Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Test if your actually connected to the internet.
This assumes web pages fail. if not pingtest.net is one of many great sites to test connection speed.
Select 'Start' button
This opens a command window. Black with white text.
Type "ping 184.108.40.206" without quotes.
If you see "reply from" then you are connected but you may need to test DNS resolution.
Same command window.
Type "ping pingtest.net" without quotes
If you get a 'reply from' then you can resolve DNS.
If any of these ping test fail start with resetting your connection, see ipconfig /renew and/or ipconfig /flushdns then reviewing your connections and possibly contact your ISP.
Doing a Repair on XP - Vista - Windows 7 does the same (but more) as ipconfig.
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