Can ping websites, but browse.

April 7, 2012 at 09:49:33
Specs: Windows 7 HP, C2D 2,33Ghz/2 gigs
I'm having what's probably one of the strangest computer problems I've ever dealt with. The computer I have set up as my media server (Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) is randomly losing network/internet communication. Now, I say communication and not connectivity, because I can still ping it from other computers on my network and I can still ping websites from it (via IP address or name so it doesn't appear to be a DNS problem). But I can't pull up any actual webpages when this problem is going on and none of my media services will connect to the PC. I can't even pull up my routers admin page from the PC while this problem is going on (but I CAN ping the router). So far the only fix I've found is rebooting the PC, but this only fixes it for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.

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April 7, 2012 at 16:12:50
I had this same problem on a computer that I was working on. It turned out to be a root kit. I don't know if this is a new build that you have, but you may want to run TDSSKiller just to check.

Other then that you may want to make sure that you don't have a software firewall blocking explorer or browsers. Make sure that you are pulling the correct DHCP information from your router.

Make sure that your IPv4 properties are correct.

Make sure that your "Internet Properties" are correct and the LAN settings are correct and not using a blank proxy server.

And reset your DNS ipconfig /flushdns

Let me know if any of this works for you or if you need explanations or procedures.

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