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Internet connection problem

Posted by DEAN-185206 - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by JohnD-185075 - 16 years ago

I would also recommend trying a different browser, although I imagine that you will have the problem that you can't download a new browser without having a working one to begin with. Here's how you can download the Mozilla Firefox browser (which is far superior to Internet Explorer, in my opinion) using command-line FTP instead:1. Open Notepad, and copy and paste the following lines into a new file:open ftp.mozilla.organonymousanonymous@anonymous.comcd /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/0.8/recv FirefoxSetup-0.8.exequitid=code>id=code>Save this new file as C:\firefox.txt2. Click Start | Run and type "cmd" to open a command prompt. Enter the following commands:cd \ftp -s:firefox.txtid=code>id=code>This will (hopefully) download the Firefox browser for you (about 6.5 MB, so probably around 20 minutes on a dialup). You won't see the download status while it's downloading, so probably best to go away and make a cup of tea :)3. After it's finished downloading, you will be back at the C:\&gt1; prompt again. Quit the command prompt (by typing "exit"), go to My Computer, and on your C: drive you should see the file FirefoxSetup-0.8.exe. Run this file to install Firefox, which you can then use in place of Internet Explorer.

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Posted by simonwynne - 16 years ago

I have a fire wall on the pc, I use zone alarm after last years net big hit....ZA is free to personal users...( this is not meant to be an ad ) the latest nasties around can cause havoc with IE......also the pc is naked to the net......ever heard the HD rattling away when on the net...well someone is being nosey....

Also have you emptied the internet temp folder this sometimes gets to big for the HD and slow things up......I do this every night ...... i brush my teeth.....while thats happening....

Also if you have not such large mo keep the inbox to the min ....i keep my mo to about 60 + %....

if you go onto the Microsoft site there is one area that can look at your pc securely and detect whats missing and suggest updates.....I did this recently and it updated IE 6 etc.....

have fun



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Posted by Humptydingo-180377 - 16 years ago

Have a look at the following web page : www.support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831432 and see if this will help diagnose your problem

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Posted by danonimes-184717 - 16 years ago

Try installing another browser, Mozilla, Netscape, OperaJ