IEFIX which you find with google.com
Next, the usual is that the owner set IE's connection properties to use a PROXY and there is no proxy...
My initial problem is now twofold. I cannot use IE as my browser although experiencing no problems with Firefox.
Concerning I E following typing the URL it goes through the motionns of connecting to the search page as indicicated by the series of commands in the bottom left hand corner of the screen but ultimately the screen indicates that the page cannot be displayrd and that that IE could not connect to the search page. I have checked this is not attributable to my firewall.