Using internal dial up modem, on my XP Pro laptop, to connect to phone line (ie no fast broadband being used here).
I launch my Web Browser…
It attempts to connect (loads of high pitched squealing).
It’s successful (small bubble icon, bottom of screen, even reads “…Dial up connected at 48Kbps…” and checking out ‘Network Connections’ shows it’s connected.
Web Browser reads “finding site…” OK nothing suspect there.
After an eternity (ie more than 60 seconds) reads “Page cannot be displayed…” yet the internet connect is still live… huh?
I’ve tried several website locations and even downloaded a different Web Browser (replacing Internet Explorer with Netscape -using another PC to download obviously) and installed it on the laptop. Still no joy.
The laptop was initially bought for a business environment intending to connect to a local network but I don’t think that happened – I’m reasonably savvy on some aspects of PCs but this has got me... maybe there’s some settings somewhere that I have to change ?
Two firewalls: one is the default windows one, this is on. The second is ZoneAlarm (Basic not Pro) this is also on but the 'program control' is set to allow Internet Explorer access (ie) it's set as a trusted program.