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Internet Explorer Cannot Connect to the Internet, but Firefox, Downloader Does

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Yeah, it sucks indeed, when you need Internet Explorer (IE) but suddenly IE cannot connect to the Internet, meanwhile Firefox, downloader like IDM, etc are able to connect. Of course since IE cannot connect, other applications depend on IE’s settings also unable to connect, such as Yahoo Messenger (YM).

Just knew this when this afternoon I tried to log in to YM but couldn’t, I thought I had problems due to Internet connection (slow or unstable connection). But this night when I tried to install Github Windows, an error occured with error message “Error: An error occurred trying to download ‘http://github-windows.s3.amazonaws.com/GitHub.application’.” After time consuming investigation, the cause was IE. Tried to open Google in IE, but no luck. What a weird, why IE unable to open Google while Firefox does able to.

After browsing around, few things that’s worth to try to fix this Internet connection problem in IE are:

Awal mula ketika siang tadi mencoba konek ke YM tidak bisa, saya kira karena masalah koneksi, tapi malam ini ketika mencoba install Github Windows ternyata tidak bisa. Selidik punya selidik ternyata ketika membuka IE, buka ke mbah Google saja tidak bisa. Aneh, padahal dengan Firefox bisa.

Setelah browsing ke sana kemari, beberapa cara yang patut dicoba untuk membenarkan koneksi Internet di Internet Explorer, antara lain:

Dari cara di atas yang berhasil untuk saya adalah cara Mendisable Proxy sederhana memang tapi terkadang kalau kita tidak tahu atau lupa settingan jadinya ya repot juga. Sehari-hari saya menggunakan WiFi di rumah begitu juga di kantor (bisa kabel atau WiFi), berhubung sekarang menggunakan modem dial-up jadinya settingan yang tepat bukan di bagian Local Area Network (LAN) settings.