Cant ping Router but can get to internet

October 25, 2010 at 20:41:09
Specs: Windows XP
My computer is connected to a network and uses a linksys router to go on the internet. The server was removed while my computer was still on. (should not be a problem).
I can no longer use Firefox, however Explorer works fine. Also, ipconfig shows my ip address and gateway, but it cannot ping the gateway or outside dns or ip addresses. Neither can I ping other computers on the network. Malware scan shows a few infection and were cleaned.
Any suggestions on how to resolve this will be appreciated.

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October 27, 2010 at 07:37:13
It sounds like something has been messed up in your TCP/IP settings either on your PC, or on the router itself. If your computer gets it's TCP/IP settings automatically (from DHCP0 from the router, then you may need to reset the router to it's factory default and reconfigure it.

First though, I would try rebooting it. Power it down for a 10 count, then plug it back in. Then, reboot your PC and see if it doesn't start working properly. If it does, problem solved. If it doesn't, then you may need to redo the router.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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October 27, 2010 at 21:44:27
or accepting wan pings is not allowed in the router firewall settings....

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October 27, 2010 at 21:46:33
are you the server admin??? Perhaps the router was changed and you have the right default gateway to get online, but are in a different dns range than the other computers in the network

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