Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Cannot browse but able to Ping website

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 mabobine


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:10:39 PM

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




BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 hamluis



  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:11:39 AM

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.



#3 devilus


  • Members
  • 360 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:08:39 PM

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.

Self-built PC, Lian-Li PC-A70B, GA-EX38-DS5, Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz, Leadtek 9600GT, Kingston 4GB DDR2, Enermax Galaxy 850W

Selective boot (F12):

Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit, installed 2008, Samsung HD502HJ (500GB, SATA)

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit, installed 2016, Samsung 850 EVO (120GB, SSD)

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit, installed 2018, Intel 320 (120GB, SSD)

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users