ASP.NET/VB: Username and password with WebClient()/DownloadString

How can I avoid this error?
The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.

The username is "userx" and the password is "passwordx".

<%@ Page Language="VB"%>
<%@Import namespace="System"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.Web"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.Net"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.IO"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.Text"%>
<%

Dim data As String
Using WC As New System.Net.WebClient()
 data = WC.DownloadString("https://example.com.com/")
End Using
HttpContext.Current.Response.Write(data)

%>
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hankknightAsked:
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
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WC.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("jimmy", "page")
data = WC.DownloadString("http://www.pagetutor.com/keeper/mystash/secretstuff.html")
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Vikram Singh SainiSoftware Engineer cum AD DeveloperCommented:
Hi,

The possible reason could be that your default web.config (the system one) is configured to check authenticity of users.

Or you had set some settings in IIS that is restricting you from accessing web page directly without authentication. I am not getting that setting name in my mind.
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hankknightAuthor Commented:
Using ASP.NET I want to grab the contents of this page:
http://www.pagetutor.com/keeper/mystash/secretstuff.html

Username: jimmy
Password: page

This does not work:
<%@ Page Language="VB"%>
<%@Import namespace="System"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.Web"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.Net"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.IO"%>
<%@Import namespace="System.Text"%>
<%

Dim data As String
Using WC As New System.Net.WebClient()
 ' Username: jimmy
 ' Password: page
 data = WC.DownloadString("http://www.pagetutor.com/keeper/mystash/secretstuff.html")
End Using
HttpContext.Current.Response.Write(data)

%>

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