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Internet connection My son ran a spyware/virus protection software on our Insignia model C170 desktop PC and it located and removed a virus during which he thinks it also removed our internet setup. I spent a hour on the phone with our internet service tech (Windstream) and they set up my account again and we are still unable to connect to the internet. After it does through the dial up and says a connection is made when we click on the intenet icon it tells us "unable to connect to the server" The internet service tech says their in nothing wrong with my internet service and that it is something wrong with the PC. Can you help?

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  • squirt123 Apr 09, 2008

    Help! I tried the solution you gave me and we still can't get on the internet. I also noticed that there is no domain name or homepage showing. The homepage is greyed out so you can't even enter anything in that box. What is suppose to be in the domain name?

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Open Internet Explorer. In the menu on the top click on "Tools", "Internet Options", click on the "Connections" tab, click on your dial up connection, on the left, click on "Settings" and put a check in the "Automatically Detect Settings" box. Click OK.

Click on "Lan Settings" and do the same thing.

Clear your browser history and restart Internet Explorer.

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