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After restarting my computer or disabling and then re-enabling my network connection my computer works great surfing the web. I have a cable modem. After a period of time, could be a few hours or a few days, i lose the ability to load web pages, i get the error msg "cannot find server". AOL still runs fine as well as my remote desktop into my office, but IE 6.0 and FireFox will not load almost any web pages. I then have to reboot or disable and re-enable the network connection again. I have looked into as many things as i can think of to correct this. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks
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Maybe it's your firewall? Check to see if they are allowed to acess the internet.
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Maybe try a upgrade? Upgrade IE to 7 and firefox to 2.1
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The reason IE and FF won't connect, is because when installed, AOL creates it own version of IE and uses that to connect to the Internet. It also screws up all network settings and no other browser will work to connect to the Internet except AOL's browser. With a high-speed connection, you DO NOT need AOL installed. Uninstall absolutely everything related to AOL in ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in the Control Panel and then reboot your computer and your connection will be fine.

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Edited by Fenor, 15 February 2007 - 05:50 AM.

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The reason IE and FF won't connect, is because when installed, AOL creates it own version of IE and uses that to connect to the Internet. It also screws up all network settings and no other browser will work to connect to the Internet except AOL's browser. With a high-speed connection, you DO NOT need AOL installed. Uninstall absolutely everything related to AOL in ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in the Control Panel and then reboot your computer and your connection will be fine.

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Umm... I us AOL 9.0 and FF and IE all work fine... there is a new AOL maybe he needs to upgrade the AOL?

The new version is called AOL 9.0 VR

Download the new version here::

http://downloads.cha...windowsproducts
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AOL is crap software. All it does is completely mess up all your Internet settings and even after you uninstall it, those settings are not reverted back to the way they were before AOL was installed. You DO NOT NEED AOL INSTALLED ON A BROAD BAND CONNECTION, unless you want your connection to run at the speed of low-grade DSL.

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AOL is crap software. All it does is completely mess up all your Internet settings and even after you uninstall it, those settings are not reverted back to the way they were before AOL was installed. You DO NOT NEED AOL INSTALLED ON A BROAD BAND CONNECTION, unless you want your connection to run at the speed of low-grade DSL.

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But see I dont use AOL as a browser, I use it for a messager and email. I think thats why people use it,not only to for browser.
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But you don't need to install the ENTIRE AOL package to get messenger and you can easily configure Outlook Express, T-Bird or any other email client to check AOL email. One simple couple MB file for Messenger is ALL YOU NEED TO INSTALL. Installing everything else is not necessary
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But you don't need to install the ENTIRE AOL package to get messenger and you can easily configure Outlook Express, T-Bird or any other email client to check AOL email. One simple couple MB file for Messenger is ALL YOU NEED TO INSTALL. Installing everything else is not necessary
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Alright I see now. Hopefully that will fix his/her problem.
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I dont use AOL as my web browser, i use FF and IE 6.0. I have AOL on my laptop and work PC and everthing on those work fine. My IE and FF work great for a day or 2...sometimes more, sometimes less but all of a sudden it seems as if IE and FF just hang...says web site found, waiting for reply then i get the message, Cannot find server. at that time i can still access my work through remote desktop as well as log on to AOL, I can browse through AOL at that time also. I then need to either restart the system or go into network connections and disable then enable the connection. I appreciate the feedback and have checked most of the things written. Thanks to everyone
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I dont use AOL as my web browser, i use FF and IE 6.0. I have AOL on my laptop and work PC and everthing on those work fine. My IE and FF work great for a day or 2...sometimes more, sometimes less but all of a sudden it seems as if IE and FF just hang...says web site found, waiting for reply then i get the message, Cannot find server. at that time i can still access my work through remote desktop as well as log on to AOL, I can browse through AOL at that time also. I then need to either restart the system or go into network connections and disable then enable the connection. I appreciate the feedback and have checked most of the things written. Thanks to everyone

I believe I already told you why this happens. If you keep AOL installed you will continue to have this problem. Choice is yours...

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ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! The comments have been removed. That is something that is absolutely NEVER allowed here, not even by staff members. :whistling: Advice is never to be given via pm or email...nor do we allow remote connections to users. We are here to help with Security. This person does not know you...why then would they trust you to connect to their computer?!

If you have any other questions about this matter, please PM me directly. It will not be discussed here.

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Edited by Kat, 15 February 2007 - 07:05 PM.

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oo I think It might be his Firewall????? Just an idea.. what do you tihnk?

Who made your Firewall? Norton....?

Edited by Cameron2010, 15 February 2007 - 06:53 PM.

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It is not the firewall. :whistling: Fenor has already given the proper advice in this situation. Uninstall AOL. All you need is the AIM program, and to configure OE to get your AOL mail. Also, you can log into the AOL site to get your mail from FF or IE...without having the entire junk program installed.

Leaving all of it on your computer will continue to cause you problems.
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oo I think It might be his Firewall????? Just an idea.. what do you tihnk?

Who made your Firewall? Norton....?


Never in my life have I seen a firewall that hates everything but AOL. LOL Sorry but I almost fell outta my chair when I read that.

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