that both my computer and my daugher's, both on the same phone line, were surfing ok before the above scenario. I have no idea how I could have messed up my daugher's computer by changing settings on mine. Maybe someone has an idea about that. grandpaw
Long time waiting.
I was having a problem with PeoplePC, which i had just installed, so I contacted their installation support phone line. Without going into gory detail, my stomach wouldn't take it, the tech had me do a large number of settings changes, goiing into Run commands I never heard of and which have now disappeared, I presume because I reset Windows 98 in hopes that might restore IE6; at the time, I wondered why the tech was having me make such extensive changes, seemingly in places I did not think were relevant to the problem. I really can't rememver what all places and changes were involved, though we did fool around with the window that lists TCP etc and make various changes. Anyhow, after we were through, I was supposed to see if PeoplePC was working okay. No, it wasn't. But, worse, much worse, when I did get connected online via another ISP, NetZero, I found that I couldn't go to any websites--I keep getting the Page Not Available screen.
But wait! It gets worse. So I used my daughter's computer, or meant to.
But, alas, it has the same problem. When I try to go to a website on it, I also get the Page Not Available screen.
The PeoplePC people won't acknowledge that they did anything wrong. And maybe it was just coincidence, but I didn't do anything that they didn't instruct me to.
So, perhaps I need to have a guru take over, but first I thought I'd see if someone has any thoughts about my problem.
If you don't catch me here, try the nut house. I think that is where my computer wants to drive me.
P.S. I'm relegated to the computers at Kinko's, so I'll be back here later today to check for replies.