Can get internet but can't get the Web? What is up with that?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by RC, Feb 22, 2011.

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    RC Guest

    I've not had much luck with the last few routers lately.
    Now the router I have will not give me WWW access.
    I can still access Usegroups though. I only do email via the web now
    so I don't know if that works or not.
    Any ideas why this is so?

    Thanks
    RC
     
    RC, Feb 22, 2011
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    GMAN Guest

    Go to Internet Explorer, go to TOOLS, Go to INTERNET OPTIONS, Go to
    CONNECTIONS, then select LAN Settings, then make sure nothing is checkmarked.
    Click OK then exit out of Internet Explorer and then try opening Internet
    Explorer and see if it works now.
     
    GMAN, Feb 22, 2011
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    Mike Easter Guest

    What happens when you put an IP-type URL in your browser addressline?

    google websearch page: http://74.125.224.176/

    IP chicken in IP syntax: http://209.68.27.16/

    If that works, how is your DNS configured?
     
    Mike Easter, Feb 22, 2011
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    VanguardLH Guest

    Rare few users enter an IP address for the NNTP server in their news
    account definition in their newsreader, so it is unlikely that DNS is a
    problem. When a site tells you to enter news.individual.net, do you do
    an nslookup to get the IP address and use that instead? Maybe but most
    users would just enter news.individual.net for the server name.
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 22, 2011
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    VanguardLH Guest

    "not had much luck" doesn't say anything about WHAT woes you have
    encountered. With multiple routers giving you problems and now the one
    you are using, the problem doesn't look to be at the router unless, of
    course, it isn't your router and your parents are blocking http through
    it. You've switched between multiple routers and the problem remains
    (unless the reason you switched to different routers was for a different
    problem with each one but we wouldn't know since you didn't say). If
    the same problem has been experienced with each router, sure looks like
    the problem is with your host and not the routers.

    If you are using a router, does that mean you have more than one host
    connected to it? If so, do the other hosts connect okay via http to web
    sites?
    What happens when you disable the security software you installed on
    your host (anti-virus, anti-malware, HIPS, firewall, parental controls
    or censorware, etc)? Have you tried rebooting into Windows in its safe
    mode (with networking) and checked if you can use http to connect to web
    sites?
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 22, 2011
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    TVeblen Guest

    You are the third post I've seen today with people having issues with
    navigating the web today. The other two were in Europe. Are you?
     
    TVeblen, Feb 22, 2011
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    johns Guest

    Any ideas why this is so?

    Yes. You are probably using a NAT router, and
    your firewall is blocking port 80. Go to the router
    web page on your router and check your tcpip
    port settings.

    Possibly .. Mommie has parental controls set
    to No Internet ? Or you have a funny friend who
    did that ?

    Note: if your router doesn't have a firewall, then
    it's your "other" firewall in your anti-virus. And that
    firewall maybe conflicting with Windows firewall
    which should be disabled.

    If you don't have anti-virus, you should stay off
    the internet until you do.
     
    johns, Feb 23, 2011
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    RCÜ Guest

    I forgot to mention it and I'm not sure if it makes a difference but
    the problem I am having is only with one of my wireless connections.
    The other laptops work, it is just one I am having trouble with.
    I've not been off work yet long enough to try the other solutions but
    I'll try them tonight and get back to those of you who were helpful
    enough to give me so advice.

    RC
     
    RCÜ, Mar 15, 2011
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    RC Guest

    Sir,
    After a period of being away from my computer I was finally able to
    try your suggestion. I don't consider myself a newbie by any stretch
    but I never would have looked there for a problem. And BTW, it worked
    like a charm. I was looking for a problem with my router or some
    change SOMEONE(?) had made to it. I sometimes think that gremlins
    must play on my computers because of all the changes I often find.

    Do you have any thoughts on how this could have been changed?
    Would some program do it? I install and remove programs all the time
    but nothing that I would think would mess with IE. Nor has anything
    ASKed if it could tweak IE.

    Again, a thousand thanks.
    Any chance you can tell me your thoughts on how you arrived as that to
    be the source of the problem? Just to help me in the future when I do
    trouble shooting.
    I suppose that since I had Internet to the computer it had to be IE or
    the router, (right?) I mean, you had to consider the router as a
    possible source of the problem?
     
    RC, Mar 20, 2011
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    RC Guest


    To the other users, thank you, but Gman had the first and only correct
    answer.
    But thank you for attempting to help (those of you who did in fact
    make an attempt and not just a comment.)

    Also,

    to Mike Easter: I get nothing when I put in any address. Not
    connected to the net.


    Tvelblen - I'm not in Europe.

    Johns - mommie or a friend may have dicked with controls but the
    router is PW protected and to complex to be guessed ( I use the word
    password, crazy eh!) and I still get Internet, just not IE. I didn't
    try a second Web Surfing prog like Chrome or Firefox as I've been away
    recently helping to keep the world safe from evil doers.


    But GMAN was spot on in his solution to my problem and that with the
    poorly written explanation of my problem. The man is good to both
    figure out what I meant from what I wrote and then to solve the
    problem. I couldn't pay for this kind of help.

    Thanks again for the help.

    RC
     
    RC, Mar 20, 2011
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    GMAN Guest


    It has happened to me on occasion so i just felt it might be a good simple
    first step to check. There are numerous ways it could have happened. Possibly
    by virus or malware or ?????? But if you didnt manually change it and caused
    the change, then something did. No normal program like a registry cleaner
    would normally do such a thing but its possible that the registry area that
    deals with that setting in IE got changed somehow. Just guessing on my part.

    Glad you go it working and thanks for letting us all know it worked!!!!!



    Rarely it is the router unless you went in and changed something, the web
    wouldnt just have stopped working while usenet and the rest kept on going.
    The router wouldnt have been MY first place to isolate the problem.






     
    GMAN, Mar 21, 2011
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    GMAN Guest

    if its a linksys, try ADMIN
    Help is FREE!!!!!!
     
    GMAN, Mar 21, 2011
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