MAC computer with OS10 failing to connect to SSL pages

There seems to be a problem on the MAC that disallows a connection to SSL HTTPS pages.  I have tried it with both Mozilla and IE5.5 without success.  The computer is connected to the DMZ port on a belkin router and receives internet without difficulty.  Do you have any idea why SSL won't connect or what I can do to fix this?  I put URL's in IE's trusted internet zone and have the security set to low without luck.  Hotmail for example won't load.  Thanks
chitchcockAsked:
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brettmjohnsonCommented:
There is no IE 5.5 available for Mac OS X [the last version was 5.2.3].  It is also an extremely buggy P.O.S.
What happens if you use a modern browser such as Safari, Firefox, Camino, Opera, OmniWeb, or Shiira?
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chitchcockAuthor Commented:
The same thing happens with both Firefox and IE(5.#) so it appears to be a general security issue on the MAC as opposed to a browser issue
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strungCommented:
IE definitely has trouble with SSL security certificates. However, I have no problems with SSL with Safari, Firefox or Camino. Does this happen with all SSL connections or just some? Try turning off your Mac's built-in firewall.
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chitchcockAuthor Commented:
It does this with about 90% of the sites visited.  The firewall may be the issue.  How do I disable it?
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chitchcockAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that cleared it up.  
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