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IE not using wireless connection with SP2

by farbod / December 17, 2004 2:10 AM PST

I am running XP with the SP2 installed. Very recently, I am having problems with Internet Explorer recognizing the wireless connection.

The wireless network connectins shows that it is recognizing and connected. But when I try to view any site IE tells me that I need to connect to the Internet, then times out.

I tried checking for hardware problems and the Wireless card is being recognized. I even tried checking to see if something called the Wireless
Zero Configuration was running..and it is.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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There's a setting
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 17, 2004 3:36 AM PST

in IE somewhere to "Work Offline", but I'll be darned if I can see it on my IE.

IE Help says, "To work offline goto File menu, click Work Offline", but I can't see it in my File Menu.

I say this because I wonder if your IE is set to Work Offline?

At the bottom of the IE window, is there a message or an icon that says Offline? If so, click it and see if you can change back to online.

Good luck


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Not set to work offline :-(
by farbod / December 17, 2004 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: There's a setting

Thanks. But that was one of the things I checked.
It even pops up the "Connect / Work Offline" window. I hit connect, it goes away, but still does not recognize that it is already connected.

Also, when I first start IE it searches for Proxy settings...but nothing.


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You shouldn't see a Proxy settings ....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2004 5:18 AM PST

Time to go to Tools, Options, Connections and remove that.


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I have seen this
by xperiment229 / January 21, 2005 1:10 AM PST

Do you have a D-Link Router?
I am having this same issue on a number of PC
Even after going through Internet Connection wizard and setting up cor a connection that is always on
Verifing that there are not any check in the LAN settings and If I connect directly to the Modem or Router it will connect just fine

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by the way
by xperiment229 / January 21, 2005 1:11 AM PST
In reply to: I have seen this

I am able to connect to the wireless network

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