Wireless Internet forum: Good Connection But Can't Bring Up Webpage

by: kings1527 February 8, 2008 12:37 PM PST

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Good Connection But Can't Bring Up Webpage

by kings1527 - 2/8/08 12:37 PM

I never had any problems connecting to my city's wireless until last night. I went out of town and connected at one hotel to a wireless network and at another hotel to a regular cable line and went I got back into town and tried to get online, I started getting the following problems:

1) I can connect to the city's wireless with good signal strength.

2) I try bringing up IE and I get the "this page cannot be displayed" screen (as if I'm not connected at all).

3) I tried doing a system restore to a day where I know everything was fine, and I get the same problems.

As I bring up the webpage, it gives me a message on the bottom bar that says "detecting proxy settings" for about 5 seconds or so, and then goes to the "this page...." screen. I never used to get the "proxy settings message", or not that I ever noticed. That message does seem to be different.

I tried the wireless at my work today and I can connect. I tried bringing up IE again and it gives me the "proxy" message, but it eventually does connect just fine after about 5 seconds and works fine.

I'm wondering if anyone has any idea as to what setting might be off? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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