What are the reasons for not being able to connect to the internet at work?

Anonymous September 15, 2013

I tried connecting to my office system’s internet. It shows that it’s “connecting” but then never connects?

What can be the possible reasons? I’m using Windows 8 and the Chrome browser.

  1. Alan W
    September 16, 2013 at 7:13 am

    As Jan says, talk to your IT Manager but in the meantime check your firewall settings. This could be one possible cause but to be honest it could be one of many.

  2. Jan F
    September 16, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I suggest consulting the network administrator of your work place.

    There are many options including an internal proxy being set within the internet options, MAC filtering (for wired or wireless), RADIUS authentication or even, usage of static IPs with no DHCP server present, even a dead or not patched network plug.