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Can connect, but can't surf


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xoscarx

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Hi there,

I just recently tried to connect to the internet using a computer(Windows XP) I haven't used since '05. (That was in Korea, if that has something to do with it). Basically it connects, I've received updates on programs, but anytime I try to use Foxfire or Internet Explorer it reads error.

I did try to hook it up once before and the modem guy could not get it to work (I didn't put too much faith in him). I do not think it's a firewall problem.

Some things:
-The wire that runs from the router to the computer has a continous light on the right and a flashing light on the left.
-There are packets received and sent.

Any one have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Oscar
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xoscarx

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Posting for a bump. No one's got any advice? Or had a similar problem?
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I'll state the obvious (or what may seem to be the obvious). If your confident its not a firewall problem (I'll believe you on that one - even though you said "foxfire" which always makes me cringe). If this was originally working/running in Korea, and now your in the states, perhaps its a proxy issue?

If all your software was able to update, that would almost seem to indicate - to me at least - that there's something going wrong with your browser configuration. Maybe you'll have to manually adjust some of the connection settings in your browsers.
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Does the home page load in the browser your trying to use?. Browsers are free downlaods so you could also try another browser to see what happens.
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Remove any proxy settings and try again.

http://technet.micro...y/cc960614.aspx
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