Win95 stuck detecting proxy settings.

Microsoft Windows 95
September 16, 2010 at 16:28:31
Specs: 95/NT4/2000, P2-300Mhz/256MB
I having trouble geting an old computer connected to the Internet with Windows 95. It works with NT4 and 2000 (it's a triple boot.)

At first I was getting an error every 5 min telling me that Windows couldn't obtain an IP address from the DHCP server. I booted to Windows 2000 and used IPCONFIG to find the IP address, subnet mask, DNS, etc. information that Win2000 was using to get on the internet. I copied all of these settings to Windows 95. Now Internet Explorer 5.5 gets stuck at "detecting proxy settings". This is better than before, where it would only display "page connot be displayed." But it's still getting stuck somewhere. The network card isn't old, so I had to use a WIN98 driver for 95. Could this be tripping it up?

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September 16, 2010 at 16:42:45
Why would you wan't to get the Windows 95 on the internet in the first place? It always gave me errors when accessing websites because of lack of support for modern coding. I would see if there is a more modern web browser avalible for Windows 95. It seems like a IE problem. (One reason why I don't use IE).

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September 16, 2010 at 22:53:13
I wouldn't mind Windows 98, but I lost the CD a couple years ago.
I can tell you that the problem is not caused by modern coding or IE itself. It;s having trouble pulling the information from the router. Also I have a modern browser on it, Kameleon, I'm just using IE to test my connection.

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