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  • Can't auto detect proxy settings?

    I have this problem with my WINDOWS XP Professional – when the “Obtain IP address automatically" setting is enabled - it only gets as far as "detecting proxy settings", "opening page" but then comes up with the "unable to connect" page, i.e it will not connect to either a wireless or cabled LAN

    The only way so far that I have been able to connect to either is to manually type in all settings within the TCP/IP area on Network connections, i.e for my home wireless setup or a hotel if they can provide me with the information.

    Once I type in all required fields, I can connect to a network immediately, if I select auto-detect, it will not connect. The fields I populate are in the TCP/IP settings are:

    IP address

    Subnet mask

    Default Gateway

    then in "use the following DNS server"

    Preferred DNS server

    Alternate DNS server

    My windows is XP Professional Version 2002 with no fixes applied.

    Can anybody advise me why this might be and how I can resolve this annoying issue?

    Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

  • #2
    Re: Can't auto detect proxy settings?

    Sounds like DHCP is not enabled on the networks you are browsing.

    When this happens can you do an IPCONFIG /ALL and post the results here.

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    • #3
      Re: Can't auto detect proxy settings?

      Originally posted by jr8up
      My windows is XP Professional Version 2002 with no fixes applied
      Do you mean not even Service Pack 1 or 2? If so, VERY UNSAFE.
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      • #4
        Re: Can't auto detect proxy settings?

        DHCP and NAT must be enabled on main server. ask ur network admin for this.


        regards;
        Hassan

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