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Cannot browse but able to Ping website


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#1 mabobine

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 11:38 AM

I bought an HP 540 laptop and did fresh installation of Windows XP Professional. 

 

I installed the wireless drivers to connect to my WIFI and it was done successfully, however, as soon as i opened the internet explorer for browsing, I was unable to visit any website. 

 

I performed the "Diagnose Connection Problem" and got the error message 

 

"Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP, ..... Check the firewall settings for the HTTP port (80), ... "

 

Strangely, I am able to ping the websites 

 

I did the Windows XP installation again but the error still persists

 

 

 



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:45 PM

IE 8 and below...and Windows XP...are persona non grata to most websites these days. 

 

Try a different browser of your choice.

 

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 07:35 AM

Did you install SP3? I mostly use FF 50, but there isn't such problem with my IE8 on XP.

 

EDIT: But Hamluis is right. There are some problems with some websites.


Edited by devilus, 19 December 2016 - 08:48 AM.

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