IE and AOL don't play nice?


B

Bradley V. Stone

Ok, so I am helping a friend today. He said that IE wasn't working with
his dial-up AOL connection.

So the first thing I do is test. Sure enough, it doesn't work. Just
displays "the page could not be displayed" like it cant find the website(s).

I checked all the settings, and nothing was amuk. I installed Mozilla
and that worked fine.

When you first open IE you see it says "connecting to 127.0.0.1" which
made me thing it was a proxy setting, but I checked everything and there
are no proxy settings in IE or in AOL that are set. I even set them
then unset them to make sure.

Now, if you have IE open and you type a URL into the location bar, you
see it goes to search.msn.com or something looking for variations of the
URL (ie, you type www.yahoo.com and it searches for www.www.yahoo.com,
www.yahoo.biz, etc.. etc) then again errors out.

Ping works fine from DOS prompt.

I took his computer home, hooked it up to my DSL router, and it worked
fine. Took it back, no luck. While Ihad it home I did all the windows
updates, IE updates, installed adaware and spybot and AVG and they found
some things, but nothing that looked related.

Installed AOL 9.0 (from 8.0) and nothing. So for now he says he'll feel
fine using Mozilla, but I would like to get IE going for him (or better,
yet, ditch AOL!)

Is it that IE and AOL don't play nice together or something? He never
had this problem with other ISPs.
 
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B

Bradley V. Stone

Already been there. None of it applies or works.

Anyone else have the problem?
 
P

phillip

-----Original Message-----
Ok, so I am helping a friend today. He said that IE wasn't working with
his dial-up AOL connection.

So the first thing I do is test. Sure enough, it doesn't work. Just
displays "the page could not be displayed" like it cant find the website(s).

I checked all the settings, and nothing was amuk. I installed Mozilla
and that worked fi
When you first open IE you see it says "connecting to 127.0.0.1" which
made me thing it was a proxy setting, but I checked everything and there
are no proxy settings in IE or in AOL that are set. I even set them
then unset them to make sure.

Now, if you have IE open and you type a URL into the location bar, you
see it goes to search.msn.com or something looking for variations of the
URL (ie, you type www.yahoo.com and it searches for www.www.yahoo.com,
www.yahoo.biz, etc.. etc) then again errors out.

Ping works fine from DOS prompt.

I took his computer home, hooked it up to my DSL router, and it worked
fine. Took it back, no luck. While Ihad it home I did all the windows
updates, IE updates, installed adaware and spybot and AVG and they found
some things, but nothing that looked related.

Installed AOL 9.0 (from 8.0) and nothing. So for now he says he'll feel
fine using Mozilla, but I would like to get IE going for him (or better,
yet, ditch AOL!)

Is it that IE and AOL don't play nice together or something? He never
had this problem with other ISPs.

having the same problem with aol and ie6. ie works fine
with other isp's but will not work with aol . it was
working fine but recently stopped .any body have any ideas
 
H

H Leboeuf

127.0.0.1 is your computer. It's probably a redirection from a HOSTS file.

Look for a file named HOSTS (no extension, could be hidden) rename it
OLDHOSTS.

How to Configure Internet Explorer to Work with AOL as Your ISP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=165474 (i. e. 4, 5. W95/98 5/12/2003)


AOL News and E-mail Servers Are Not Compatible with Outlook Express
When you try to use Outlook Express to access America Online's news server,
you may receive the following error message:
The host <news server> could not be found. Please verify that you have
entered the server name correctly
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=181429 (o. e. 4, 5, 6. W95/98/NT4/2000/ME
10/25/2002)


Other issues with AOL.
http://www.colba.net/~hlebo49/aol.htm

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B

Bradley V. Stone

H said:
127.0.0.1 is your computer. It's probably a redirection from a HOSTS file.

No, this isn't the problem.
Look for a file named HOSTS (no extension, could be hidden) rename it
OLDHOSTS.

How to Configure Internet Explorer to Work with AOL as Your ISP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=165474 (i. e. 4, 5. W95/98 5/12/2003)

Win XP... again, seen this site 100 times, it doesn't apply here.

Thanks anyways.. I know there are 2 or 3 of us having the exact same
problem (that have posted). When searching for a solution you get
100000 hits on these types of answers, but none from anyone who has
solved the problem it seems.

I think AOL hosed IE somehow. AOL browser and Mozilla work fine. His
IE works fine when connected to my DSL. So it has to be AOL doing
something.
 
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H

H Leboeuf

This article lead me to a winsock problem.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=274498

ipconfig.exe, see if this article is appropriate and try some of the
switches.
The Syntax and Options for Using the Ipconfig Diagnostic Utility for Network
Connections
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314850 (XP 8/6/2002)
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If not XP pro.

See:
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Henri Leboeuf
Web page: http://www.colba.net/~hlebo49/index.htm
** NOTE NEW ADDRESS **
Pages at generation.net will no longer be updated.
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phillip

-----Original Message-----
This article lead me to a winsock problem.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=274498

ipconfig.exe, see if this article is appropriate and try some of the
switches.
The Syntax and Options for Using the Ipconfig Diagnostic Utility for Network
Connections
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314850 (XP 8/6/2002)
--

If not XP pro.

See:
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Henri Leboeuf
Web page: http://www.colba.net/~hlebo49/index.htm
** NOTE NEW ADDRESS **
Pages at generation.net will no longer be updated.
===
redirection from a HOSTS
file.
manufacturer techs and aol techs and microsoft techs .we
have tried all the knowledge base fixes .cannot find a
reason that only aol will not work with internet explorer
when other isp's will.It has to be an aol problem but
they will not own up to it.
 

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