Hi, I recently hooked up and older computer of mine to the internet. Seemed to work fine, but I quickly found that for some reason I was not able to access hotmail through the internet after signing in (the inbox page), as well as logging on to messenger it said that there was a problem with the network. This also happened on trying to log into facebook. Other than that it seems all other applications and websites are working. Upon doing the troubleshoot on msn messenger it said that there was a problem with the proxy setting or firewall. But as I have no firewall I am assuming it is the proxy setting.
I'm also not sure if this makes a difference but this computer is running on windows xp service pack 1 and does not have java. I tried to install java but said it was not able with the current internet settings.
Any help is greatly appreciated as I am confused as to why most things would be working and a few are not. Thanks.