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Windows 7: Cant connect to internet, but can to local network.

25 Jun 2012   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CalvT View Post
I finally solved this! In Internet Explorer - Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings - The use a proxy server box was checked but with no address or port specified. I unchecked it and everything worked
By default, that setting should not have had a check mark.

The default setting is to Automatically Detect Settings unless somebody changed it.

It's pretty hard to track down a problem like this needless to say, especially when you said that both IE and Chrome do not work which doesn't really make sense considering that the only problem was a proxy setting in IE.


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26 Jun 2012   #12
CalvT

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 

This also happened to another computer after one day of having Win7 installed...
As to the IE bit, I accessed the proxy setting via chrome, then realized that chrome was opening it from IE (it didn't open IE).
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