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Windows Vista - No internet

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by scimmy, 14 May 2009.

  1. scimmy

    scimmy Minimodder

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    Hi People

    I've got a vista home premium machine here that refuses to allow me to surf.

    I've tried both IE and Firefox without success... Funnily enough I can still log on to MSN messenger though.

    Device manager doesn't show up any driver problems and I don't have any internet problems with my XP machine.

    Any ideas please..
     
  2. SazBard

    SazBard 10 PRINT "C64 FTW"

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    Maybe some kind of DNS problem?

    Have you tried manually entering a DNS address? 208.67.222.222 (openDNS)

    Try:

    Open up a command prompt and enter ping 208.67.222.222

    Do you get a reply?
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    If its not a DNS issue I have 2 things in mind:
    - Cut the power of your router, modem and computer. Now, in order, you turn on modem, wait until it connects to the server, then router, wait until that one finishes boot up, and then the computer and see if it works. You may also need to look for a firmware update of your router.

    - Check if Windows Firewall isn't blocking Firefox and IE. Open the Control Panel. Then on the green'ish side column, click on "Classic View", then on the panel, open "Administrative tools". From there, open "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security".
    On the left side column, click "outbound rules". If the panel is empty, please wait a minute do that it gets populated for the first time (it's not empty, trust me, just wait). Inside it, check if Firefox has access to the internet.
     
  4. scimmy

    scimmy Minimodder

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    Many thanks for the suggestions, however none have worked.

    I had this with a vista laptop some time ago and ended up reinstalling :grr:
     
  5. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Had the same issue on my home network with my older router...

    This is the workaround for SPI (if that is indeed your problem).

    - Click start
    - Type: cmd
    - Right-click cmd.exe when it appears under Applications
    - Click Run As Administrator
    - Type the following: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
    - Press enter
    - Restart your computer


    This works for me every time I reinstall vista.
    As i could before this connect to messenger, and a couple of web sites, but mostly not, or mostly connection issues, applied the above fix and everything runs as one would expect.... kicks his old, yet highly stable router.

    Give this a try, if it does not work for you, you can put it back as it was by doing the above but with "netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=enabled"

    Hope it helps.
     
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  6. scimmy

    scimmy Minimodder

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    Sadly that didn't help either :(
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Try disabling the IPv6 protocol in the properties of the network connection you are using to connect.
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Did you try:
    - uninstall the current network drivers
    - restart your computer
    - install the latest drivers.
    Or use a different network card, if you have one.

    Or maybe, my guess, there is a bug on the latest drivers and use 1 version before that one.
     
  9. barack

    barack What's a Dremel?

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    may be your pc is infected with some sort of malware or spyware which hijacked your explorer and in turn preventing you to surf.
     
  10. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    have your tried resetting the IE under tools maybe a security settings is refusing you access.

    if MSN works your internet must be ok i would think
     
  11. lujucto

    lujucto What's a Dremel?

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    I have had a similar problem in that my internet works fine for a while and then will cut off randomly and will not come back on until a reboot (this is at work and non of the other machines are affected). It also causes firefox and chrome both to crash and not able to kill the process through taskmanager.

    I reinstalled vista and the problem still occurs.

    Strangely I can usually still use the internet through a virtual XP machine.

    And like you the messenger programs and email usually still work.

    I just don't know what to do to fix it, it's bizarre
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    As mentioned, the fact that you can log into MSN, tells us that you have an active connection to the internet.
    It does tend to suggest a DNS issue, try connecting to http://207.46.192.254/ and see if it takes you to Microsoft's main site, if you can then I would suggest your ISP has a DNS problem.
     
  13. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    Look on the bright side. The only way to get a virus is through physical media only. Ok sorry sorry. If MSN works then its probably your firewall blocking the applications or port 80?
     

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