The problem im facing is quite annoying. I have plugged a LAN wire in the back of my computer and the other side in the back of my wireless router. My computer tells me it is connected to the internet and speed is at 100mbps but everytime I open internet explorer it loads for 30 seconds and then tells me 'the page cannot be displayed'. I have recently rebooted the PC too. I've had this computer for over 12 years �brought it with me when I moved out of my dads house and it's just been in storage. I don't have the AOL CD that it once came with and it's still on windows XP and the internet explorer is pretty old. I take the PC out of storage every few months just to see if I can do something about it, but never do so help would be kindly and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time reading this and I'm available for any questions.
Thank you for your reply! Where can I download IE 8 from? Back in the days download.com and later cnet.com were the place for such things.. now the smartest thing about me is my 'smartphone'. I don't even feel like a 90s kid. More like a 60s noob to computers (-_-)
I open internet explorer it loads for 30 seconds and then tells me
'the page cannot be displayed'.
Perhaps the URL for your homepage is invalid. Click in the address bar and try to go to a different website such as Google dot com. If that doesn't help then I have a few other ideas including installing a recent version of the Firefox browser that's compatible with XP. It'll work a lot better than any of the elderly versions of Internet Explorer.
I hate to ask, but I'm going to anyway... You are signed up with an ISP, right? I'm just thinking: it worked at your dad's house, and now it doesn't. Not having an ISP would explain the problem. Sorry if I'm insulting your intelligence.