Can't access Geocities with IE


OSNN Junior Addict
6 Jan 2004
Everytime I try & access a geocities page internet explorer just times out looking for it. Any ideas whats up with that??
I had the same problem for month's on end then one day I got on a Geocities site no bother.
I've no idea what happened and what fixed it :confused:
is ti only with IE or do you have the same problem in other browsers??
what geocities page are you trying to get to... they could be blocked by your isp btw. So it may not be an IE problem.
Try posting a link so others can try.
they all aren't working in IE. i just downloaded a different browser & it works in that. so something in IE is blocking them....
Can you access other sites in IE, or is it just geocities?
I had that problem one time and I'll be damned if I can remember how I fixed it :/
This turned out to be the solution...

The problem is on Geocities side. For some reason they are blocking our proxy server. You can access their sites with Internet Explorer by disabling the proxies.

To Turn the Proxy Server 'OFF':

Using Internet Explorer

· Open Internet Explorer
· Select 'Tools', 'Internet Options', 'Connections'
· Click 'LAN' Settings button at the lower right corner
· Uncheck options under 'Automatic Configuration' and 'Proxy Server'
· Click 'OK'
· Click 'Apply', if available
· Click 'OK'
· Click the 'Refresh' button (Next to the 'Home' button)

Using Netscape

· Open Netscape
· Select 'Edit', then 'Preferences'
· Double-click 'Advanced', in the left menu
· Click 'Proxies'
· Click to change the setting to 'Direct connection to the Internet'
· Click 'OK'
· Click the 'Reload' button (Next to the 'Home' button)

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