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Windows XP says it’s connected but it’s not

      I happened to inherit a nice laptop with Windows XP SP2 recently, so I could try using an Ethernet-cable to my router.

      Indeed, I got an error on the default homepage (couldn’t be displayed) of Internet Explorer, but when I went to http://www.google.com, it showed usual search page. So it was fully connected to Internet. All fine, and all as expected.

      You really didn’t tell enough to say what’s wrong with your laptop. The most likely options:
      1. Incompability or bad settings for the WiFi. Easy to check by using a wired connection.
      2. Not all pages can be displayed by such an old browser. You happened to choose one that couldn’t. In a browser, limit yourself to supported pages (there might be very few).

      Since I now can play Jazzball again (my favorite game from the Microsoft Entertainment Pack from 1992), I’m rather glad with my new laptop. Luckily, I have other computers to use Internet. Don’t you?

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