Windows Vista : Internet Explorer : Tools : Internet Options : Connections tab : LAN settings : under Automatic configuration, clear 'Automatically detect settings' and 'Use automatic configuration script'; under Proxy server, clear 'Use a proxy server for your LAN'.

Picture: Configuring LAN Settings in Internet Explorer
for Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).

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Troubleshooting tips - part 3