If first see if you have a issue with your settings. If there was a issue with one browser it would be with all. Not just ie not the app for the forum. It would mean then the server is down.
Assuming you blame IE being the culprit have you tried with other browsers on that same machine. Like chrome, opera, or Firefox which is my main desktop
browser and I run add block plus plugin. I am not a fan of IE at all I run from that browser as fast I can.
Second if it just in IE not working then the browser is the culprit. Check your proxy settings and if it is working offline or not. Computers
are only as smart as the person working it. It's a machine that takes input and gives you output. Even if you don't know what you are inputting.
wondering around with no destionation