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Detecting Proxy Settings

by detroitsportsrockk / August 4, 2006 12:49 AM PDT

Each time I open my browser (IE) in XP2000 home version I get a message that it is "detecting proxy settings". This delays the browser opening everytime and I find it annoying.

Question: do I have to go through this each time I load IE? (seems I never used to have to but do now)

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Some questions...
by John.Wilkinson / August 4, 2006 10:56 AM PDT

Before making any suggestions I have a couple questions:

1.) How do you connect to the internet? Is it dial-up, DSL, cable, or satellite?
2.) Are you connected to a network or directly to the internet?
3.) Have you installed anonymous surfing software lately? (Eg. Anonymizer)
4.) Is this Windows XP, not Windows 2000, correct?
5.) Are you using Internet Explorer 6 or 7 Beta?
6.) Do you have the same problem when using another browser, such as Firefox?
7.) Click here and then tell it to check your IP the information remotely correct?

Let us know.

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Detecting Proxy settings
by detroitsportsrockk / August 4, 2006 3:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Some questions...




4)Windows XP

5)IE 6

6)haven't tried another browser

7)info is substantially correct

Thank you for your reply,


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Late reply...
by John.Wilkinson / August 8, 2006 12:58 PM PDT

I apologize for the late response, but if the issue still remains launch IE, go Tools->Internet Options, select the Connections tab, and click LAN Settings. On the next window make sure that all of the boxes, including ''automatically detect settings,'' are unchecked and then OK your way out. If the boxes already appear as unchecked then check, apply, then uncheck them.

Hope this helps,

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Detecting Proxy settings
by detroitsportsrockk / August 24, 2006 10:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Late reply...

Worked like a charm sir, thank you very much,


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