Maui Net Member Services - Tech Support: Web Browsers
|In order to surf the web, you need a web browser. Since you
are reading this you already have one but you probably want to get a new or more stable
one. On this page are download links for the most popular browsers, instructions on how to
use them, and commonly encountered problems. It's up to you to choose which browser you
want to you want to use.
Basic Browser Usage
"How do I make a bookmark?"
Netscape 3: Click on the Bookmark menu and click on "Add
Bookmark". You can also organize your bookmarks by clicking on "Go to
Bookmarks", in the window that pops up you will be able to drag and drop the
bookmarks to better arrange them to your tastes.
Communicator 4 and above: Click on the Communicator menu, go to
the Bookmarks sub-menu, and click on "Add Bookmark". You can also organize your
bookmarks by clicking on "Edit Bookmarks", in the window that pops up you will
be able to drag and drop the bookmarks to better arrange them to your tastes.
Internet Explorer 3 and 4: Click on the Favorites menu and click on
"Add to Favorites"
Common Browser Problems
Here are a few common problems that the user may encounter when cruising
the internet. These error messages generally stem from entering the address incorrectly,
to a lack of connection, to trouble with the application itself.
"The server doesn't have a DNS entry..."
Check to see that the address (i.e. http://www.maui.net/help) is typed in correctly.
Also, make sure that the computer is indeed connected to the Internet.
"Netscape caused a General Protection Fault"
This problem can usually be solved by re-installing Netscape or Internet Explorer.
Although the problem may be caused by a conflict with another program.
"Error (number)...Forbidden, Permission Denied, File Not On Server, File
Not Found, etc."
Forbidden errors indicated that you do not have permission to view the site. For
example, password protected sites.
Permission Denied Same as above, but you are not in the correct "group"
to view this page. Either that or the web designer disable the permissions to lock out the
File Not Found on Server Indicates that the site was taken down or that the link is