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Windows 7: Internet but no websites?


06 Jan 2010   #1
Aussiemate

Windows 7
 
 
Internet but no websites?

I have a wired internet connection and am on the internet (says so and successful cmd pings to google etc) but none of my browers will open internet sites. They just sit there loading the page. (firefox, chrome, IE8 and safari)

When I try ipconfig/renew I get an error saying it was unable to contact DHCP server. Request timed out. The router is working fine for wireless and other wired connections so I'm not sure what the issue is... Anyone have any ideas? It was working fine before I left for Christmas holidays.


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06 Jan 2010   #2
Aussiemate

Windows 7
 
 

Solved... Set windows firewall to allow inbound connections that do not match a rule. Silly windows, who wants a firewall that blocks ALL WEBSITES!
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06 Jan 2010   #3
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aussiemate View Post
Solved... Set windows firewall to allow inbound connections that do not match a rule. Silly windows, who wants a firewall that blocks ALL WEBSITES!
By default, it doesn't...
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07 Jan 2010   #4
Aussiemate

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
By default, it doesn't...
Darn Windows fairies must have gotten into my settings while I was interstate!
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