No connection to Internet

Acer / Aspire 5000 amd turion 64
May 13, 2009 at 15:57:48
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.6GHz 1gb
This laptop gets the Internet via Router.
Sometimes it fails to connect to the Internet although the Router signal is "Very Good".
Everything else functions ok but the e-mail is not working as well.
Today, the connection to the Internet is solid down. I reset Modem (Cable) and Router.
I repaired the IP address.
We use IE7 (replaced with IE8). Windows XP with SP3. What do you recommend?

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#1
May 13, 2009 at 16:07:25
Wired or wireless?

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#2
May 13, 2009 at 16:23:27
Wireless

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#3
May 14, 2009 at 18:02:51
More on this problem:
E-mail, works without problem. Mail is handle by Comcast.
I connected the laptop directly to the router bypassing the wireless process. No change to the problem.
I used restore to a week ago, no change.
I now suspect IE8. Dumb here I do not have a second browser like Firefox on the laptop. I would like to step back to IE7 but since I cannot download anything, I am stuck... I think.
Any recommendations?

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#4
May 15, 2009 at 13:17:36
Go to Run and type in cmd...in the command prompt, type ipconfig /release and press Enter. At the next line, ipconfig /renew

this may help


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#5
May 15, 2009 at 13:47:20
The problem did not go away.
I still have e-mail activities via Comcast cable but the IE8 cannot display any webpage

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#6
May 15, 2009 at 17:50:50
this may be worth a try

http://www.majorgeeks.com/WinSock_X...

larry


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#7
May 16, 2009 at 09:05:24
Yesterday I read about how to simply step back from IE8 to IE7. I followed it by using the Remove Programs from the Control Panel. It automatically replaced IE8 with IE7 and to my amazement, the browser worked with all the websites I tried to open.
This morning, my wife powered up the laptop and IE7 started and to her delight, the websites opened without a hitch.
About 1 hour later, despite the system still using IE7, the problem returned. No websites would open.
I checked the wireless connection and it is still Very Good connection.
At this point, no firewall, no anti-virus running. Restarted twice and still no solution.
Any ideas?

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