I am connected but cant access internet

November 14, 2010 at 13:42:34
Specs: Windows xp
I have windows xp and I am connected to the internet with my other computer however I can not access the internet. I keep getting internet exployer can display page. Please help me. I dont know what to do. some one asked about web browsers, I am not sure about that so can some one help a novice PLEASE!!

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November 14, 2010 at 16:51:11
Internet Explorer is a web browser, so is FireFox, Google Chrome, Opera.

The 1st thing you need to do is check to see if "work offline" is enabled. If it is, disable it, then see if you can connect to a website. You didn't state which version of IE you have but have a look at this:


If that doesn't do it, try another browser - I suggest Firefox:


If Firefox works, you'll know the problem is with IE, if it doesn't, try repairing the Winsock settings. Here's what you'll need to do:

1. click on Start > Run, type in CMD & click OK

2. in the DOS box that pops up, type netsh winsock reset & press ENTER

3. close the box, reboot, then try your browser

If that doesn't fix it, post back for more suggestions.

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November 14, 2010 at 19:30:11
did you remove any viruses lately? If so, you may have a damaged winsock. You can download a winsockfix here:

Also open IE, click on tools/internet options/connections/Lan Settings and uncheck use proxy server if it is checked...click OK and then re-open IE and see if you are on-line.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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