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Windows 7: really odd problem, have internet, but no browser

20 Jun 2012   #1
DirtyHowi

7 64
 
 
really odd problem, have internet, but no browser

i can ping yahoo via cmd, i can ping google via cmd, i can tracert both in the cmd window.

skype works, but browsing does not, FF, IE neither work. i've flushed dns, attempted to reset ip address, reset modem, wireless router, etc, 3 of 4 machines work, one does not. and its the new one

toshiba 755 laptop.

pc says i have internet connection but cant browse anywhere, skype does work.

any help appreciated before 2000 CDT


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20 Jun 2012   #2
spazgadget

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried connecting via Ethernet?? That might just help me understand a little better.
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20 Jun 2012   #3
DirtyHowi

7 64
 
 

yup with the same results, like i said, all indications are that i have internet on that machine, but the browser will not connect. either via wireless or direct connect to modem. i have three laptops on the table, two work, this one does not and it just started doing this, it was working fine this morning, and just flat stopped.
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20 Jun 2012   #4
spazgadget

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Use another computer to transfer chrome or similar to your troublesome PC, and see what happens..
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20 Jun 2012   #5
DirtyHowi

7 64
 
 

installed flock, get same reponse "cannot establish connection" but if i go to cmd window and type ping mail.yahoo.com or any other site, i get response. skype works (no dns) but dns seems to be ok, restarted winsock, no love.

cannot release says something about media not attached.
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20 Jun 2012   #6
spazgadget

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Such strange behaviour. I have never had anyone bring me a PC with a problem quite like this, it's very unique.
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20 Jun 2012   #7
DirtyHowi

7 64
 
 

Ok, now this is just downright wierd.

i cannot go to Google

i can however go to https://www.google.com

i can get to https://mozilla.org etc

if its a secure site i can go there, but not a regular website apparently.
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20 Jun 2012   #8
spazgadget

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That may suggest a problem with your firewall, or antivirus being 'overprotective'
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20 Jun 2012   #9
DirtyHowi

7 64
 
 

firewall is off completly, antivirus is avast and i'm checkin into that, was working fine this morning
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20 Jun 2012   #10
DirtyHowi

7 64
 
 

avast needed to be updated, apparently it was the cause of the issue. i updated it and now it works fine.

thanks for the help from the backside of the pond.
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