Only some browser pages will load

January 29, 2011 at 09:00:43
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon 4600/1024
I am having problems accessing a lot of websites and get the page cannot be displayed page. IE ..none at all will load. Firefox, some will load,
Can anyone help please?

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#1
January 29, 2011 at 13:54:59
First of all, you will need to go to Network Connections. To access that quickly, click the Start button, click Run, and type in "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes). Click OK or press enter.

Now, right-click the active, connected network adapter. First of all, I do not know whether you are using a wired or wireless connection, so I'll cover either. Bear with me; you did not post what connection type you are using.

With a wireless or wired connection, find your network adapter. These appear as two flat-panel monitors lit up sky blue. The wired connection usually appears as "Local Area Connection" and the other as "Wireless Network Connection" or something similar. Right-click the one that is dropping the connection, and click Repair. Wait for the Repair process to complete.

Further troubleshooting: Wireless Connections:
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If you get an error, then I recommend that if you are on wireless, right-click the wireless adapter, click the Wireless Networks tab, select the network Windows remembers, and click Delete. If there is a button to View Wireless Networks, click it, and double-click the network you are connected to. If prompted to disconnect, click Yes. Close all the open dialog boxes, and go back to the Network Connections window. Right-click the adapter, and click Disable. Restart the computer. Reopen Network Connections using the method you used before (i.e. Start -> Run -> Type ncpa.cpl -> Press enter.) Right-click the adapter, and click Enable. A balloon from the notification area should appear telling you wireless networks are in range. Click the balloon, and connect to the network in the dialog box that appears. Your connection should be working again.

If you still cannot connect, double-click the wireless icon in the notification area and go to the second tab in the window. Note your subnet mask, and type that into the address bar in your web browser (e.g. IE or Firefox) as it appears. In other words, xxx.xxx.xxx.x where x is the numbers on your computer. Replace x with the numbers. On the browser page, click Reboot or Reset. If you cannot do this method this way, find your physical Internet router, unplug it, and wait 30-60 seconds. After waiting, plug it back in.


Further troubleshooting: Wired Connections:
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Go to Network Connections, if you aren't already there. (Again, you do this by going to Start, clicking Run, typing in ncpa.cpl, and by pressing Enter.) Right-click your network adapter, and click Disable. Right-click it again after a short delay, and click Enable to reset the adapter. The network adapter should be repaired.

If you still cannot connect, right-click the network adapter and click Properties. Check "Show icon in notification area when connected" and click OK. In the notification area in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, double-click the monitors (network connection) icon in the notification area and go to the second tab in the window. Note your subnet mask, and type that into the address bar in your web browser (e.g. IE or Firefox) as it appears. In other words, xxx.xxx.xxx.x where x is the numbers on your computer. Replace x with the numbers. On the browser page, click Reboot or Reset. If you cannot do this method this way, find your physical Internet router, unplug it, and wait 30-60 seconds. After waiting, plug it back in.

I apologize this answer was not as accurate as I would have liked it to be. I just went off of the information I got concerning your connection. I honestly hope this helps you, though.


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#2
January 30, 2011 at 02:38:36
Thanks...did all that and it hasnt made any difference. I am also getting zone alarm popping up with 169. ip addresses..internet or trusted zone? I have put them in internet zone because dont know what they are! I cant see how to block them but I think they are something to do with a failing of MY connection somehow...not assigning properly?
It has also asked me for a new network found of 192 range but its not exactly the same ip address of my connection ??? Mine doesnt come up strangely.
Still cant browse any IE but some firefox. Any help appreciated. Thanks

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#3
January 30, 2011 at 03:30:01
If that IP is not exactly the same as my connection can you tell me what I do with it also...getting confused about zone alarm now on top of everything! Thanks

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#4
January 31, 2011 at 06:19:57
I apologize it has taken a while to get back to you.

I would, however, like to ask just a few questions to quickly solve your problem.

1. Are you using a wired (corded) or wireless Internet connection? This would seriously help, as I won't have to cover both, and I can be less generic in responding.

2. Is your IP static or dynamic? (In other words, stay the same or change? Do you have DHCP?)

Please let me know, so I can resolve your question quickly. :)


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#5
January 31, 2011 at 08:50:36
I think its static- stays the same. Yes all the machines running off the router are set to DHCP assigned automatically. Its a wireless connection.
I am getting no server errors for IE 6. I downloaded IE7 and have now installed that but its the same.

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#6
January 31, 2011 at 17:04:48
Thank you for providing accurate information. This helps solve questions faster.

Glad to hear the network is using DHCP. This will make the process easier to handle. :)

Have you physically, or through the router interface (using the subnet mask instructions provided) reset the router? If not, I can walk you through it.

Secondly, Windows Network Diagnostics should have repaired your issue using the directions for Network Connections (your adapter) listed above.

Please let me know how your connection works out so far. Sorry about the delay--glad to help. :)


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#7
January 31, 2011 at 18:02:29
This really sounds like a DNS issue. If your IP is static, what do you have for your DNS server IP address?

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#8
January 31, 2011 at 18:18:28
Well it's sorted! I found it was only microsoft sites I couldnt access and stopping the dns chache I was able to do updates. When I had done updates a worm conflicker was found by the malicious tool. I now have IE and Firefox running smoothly. Thanks for your time

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