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Proxy settings Hello, My computer says I am connected to the internet but no web pages will come up. At the bottom of the window it says detecting proxy settings but never does any thing else. I am at a coffee shop using their wifi. No one is having problems... it is definately my computer. How do I fix this problem? Please help!!!

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Chances are your internet connection at home differs from your "out and about" settings.

In IE go to tools + internet options + connections + lan settings + automatically detect settings. Try your browser again.

The other place where you might be able to fix your problem is within your network connections (Network Places + Network Connectons). Right click on your LAN or Wireless Connection (whichever you connect to the web with) and choose properties - scroll down to TCP/IP properties and double click on it. If you see a bunch of numbers displayed this is why you have a problem. Those numbers define your local or business network and are what is referred to as "static" ips. You can fix your connection problem by choosing obtain an IP address automatically (and the same with the DNS entry) but if you are using these settings on your internal network you are going to have problems.

Write down the settings within your TCP/IP connection (if you need to change them and so you can put them back later if necessary) and choose the automatic settings option.

Try to browse now.

Report your results back here.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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    John Elliott Mar 02, 2009

    READ ME: As a side note - you can also turn OFF automatically detect proxy settings within the Tools + Internet Options + connection settings + LAN settings.

    You can also download and install Mozilla Firefox to see if it's simply a IE issue (if it isn't IE it's probably a TCP/IP problem).


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