IE8 won't connect unless I do anything in LAN Set

  coolteach 18:20 19 Aug 10

I've just reinstalled Win 7 and IE8 on my laptop. However, it doesn't work (connection error page displayed) unless I tick and untick something (it doesn't matter what!) in the LAN Settings!? I have no proxys set and Firefox works no problem. Ticking anything and unticking absolutely anything within the LAN settings screen makes IE8 work until reboot.

Incidentally Windows Live Mail also refuses to connect until I have gone through this procedure in IE8. It is as if IE8 is seeing proxies that aren't actually there.


  birdface 18:46 19 Aug 10

tick automatically detect setting in Lan.then remember to press Ok.Apply.Ok

  birdface 18:49 19 Aug 10

Or Programs and make sure Internet Explorer is the default web browser.

  coolteach 19:07 19 Aug 10

Thanks. Will give these a go and see what happens.

  coolteach 13:27 20 Aug 10

Turned out it was Dell Quickset utility (which I need leaving on for work config). Fixed problem by telling it to mod the reg entry for auto detect setting when Quickset runs and this did the trick!

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