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5 Ways To Fix Your Internet Explorer When It Stops Working (Troubleshooting)

troubleshooting Internet Connection Problems In Windows 7 If your Internet Explorer suddenly stops working and you can no longer browse the internet, there are various things you can do to fix it.

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Before troubleshooting your connection always think about any changes you made recently. Most of them you made a small change that caused connection problems. Did you change your DNS provider? Did you install any tools? What software have you installed recently? Ask yourself a few questions first.

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2 Kill Your Firewall

Always make sure that there is nothing blocking the connection. What can that be? Firewalls, restrictive proxies or VPN’s, hosts file, anti-virus software and so much more.

3 Forward Ports

Always make sure that your router is configured correctly and that all ports are working properly. It can help to plug your ethernet cable into another port on your router or switch.

4 Temporarily Disable Protection Tools

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5 Finally, Troubleshoot Your Connection

If all of above fails, you can consider starting troubleshooting your connection:

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Published: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 Last Modified: February 21, 2015

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