IP ok, DNS ok but no internet

Acer Travelmate 290
June 10, 2006 at 11:12:48
Specs: WinXP Home, PentiumM 1.3/512
I'm usually ok with network stuff but I'm stumped on this one. Connected wirelessly to my router, I have an ip address, the right gateway and dns servers. I can successfully ping other computers in my home LAN and I can successfully ping the ip addresses of my ISP's DNS servers. However I cannot pull up any websites in Firefox. Any ideas what else to check? The other PC on my lan (wired) connects fine to any site.

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June 10, 2006 at 13:00:00
Try pulling up a website on the internet via IP address and see if it works:

is one of the ones for yahoo.

If it does work than you have a DNS problem somewhere. If it does not work I would suspect firewall problems in your computer.

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June 10, 2006 at 18:42:38
I am able to ping that IP but not reach it via the browser. I turned off Windows firewall but still no luck.

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June 11, 2006 at 03:06:03
Maybe gateway isn't set in brower? Check for internet settings in the browser and then check for proxies in the browswer.

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June 11, 2006 at 16:47:45
Can you get to it via IE?

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June 12, 2006 at 05:44:23
No, I can't get there via IE either.

Once again, I can ping a server's IP, but not its domain name -- not sure what the significance of that is. Even so I cannot pull up the site in IE or FF via its IP or domain name.


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June 12, 2006 at 09:34:22
I would start with ipconfig at a cmd prompt.
Is the dns, gateway, etc correct?

"but not its domain name -- not sure what the significance of that is"

It means you aren't getting to the isp's dns server.

Since your wired connection works fine why don't you try wired connect to see if it works fine with this problem pc. If so you know it has something to do with the wireless side of things.

Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Suggest they internet search and they learn a skill for a lifetime.

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June 22, 2006 at 22:30:06
I have the same problem, but only occasionally.
I fixed it by setting my DNS-servers in Windows manually.

It seems like the router sometimes skips forwarding DNS information. This happens especially when I turn on router at the same time as the computer.

It usually starts working after half an hour. But who wants to wait for so long?

So try setting your DNS-servers manually on your computer!

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