>>> I am having problems connecting to internet explorer on my laptop.
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>>> possible, for as my user name implies, I am a computer idiot.
>>Look in "Control Panel/Internet Options/connections/Lan settings". Is it
>>set to automatically detect settings? Is anything entered for the Proxy
>>server and is it checked?
> Yes the automatic detect box is checked and no there is nothing in the
OK, in "Control Panel / Internet Options / Security" check to see that the
settings for each category (Internet, Local, Trusted, Restricted) and
restore them to default if any have changed - select the category then click
the default if it is selectable. If that doesn't help then I suggest you
install Firefox to help isolate the problem. Do you have another computer
or a friend who could download it for you and put it on a thumb drive? The
idea is if Firefox works then you know the problem is isolated to Internet
Explorer. If Firefox doesn't work then you have a problem that is more