IE7 problem

Toshiba Satellite 1805-S2
October 19, 2006 at 09:01:01
Specs: XP Proffesional, p3/256mb
Hi everybody
I just installed IE7, but it does not work. Network
diagnostics center tells me the fallowing:
1) Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP,
HTTPS, or FTP. This is probably caused by firewall settings
on this computer.
2) Check the firewall settings for the HTTP port (80),
HTTPS port(443) and FTP port(21).
3) You need to contact your ISP.
I did the last one, contacted Comcast and they told me
they are not trained for IE7 and could not really help me
with settings and so on. So much for Comcast.
Anybody has any idea what I have to do?
I do not really know how to play with firewall and so on.


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October 19, 2006 at 09:06:54
Why not remove it and go back to IE6 or run system restore - much easier fix than waiting for Comcast support staff to get trained on another excuse when you call back six months from now.

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October 19, 2006 at 10:10:46
oh, that's just great ... 'they are not trained'. i suppose comcast will run into lots of troubles from today on when ppl start upgrading to IE 7 :-)

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October 19, 2006 at 10:15:05
Hello Aleko, what firewall are you using?

If windows firewall, then, close it down Control Panel, Windows Firewall, Choose OFF teh OK and then install Zonealarm free from here>>

Just allow Zonealarm to run, give permission for each program you want to allow.

If you are using zonealarm already, or another, you will have to set Internet explorer to ALLOW, or whatever your firewall settings is.
POST back what firewall you use, if its windows then Follow the above.

Internet explorer 7 is working fine on mine, not so far heard many moans Re:it at present.


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October 19, 2006 at 11:15:26
Thanks for advice, I did everything you suggested, but it is
not working for me. Should I run system restore, install zone
alarm and after try to reinstall IE7?
I do not understan one thing, internet is not opening, but it
is allowing me to use MSN Messenger.

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October 19, 2006 at 12:09:44
seems like IE7 has messed with your HTTPS bet is to uninstall it via add/remove programs, or sys restore

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October 19, 2006 at 12:29:13
Hello Aleko, yes, do what you and Mikeybee suggested, Restore, go back just before the problem started. Go back a little further if you need to, as sometimes it will not do a restore for a day or two back, but, remember what you have Installed since the restore date given.

Do Restore First, check your internet connection, then, turn off Windows Firewall, then Install Zonealarm.

Let us know the outcome, GEP

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October 20, 2006 at 02:27:37

I have just installed IE7 over IE6. I have Windows Firewall on. I have no problems connecting to internet over my ADSL modem.

One thing I did was to turn my AV off before starting IE7 installation.

Please do some more study before giving up IE7. This is the way to learn good computing.

Check your firewall settings, temporarily disable your firewall to see if your internet connection comes back.

Check your internet settings. If you use a specific IP address, check it if is changed during IE7 installation. Can you use DHCP instead of specific IP address.



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October 20, 2006 at 10:34:45
As said above no need for a new forum as IE is so much a part of the operating system. We did not create a separate forum for SP2.
The fact that IE7 is not going to be automatically piped until next month tells me that despite the claims this is a final release this is really a beta one.

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October 21, 2006 at 08:56:30
I have been running IE7 since beta 2 and have had no problems what so ever. I have Comcast as well. no problems. The only thing I have ever had a problems with well there are two, 1 is Windows Firewall, and 2 Windows OneCare. Both suck IMHO get a good firewall such as Zone Alarm Pro, or Zone Alarms new Security Suite. IMHO

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October 21, 2006 at 21:06:02
i was having problems with ie 7 and found out it was the router, disconnected it and now all is running smoothly

thnx, i luv this site

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