Browsers not finding server

  Quiet Life 15:40 20 Mar 2012
Locked
Answered

I am trying to assist with a netbook. The netbook connects OK to my wireless router and Outlook Express and Skype work OK. Internet Explorer does not connect and I get message Cannot find Server.There is no antivirus or firewall in operation. I have scanned laptop for nasties and it is clean. Installed Chrome and again pages do not load and message is Waiting. nSuggestions to solve this problem appreciated.

  rdave13 16:38 20 Mar 2012

Have you tried flushing the DNS, http://www.whatsmydns.net/flush-dns.html

  birdface 18:58 20 Mar 2012

Try with your Firewall turned off.Or maybe check your anti-malware program in case that is stopping it.

  woodchip 21:45 20 Mar 2012

try rebooting router with computer connected and turned on, if wireless it will need the network keyboard inputting into pc

  Quiet Life 14:58 27 Mar 2012
Answer

Thanks for the responses. There was a control program Parents Carefree installed which prohibited internet access. When I obtained the pass word I changed the settings.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Microsoft Paint set to die after 32 years

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment désactiver la saisie intuitive et paramétrer votre clavier ?