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Why my internet explorer cannot display the webpage?

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My internet explorer keeps saying it cannot display the web page. This is happening only on my laptop not my home PC. I can access the web via real player on the laptop but not internet explorer (even though it is showing the laptop is connected to the internet). I have gone through all of Microsoft’s troubleshooting methods, (the general and advanced) and wonder if the only way to sort the problem is to uninstall internet explorer and to then reinstall it, or is there something else I could try?

Just in case it helps I couldn't use Google chrome to access the internet on the laptop as well and so I uninstalled this to see if it helped, and it didn't.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

Please follow the steps below:

Part 1 of 4:
Please follow the steps below from the "problematic" computer:

1- Click Start

2- Click Control Panel

3- Click "Network and Sharing Center"

4- Click "Manage Wireless Networks"

5- Remove (delete) ALL the network names you will see there

Part 2 of 4:
1- Click Start, then type ncpa.cpl and press Enter

2- The "Network Connections" window will show up

3- Right click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties

4- Click the Networking tab. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 TCP/Ipv4 and then click Properties (or if you don't have IP Version 4, just click TCP/IP and click Properties)

5- Select "Obtain an IP address automatically"

6- Make sure also that "Obtain DNS server address automatically" is selected

7- Click OK

Part 3 of 4:
Then please follow the steps below also:

1- Open Internet Explorer (even if you use another browser)

2- On Internet Explorer click Tools, then click "Internet Options"

3- Click Connections

4- Click "Lan Settings"

5- Make sure "Automatically detect settings" is SELECTED

6- Make sure "Use automatic configuration script" is UNCHECKED

7- Make sure "Use a proxy server......" is UNCHECKED

8- Click OK

9- Click Apply then Click OK

Part 4 of 4:
1- Click Start

2- Click Control Panel

3- Click "Classic View" on the left

4- Click "Network and Sharing Center"

5- Click "Connect to a Network" (on the left)

6- You will see a list of wireless networks, please select your network name and click "Connect"

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

This hasn't sorted out the problem.

I still get told that internet explorer cannot display the web page.

Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

OK. Is the "problematic" computer with Windows Vista connected to the router with an Ethernet cable?

Or are you connected via wireless?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is on a wireless connection.

I have also tried it with the Ethernet cable and it still didn't work.

Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

OK, please make sure it is connected to the wireless network. Then please follow the steps below:

1- Click Start, then type "command" without the quotes and press Enter

2- A black terminal window will show up. Please type "ipconfig/all" without the quotes and let me know the "Default Gateway", "IPv4 address", "IPv6 address", DHCP, DNS and "Subnet Mask" info under "Wireless Network Connection"

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Default gateway - :

IPv4 address -

IPv6 address - 2001:0:4137:9e76:cb4:39b5:3f57:fef8<Preferred>

DHCP - enabled

DNS -

Subnet Mask -

There is no IPv4 address, I have got 3 options for the DNS suffix and there is not a subnet mask.

Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

OK, please follow the steps below:

1- Click Start, then type ncpa.cpl and press Enter

2- The "Network Connections" window will show up

3- Right click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties

4- Click the Networking tab.

5- Make sure TCP Version 4 is CHECKED

6- Make sure TCP Version 6 is Unchecked

7- Click OK and/or Apply to save the changes

8- Wait 2 minutes and try to connect. Does it work now?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No

Is it a virus or something?

Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

Hard to say, but we can check it.

Please follow the steps below again:

Then please follow the steps below:

1- Click Start, then type "command" without the quotes and press Enter

2- A black terminal window will show up. Please type "ipconfig/all" without the quotes and let me know the "Default Gateway", "IPv4 address", "IPv6 address", DHCP, DNS and "Subnet Mask" info under "Wireless Network Connection"

Also, please follow the steps below to check for malware:

1- Restart the computer and immediately press F8 repeatedly (before the windows logo appears), until you get the Boot Menu

2- Choose "Safe Mode WITH NETWORKING" and press ENTER

3- Wait for windows to be completely loaded

4- Download and run Malware Bytes clicking here ---> http://wikisend.com/download/623384

5- Then click the "Download File" button to download it

6- Malmare Bytes it is a FREE application if used at home. Do NOT click the "Purchase" button

7- Open the application and update it

8- Then run it (FULL SCAN) and delete all the malware it may detect (click "Remove Selected")

9- Restart the computer

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Default Gateway - :

IPv6 address - 2001:0:4137:9e76:cb4:39b5:3f57:fef8<preferred>

DHCP enabled - on

I can't find any reference to these:-DNS and Subnet Mask and IPv4 address

It is scanning at the moment.

Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

Then it seems you didn't unchecked the IP Version 6, or didn't save the changes.

Please check that again. The IP Version 6 should be blank after the changes.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Still unable to connect, there were no problems found by the scan.

I had unchecked the IP version 6 box already.

So I then run the "command" and IPconfig/all method and that is the same as when I last contacted you.

Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

Do you see the IP Version 6 address under "Wireless Network" or under "Local Area Network"?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is under wireless network.

Expert:  Engineer John C. replied 3 years ago.

Ok, please follow the steps below:

1- Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then RIGHT CLICK "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".

2- The terminal black screen will be opened.

3- Type "ipconfig/release" without the quotes and press Enter

4- Type "ipconfig/renew" without the quotes and press Enter

5- Type "NETSH WINSOCK RESET" without the quotes and press Enter

6- Type "netsh int ip reset all" without the quotes and press ENTER

7- Try to connect

If no luck, please follow the steps below from a different computer (a computer that you can actually connect to internet):

1- Click Start, then type "command" without the quotes and press Enter

2- A black terminal window will show up. Please type "ipconfig/all" without the quotes and let me know the "Default Gateway", "IPv4 address", "IPv6 address", DHCP, DNS and "Subnet Mask" info under "Wireless Network Connection" or "Local Area Network"

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