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Trouble using programs that need the internet


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I have a DSL internet connection and I'm able to use this connection for Mozilla Firefox; however, all the other programs I have that need an internet connection can't connect to the internet. These programs include Internet Explorer, AIM, iTunes Store, etc. I've tried turning off my firewall briefly, closing my antivirus temporarily, but none of that works. I think it's a setting issue but I can't figure it out. Any suggestions?
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Check your LAN settings in Internet Explorer's options.

The following applies to both IE6 and IE7:

1. Open IE and click Tools>Internet Options.
2. Click the 'Connections' tab.
3. Click 'LAN Settings'
4. The tick-box at the bottom for "Use a proxy server for your LAN" should in most cases NOT be ticked. If it is, untick it.
5. Click 'OK' to save any changes you've made.
6. Close IE then re-open it to see if it now works.

Edited by pip22, 10 January 2007 - 09:13 AM.

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Thanks a lot, I can't believe I didn't even think about checking that. However, some other programs are still not able to connect to the internet...
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