Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
While having a computer is great, there are times when you are going to have issues. First, make sure you are connected to the internet. You can do it a few different ways, hook another computer to your modem or router. If you have a wireless router, you can also connect to it via your smart phone or ipod. If these work, then you connection is good and it's your computer.
One of the first steps in seeing where windows is broken. Fist we need to ping a website. This allows you to see if your computer can actually see outword to the internet. Click on start, run, and type in "cmd". You will get a small black box. After the "C:>" type in "ping google.com" You want to see if you get 4 out of 4 replys. This means your computer is connect to the internet and it is able to see news.com.
If this works, next, type in the IP address your were given for google, in my case it was 184.108.40.206, in the address bar of internet explorer. This will tell you if you are having an issue with your browser or not. You can also try getting a different web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, then run Windows updates.
If you are unable to ping, then check your LAN(local are network) by right clicking on My Network Places, and selecting properties. If your LAN shows as disconnected, right click on it and chose enable. Try pinging again. Also, check your firewalls and turn them off.
There are many other things you can try, but this should be a good overview of some starting steps on fixing an issue where you can not browse
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