Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:19 PM
System: WinXP Professional Version 5.1.2500 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
Internet Explorer: Version 7.0.5730.13
Recently purchased refurb. Installed my internet service software. First couple of times it connected fine. Third or fourth time around whenever I tried to connect Internet Explorer either would connect to a cached older version of web page or else would refuse to connect and gave me this message:
Webpage unavailable while offline.
The webpage you requested is not available online.
To view this page, click connect.
- Connect - Stay Offline
Only problem was: I was online. My connection was good and my software confirmed the connection. After several tries, I disconnected completely, then reconnected using a new phone number. Suddenly everything went back to normal and I was able to connect normally again.
Story over, right? Nope... guess what? A few days later, I started getting the same error message with the new number. Solution: disconnect, then dial-up using another brand new phone number. Now my connection works again... for the moment.
I've run AVG and the latest versions of SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes. They all claim my computer is virus and adware free. (The only glitch are some cookies installed by my internet service. The programs don't flag this as a serious threat, though.)