Can't connect to internet thru LAN

September 9, 2006 at 02:08:39
Specs: Win XP Pro Corp SP2, P4 2.8, 1GB DDR
I am having problems connecting to the internet through a LAN. When I try to load a web-site, I get the "Opening page" message but it just stays like that. My network is set up like this:


There is nothing wrong with the physical network or the settings on the family computer; it has to be the settings on my computer. My computer was working fine on the network with full internet access before I upgraded it, formatted the hard drive and then reinstalled Windows XP.

I can access shared hard drives on the family compuer with no problems. It's just internet access I'm having problems with.

It can't be a virus/spyware because I didn't plug into the network untill NOD32 and Ad-Aware were installed and the firewall was up.

The problem happens with Internet Explorer and Firefox.

When I ping web-sites in the command prompt it seems to be working fine (0% packet loss).

Here is the strange part: Google works fine. I can search and receive results. All other sites won't load.


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September 9, 2006 at 09:27:43
I would suspect firewall settings. Temporarily disable all firewalls, including the built-in XP firewall, and test.

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September 9, 2006 at 10:02:05
Looks like you're sharing your internet connection from you "Family PC". I would recommend buying a router and setup like this: "INTERNET CONNECTION (dsl or cable modem) -> "ROUTER" -> "FAMILY PC"

You need a router after your high speed internet connection modem to route ip packets from the internet, after that you can add as many switches as you need to futher "split" you internet connection.

P.S. Most routers come with a built in 4-port switch. I would recommend a D-Link DI-624 router.

Hope this helps!

Shane Tauzin

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September 9, 2006 at 15:37:40
There is nothing wrong with the physical setup. Was working fine before I changed my PC.

Turning the firewall on / off makes no difference.

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