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    can't download files (IE 5.5 on Win 98)

    I recently started connecting my portable to teh DSL line in the office that we have now. I'm not able to download ANY files of any type from the web. I tried dozens of times on different sites - where I know I can download the files on other machines/connections. Prior to this I used dialup with no problems on this machine. ie gives an irrelevant error message - (not using that computer right now but IIRC it was that the file did not exist on the server or some such).

    What could be wrong?? This is my first shot at using the DSL connection.
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    Re: can't download files (IE 5.5 on Win 98)

    Does your IT Dept ( if you have one ) have you on the allowed list to download?
    Have you checked your User Profile to see if you are not blocked?

    Check in IE Options>Security>Internet>Custom Level>Downloads> and check file download enable box?
    Also carefully check all of your other IE options while you are in there.
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    Re: can't download files (IE 5.5 on Win 98)

    no IT Dept - this is a non-profit and each person is their own IT Dept.

    I checked the File Download option and it was already enabled. Only some ActiveX controls (unsinged & unsafe ones) are disabled.

    Under Adv. Options - Security it has Use SSL 2.0 and 3.0 both checked??

    What else could be causing this??

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    Re: can't download files (IE 5.5 on Win 98)

    What happens, exactly? You right-click to Save Target As... and nothing happens, or ??

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    Re: can't download files (IE 5.5 on Win 98)

    Those security options are OK both checked.
    Who sets up your network connections? IS anyone sort of overseeing these things?

    I think I would go to Control Panel> Network Connections and use the network wizard to set up a new connection for yourself. Maybe you have some left over settings from when it was Dialup.
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    Re: can't download files (IE 5.5 on Win 98)

    " What happens, exactly?"

    - Not even that - I click on the file and the usual choice box comes up asking whether I want to view it or save it to disk - neither works.

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