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Fresh Win7, IE8 no connect with firewall enabled ...

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by RobinZ, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. RobinZ

    RobinZ Flightless Bird

    Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows firewall
    and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking but
    I cannot find it. What am I missing?

    Robin
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Did you format the HDD prior to installing Win7?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current?

    Do other applications connect?

    Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless internet
    USB modem? Is a router involved?

    Why can’t I connect to the Internet?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/why-can-t-i-connect-to-the-internet

    Post here instead:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads


    RobinZ wrote:
    > Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows
    > firewall
    > and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    > firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking
    > but I cannot find it. What am I missing?
     
  3. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    What is a "fresh install"?

    There are two ways to install Windows 7: An 'upgrade' installs Windows 7
    over an existing copy of Windows; a 'custom install' installs Windows 7
    on a formatted hard disk.

    Windows Firewall is enabled by default in Windows 7. Why did you have to
    enable it manually?
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    RobinZ wrote:
    > Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows firewall
    > and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    > firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking but
    > I cannot find it. What am I missing?
    >
    > Robin
     
  4. RobinZ

    RobinZ Flightless Bird

    Brand new drive. Everything else works, Firefox as we speak. Firewall enabled
    as in "outbound connections". Re-read my original post.



    "Leonard Grey" wrote:

    > What is a "fresh install"?
    >
    > There are two ways to install Windows 7: An 'upgrade' installs Windows 7
    > over an existing copy of Windows; a 'custom install' installs Windows 7
    > on a formatted hard disk.
    >
    > Windows Firewall is enabled by default in Windows 7. Why did you have to
    > enable it manually?
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > RobinZ wrote:
    > > Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows firewall
    > > and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    > > firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking but
    > > I cannot find it. What am I missing?
    > >
    > > Robin

    > .
    >
     
  5. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    In a custom install of Windows 7 on a blank, formatted hard drive,
    Windows Firewall is enabled by default. There is nothing to enable.

    If you discovered that Windows Firewall was disabled, and so you had to
    enable it yourself, there is more to the story.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    RobinZ wrote:
    > Brand new drive. Everything else works, Firefox as we speak. Firewall enabled
    > as in "outbound connections". Re-read my original post.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" wrote:
    >
    >> What is a "fresh install"?
    >>
    >> There are two ways to install Windows 7: An 'upgrade' installs Windows 7
    >> over an existing copy of Windows; a 'custom install' installs Windows 7
    >> on a formatted hard disk.
    >>
    >> Windows Firewall is enabled by default in Windows 7. Why did you have to
    >> enable it manually?
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> RobinZ wrote:
    >>> Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows firewall
    >>> and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    >>> firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking but
    >>> I cannot find it. What am I missing?
    >>>
    >>> Robin

    >> .
    >>
     
  6. RobinZ

    RobinZ Flightless Bird

    Using Microsoft Security Essentials download. Everything else works. IE never
    worked unless I turn off MS firewall.


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Did you format the HDD prior to installing Win7?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current?
    >
    > Do other applications connect?
    >
    > Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless internet
    > USB modem? Is a router involved?
    >
    > Why can’t I connect to the Internet?
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/why-can-t-i-connect-to-the-internet
    >
    > Post here instead:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads
    >
    >
    > RobinZ wrote:
    > > Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows
    > > firewall
    > > and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    > > firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking
    > > but I cannot find it. What am I missing?

    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What Leonard said.

    How long was the computer connected to the internet before MSE was installed
    & updated?

    Repost:

    Do other applications connect?

    Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless internet
    USB modem? Is a router involved?

    Have you posted here yet? =>
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads


    RobinZ wrote:
    > Using Microsoft Security Essentials download. Everything else works. IE
    > never worked unless I turn off MS firewall.
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >> Did you format the HDD prior to installing Win7?
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current?
    >>
    >> Do other applications connect?
    >>
    >> Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless
    >> internet USB modem? Is a router involved?
    >>
    >> Why can’t I connect to the Internet?
    >> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/why-can-t-i-connect-to-the-internet
    >>
    >> Post here instead:
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads
    >>
    >>
    >> RobinZ wrote:
    >>> Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows
    >>> firewall
    >>> and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    >>> firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall
    >>> blocking
    >>> but I cannot find it. What am I missing?

    >>
    >> .
     
  8. RobinZ

    RobinZ Flightless Bird

    What part of "IE connects with MS firewall off, no connection when on"
    requires so much beating around the bush? I obviously have encountered some
    very unique situation. I have a business environment with TMG2010 firewall
    and all flavours of desktops (including W7).

    I will try things out on the forum you suggested. Thanks



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > What Leonard said.
    >
    > How long was the computer connected to the internet before MSE was installed
    > & updated?
    >
    > Repost:
    >
    > Do other applications connect?
    >
    > Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless internet
    > USB modem? Is a router involved?
    >
    > Have you posted here yet? =>
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads
    >
    >
    > RobinZ wrote:
    > > Using Microsoft Security Essentials download. Everything else works. IE
    > > never worked unless I turn off MS firewall.
    > >
    > >
    > > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > >> Did you format the HDD prior to installing Win7?
    > >>
    > >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > >> subscription current?
    > >>
    > >> Do other applications connect?
    > >>
    > >> Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless
    > >> internet USB modem? Is a router involved?
    > >>
    > >> Why can’t I connect to the Internet?
    > >> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/why-can-t-i-connect-to-the-internet
    > >>
    > >> Post here instead:
    > >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> RobinZ wrote:
    > >>> Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows
    > >>> firewall
    > >>> and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    > >>> firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall
    > >>> blocking
    > >>> but I cannot find it. What am I missing?
    > >>
    > >> .

    >
    > .
    >
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > I have a business environment with TMG2010 firewall

    If a third-party firewall is enabled, you don't want the Windows Firewall
    enabled! Speak with your Admin or Tech Support department.

    RobinZ wrote:
    > What part of "IE connects with MS firewall off, no connection when on"
    > requires so much beating around the bush? I obviously have encountered
    > some
    > very unique situation. I have a business environment with TMG2010 firewall
    > and all flavours of desktops (including W7).
    >
    > I will try things out on the forum you suggested. Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> What Leonard said.
    >>
    >> How long was the computer connected to the internet before MSE was
    >> installed & updated?
    >>
    >> Repost:
    >>
    >> Do other applications connect?
    >>
    >> Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless
    >> internet USB modem? Is a router involved?
    >>
    >> Have you posted here yet? =>
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads
    >>
    >>
    >> RobinZ wrote:
    >>> Using Microsoft Security Essentials download. Everything else works. IE
    >>> never worked unless I turn off MS firewall.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>>> Did you format the HDD prior to installing Win7?
    >>>>
    >>>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >>>> subscription current?
    >>>>
    >>>> Do other applications connect?
    >>>>
    >>>> Are you connecting via dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite, or wireless
    >>>> internet USB modem? Is a router involved?
    >>>>
    >>>> Why can’t I connect to the Internet?
    >>>> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/why-can-t-i-connect-to-the-internet
    >>>>
    >>>> Post here instead:
    >>>> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> RobinZ wrote:
    >>>>> Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows
    >>>>> firewall
    >>>>> and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    >>>>> firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall
    >>>>> blocking
    >>>>> but I cannot find it. What am I missing?
    >>>>
    >>>> .

    >>
    >> .
     
  10. RobinZ

    RobinZ Flightless Bird

    This post has turned into a complete farce! Everyone who reads these replies
    should forget about everything you have just read and move on to the next one.



    "Leonard Grey" wrote:

    > In a custom install of Windows 7 on a blank, formatted hard drive,
    > Windows Firewall is enabled by default. There is nothing to enable.
    >
    > If you discovered that Windows Firewall was disabled, and so you had to
    > enable it yourself, there is more to the story.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > RobinZ wrote:
    > > Brand new drive. Everything else works, Firefox as we speak. Firewall enabled
    > > as in "outbound connections". Re-read my original post.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Leonard Grey" wrote:
    > >
    > >> What is a "fresh install"?
    > >>
    > >> There are two ways to install Windows 7: An 'upgrade' installs Windows 7
    > >> over an existing copy of Windows; a 'custom install' installs Windows 7
    > >> on a formatted hard disk.
    > >>
    > >> Windows Firewall is enabled by default in Windows 7. Why did you have to
    > >> enable it manually?
    > >> ---
    > >> Leonard Grey
    > >> Errare humanum est
    > >>
    > >> RobinZ wrote:
    > >>> Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows firewall
    > >>> and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    > >>> firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking but
    > >>> I cannot find it. What am I missing?
    > >>>
    > >>> Robin
    > >> .
    > >>

    > .
    >
     
  11. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    You have only yourself to blame.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    RobinZ wrote:
    > This post has turned into a complete farce! Everyone who reads these replies
    > should forget about everything you have just read and move on to the next one.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" wrote:
    >
    >> In a custom install of Windows 7 on a blank, formatted hard drive,
    >> Windows Firewall is enabled by default. There is nothing to enable.
    >>
    >> If you discovered that Windows Firewall was disabled, and so you had to
    >> enable it yourself, there is more to the story.
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> RobinZ wrote:
    >>> Brand new drive. Everything else works, Firefox as we speak. Firewall enabled
    >>> as in "outbound connections". Re-read my original post.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Leonard Grey" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> What is a "fresh install"?
    >>>>
    >>>> There are two ways to install Windows 7: An 'upgrade' installs Windows 7
    >>>> over an existing copy of Windows; a 'custom install' installs Windows 7
    >>>> on a formatted hard disk.
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows Firewall is enabled by default in Windows 7. Why did you have to
    >>>> enable it manually?
    >>>> ---
    >>>> Leonard Grey
    >>>> Errare humanum est
    >>>>
    >>>> RobinZ wrote:
    >>>>> Installed a fresh install of Windows7 (no upgrade), enabled windows firewall
    >>>>> and allowed program through firewall and I am unable to connect. When
    >>>>> firewall is disabled, IE connects. Something in windows firewall blocking but
    >>>>> I cannot find it. What am I missing?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Robin
    >>>> .
    >>>>

    >> .
    >>
     

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