March 13, 2009 by  

Internet explorer not connecting to the Internet In Windows 7

I had been using Windows 7 for a while now and then one day I booted up into it and bang IE 8 would not connect to the internet, what the heck. No matter what i tried it would not connect. I check all my settings and my network, I could connect to any computer on my network and the Network Sharing Center showed it connected to the web. I tried setting IP addresses and resetting my router, but nothing worked in IE 8 to connect.

Windows update worked fine, Anti-Virus updated fine along with everything else.

I downloaded FireFox and it worked fine. HHHHHMMMMMMM

I figured out why IE 8 wasn’t connecting to the internet and  have solved the problem, hopefully.

Enable proxy settings in Internet Options

Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN Settings >

Put a check mark in the box “Use a proxy Server for your LAN…”

Don’t worry about an IP address, at least i didn’t and it worked for me.

I don’t know if this is the cause of everyones problem, or even if this is a permanent fix, but try it, it may be your fix.

Also, I cannot figure why IE 8 worked fine on Windows 7 when it was first Installed, then just stopped working..

Hope this helps.


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