Re: IE8 connection error
I have a similar problem; XP Pro SP-3 and IE8. My machine uses the
motherboard e-net jack to connect to a DSL modem (and the internet). I have
a NIC installed in a PCI slot that connects to a home LAN (of two computers).
I am not using ICS. When IE is opened, it goes right to the designated home
page. At the first attempt to go to another web site, IE starts trying to
use the home LAN and reports it can't open the web page. The only way I can
find to keep IE working is to disable the NIC that is connected to the home
LAN. With the NIC disabled, IE works just fine and all is well.
I can find no way to tell IE what network it should use. Is there some
setting somewhere that can make this kind of assignment?
"Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
> "MB" <MB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:FBF792D0-207E-4785-8E0B-64814C3EB770@microsoft.com...
> >I just got a new Dell Studio XPS computer with Windows 7 and IE8 (one of
> > those package deals). I modified my default IE Search Provider to be Google
> > instead of Bing. Yet every day when first trying to connect, I get the
> > message that the web page cannot be displayed. I click on the diagnose
> > button and that almost always corrects the problem. Finally caught that it
> > was resetting the local area connection adapter. I don't have wireless
> > connected and that shows as disabled.
> > Any suggestions? Anyone else run into this?
> Post in a W7 forum which specializes in networking.
> What matters is what your connection looks like to the OS.
> Apparently yours looks like a LAN but it is not ready
> to connect to the Internet when the OS wants to use it.
> FWIW the way I solve this problem is configure my DSL modem
> as a bridge and have the OS create a PPPoE connection
> at startup using rasdial. An alternative would be to configure
> the modem as a firewall but then always make sure that it had
> established the PPPoE connection before the OS tried to use
> the connection.
> I would hope that there were ways to make the OS aware of
> the real situation and hence provide more appropriate timeout values
> but I don't know what they are. Others may know or have other
> Robert Aldwinckle