I ususally don;t comment but I know how frustrating is this problem. I have been through this. The reason is a screwed up software such as norton. If you have norton I bet that is the culprit. Trying winsock and ip release etc won;t come to rescue I posted my experience at my blog you might find it useful http://amiatypist.blogspot.com/2009/12/can-ping-can-not-browse.html
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