XP Home won't allow file downloading from email or internet

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    AD Herrick

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    I am running XP home on an IBM Pentium 3 Aptiva. Last week installed a D-link wireless router so wife could access DSL with her laptop. In the installation process I had to set up the Aptiva as the Network host computer. Now whenever I try to download a file from either my email attachments or the internet I keep getting the message "your courrent security settings do not allow this file to be down loaded" - this occurs for every type of file. I have tried setting all of my "internet" settings to "Low", I have tried this in combination with disabling my firewalls, all without results. I would appreciate any advise how to resolve this. Thank you,

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    Goober THQ's Jester Moderator

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    What web browser are you using (i assume internet explorer?)
     
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    Yes, I am using internet explorer
     
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    Are you using an e-mail client or just the http version?
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't understand your question. I don't receive my email through Outlook Express but rather from an http address for the mailbox hosted by the DSL provider, but I am not sure if that is your question.
     
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    How do you access your mail? Do you go to a website, and check your mail from there? Or do you open up Outlook Express, and get mail through that?
     
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    I go directly to a website. I also cannot download email attachments from my Yahoo mailbox. The security is so tight that when I went to the Microsoft website to download their new software that detects spyware I couldn't even down load that file.
     
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    are you using anysort of firewall or any other means of filtering/blocking ports?
     
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    I am using the firewall that came with XP (or the service pac upgrade). However even when I disable the firewall the problem still exists. As far as I know there are no other filters.


    Best regards
     
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    have you gone under internet options and the security tab and created a custom level? if not make everything that you can "enabled" under Internet, and Local intranet. set the privacy tab slid bar thing to acept all cookies. then you will be the most unprotected IE user that i know of ;)
     
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