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What are the reasons due to which Safari may not connect to Internet in Windows Operating System? Discuss tips to fix the issues.

Safari is a new web browser from Apple Inc. The browser comes integrated with Mac Operating System. It is also possible to install and run the browser in Windows Operating System. It has been added with many features of other currently available browsers. It also comes with a number of additional features like advanced page caching, location services preferences and private browsing mode etc. But, it is possible to get some issues with Safari browser installed in Windows Operating System. The most common problem is the browser not connecting to the Internet. You can see the browser rejecting to access any websites in the system. The Internet connection may drop at frequent intervals also. There may be a number of reasons behind the issue. The most possible reason includes the firewall being turned on in the system. It is possible that some Antivirus software disable Internet connection. Issues with modem may also result in Safari not connecting to the Internet issue.

Following are some tips to fix Safari not connecting to the Internet in Windows Operating System:
  • Verify firewall
  • Disable Antivirus
  • Reset modem

Verify firewall

It is possible that a firewall has been enabled in the Windows XP Operating System. The firewall blocks the Internet connection of the browser. You need to verify that the firewall added in the system is set to allow Safari to access the Internet. You may get a notification which states that a changed program needs to access the Internet. At this point, you need to take appropriate steps to allow access. If the firewall still not allows browser to connect to the Internet, then you need to turn off the firewall to fix the issue.

Disable Antivirus

You may have added some Antivirus software in Windows Operating system to protect your system against malicious threats. You need to try disabling the Antivirus program and connect the browser to the Internet. If the issue is resolved, then you can ensure that the software is resulting in connection issues. You can adjust Antivirus program settings to fix the issue.

Reset modem

If you are using a dynamic IP address in Windows Operating system, then you can try resetting the browser to fix the issue. To do this, you need to turn off the system and remove the power cable from modem. You can then plug in the modem back. Finally, turn on the system and get the modem reset to fix the issue.


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