WIFI unsecure...HTTP vs HTTPS RRS feed

  • Question

  • While in public locations with open WIFI I can no longer get connected to HTTP web sites?  why.  HTTPS wevb sites allow connection,  and IM works ok so what is the issue?  What do I need to do to fix this problem?
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:05 PM


  • I don't believe this has anything to do with OneCare. OneCare's firewall would block *all* traffic if the application was not allowed and the OneCare secure WiFi functionality means that it will suggest that you enable security on your own wireless network. When you are connected to an open WiFi network, OneCare will switch to Public mode, which is a firewall setting that blocks certain activity such as File and Printer Sharing, network discovery, and media sharing.

    You may want to try resetting your browser settings to default. In IE7, Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:23 PM