Wireless internet connectivity problems on Windows XP machines

30 pts.
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Internet connection
Microsoft Windows XP
Wireless Internet
Wireless network management
Wireless networking
My users can connect with their laptops on our wired connection. When they go on the road and try to connect via wireless in hotels/airports etc the wireless connection connects, gives them a local IP address etc. yet they are unable to get any webpages to load. I've even had them try to use the IP addresses of websites (in case it was a DNS issue) with no luck. Any ideas on this one would be appreciated.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows XP SP3, Dell Laptops

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It sounds like the users have a proxy server configured in their browser settings. That setting will need to be modified/removed when they go on the road.

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  • Major8Payne
    What setting is that specifically in IE for Windows XP sp3?
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  • Labnuke99
    It is in the client browser configuration. In IE, Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings, Proxy.
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