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Proxy settings

by rt66rootbeer / November 14, 2003 4:10 AM PST

I recently set up a network at our home between two computers in order to share our direcway satellite connection. In order to browse the web, however, you need to set up certain proxy settings. I was able to do that and now the interent works very well. however, although you can browse the web, programs such as Outlook or AIM cannot access the internet. When i attempt to retrieve my e-mail with outlook, i get and error message saying : server not found, check network settings, or somthing like that. I believe this is a problem with the way the proxy settings on outlook are set up. I have no idea how to set it up to be able to access the internet. any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Philip Sawyer

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Re:Proxy settings
by Michael Geist / November 14, 2003 8:07 AM PST
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What type of proxy server are you using? Or did you simply assigned a static IP?

Have you checked the incoming and outgoing mail servers in Outlook?

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Re:Re:Proxy settings
by rt66rootbeer / November 14, 2003 8:17 AM PST
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All i have done as of yet other than set up the network itself is set up an http proxy and port in IE to enable web browsing (tools>internet options, connections, LAN> Advanced: type proxy). And I have set up the e-mail servers in outlook, and i checked them and i am sure they are correct (I also tried several different servers to make sure that wasn't the problem). So I am still stuck.

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NO Proxy settings
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2003 8:28 AM PST
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Re: NO Proxy settings
by jondoh / December 11, 2004 1:16 AM PST
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Bob, I'm suddenly in the same predicament. I've never had any trouble at all hooking up with WVNN Radio, but now I'm getting this same error message when I click my shortcut to WVNN and Windows Media Player 10 takes over.

My firewall asked if I wanted to allow Internet access to a configuration tool, or something, and I clicked yes. It seems the firewall is not the culprit.

When I navigate to the WVNN site I find that I have to click their "Windows Media" tab. I then get a different message:

"This content might not be displayed properly. The file was restricted because the content doesn't match its security information."

It then asks if I want to display it anyway. I click "yes," and I'm offered a file download (wvnn.asp). Well, this changes nothing.

I'm not networked at all, but it has never mattered before, so it looks as if the problem lies with Windows Media, but I am stumped as to how to solve it.

Any suggestions?

Windows XP Home v5.01.2600 SP1 SP2 | Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 | eMachines T2042 | 2GHz Intel Celeron Processor | 512MB RAM | 40GB Hard Drive | Intel 3D AGP Graphics | 10/100Mbps Ethernet (3mbps) | CD-RW 16x/10x/40x Write | DVD 16x Play | eTrust Free Antivirus/Firewall Suite

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What little I know of WMP is at...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2004 1:22 AM PST
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The WMP MINI FAQ which I find with with those words.

WMP is one twitchy beast and I don't use it much. I use other programs most of the time, so I'm no expect with WMP. But the WMP MINI FAQ does seem to help.

Let me comment on one odd statement in your post. "I'm not networked at all," seems to me that anyone that connects to the internet is on a network. Many get a little lost that to use the internet, we do "network".


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