IE6 - problems connecting to secure sites

  You Splitter 20:27 10 Jan 2005

Hi all.

I seem to have a problem connecting to secure sites. Always just ends up as 'Page cannot be displayed'. Have checked connections settings under advanced and SSL 2.0 / SSL 3.0 & TLS 1.0 are all selected. The system is running on 128 bit cipher setting.

The only way round the problem is, after clicking on the link (normally a log-in section)I manually remove the 's' from the address so that it reads "http:" rather than "https:".
Probably something really simple but at the moment I can't see the wood for the trees!!!

Any ideas appreciated.

  The BB 20:33 10 Jan 2005

Have a look at Help then About and check you have cipher 128 strength; if you've upgraded IE it sometimes stays at 40 bit and won't access sites. The patch is on the Microsoft site.

  octal 20:50 10 Jan 2005

It may be your firewall, try disabling it temporaly and see if you can get in.

  sandyb 21:14 10 Jan 2005

I have the same problem. I have tried all the suggested solutions above and none work

  You Splitter 22:47 10 Jan 2005

Thanks Guys.
I had already checked the Cipher Strength was 128-bit. I downloaded Zone Alarm when my 'free period' of Norton Firewall ran out. It appears that Norton FW was still running in the background. I thought I had disabled it. Just removed it, re-booted and everything seems to work fine.


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