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    Wireless Connection and IE6

    My work laptop can connect to my wireless system at home but unfortunately I can not use IE6 to get to the net. My operating systems are XP. I have tried different IE settings but am not successful.

    Your assistance is appreciated.

    John

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    Which settings have you tried? What does IE display, a page not found error? How are you certain that your laptop is connecting to the LAN?
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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    How do you connect to the internet by phone, DSL or cable?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    Dave,

    I connect by cable modem. Cable modem to Wireless Router to Desktop PC via wireless PCI card. I'm trying to connect to the wireless router from the laptop (wireless PCI card).

    My wireless network connection signal strength on the laptop is excellent and the speed is at 54 Mbps.

    John

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    Mark,

    When I first attempt to use IE6 I receive an error message "Internet Explorer could not open the search page".

    Settings I have used include: Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings>check automatically detect settings

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    What firewalls are you running each system and have you allowed the laptop to access the local network and/or internet settings in the firewall?

    Also check for the "Work Off line" on the laptop. Look under File in the menu.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    Dave,

    The firewall is the router. Relative to the laptop getting access to the local network through the wireless network connection and having other users connect via internet connection sharing; box is checked or in a true status to allow other to use this computer's internet connection.

    John

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    Have you checked to see if the Windows XP Firewall is on? On all of my machines this was turned ON by default.

    Also Right click thr icon in the systray and select "Status". Check and make sure that you have it "Connected".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    I've had similar issues in the past. If you are sure that you are connected to the LAN and your desktop can get to the internet but your laptop cannot, try checking out the entry in the DNS server of your TCP/IP properties. Match whatever is in your desktop to your laptop settings. If you have to remove any settings from your work laptop, write them down before taking them out..... you don't want your tech supt getting mad at you do you? <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15> Hope this helps.

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    Re: Wireless Connection and IE6

    That was it. Too simple of a resolution.

    Thanks,
    John

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