I'm connected to broadband via Qwest and using gmail. My system suddenly will not connect to Google or gmail. When I use the Windows XP network diagnostic, it indicates that I am not connected to the internet. However, I CAN access other websites other than Google or gmail. Help!
These computers are temperamental things, aren't they?! I worked this morning with a tech in live chat for an hour or more. FINALLY, the solution was as simple as setting the date on the computer properly! Don't ask me why this problem caused this particular difficulty.. Now if I can only remember that the next time it happens.
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If your internet connection is slow then you can use HTML version of gmail to browse faster.HTML is the light version of website You can set it as defualt also so that everytime you login its open automaticcalyy with HTML version. .I also use HTML version even though i am having Fast broadband connection as its more user friendly according to me.
If you have a router, and your PC is fairly new, AND if it's a laptop, you can either plug in the router to it, or just run the disk that came with the router or your broadband connection company, and your laptop will find the connection. It's much nicer to have it be wireless. Use the router disk. You'll need to have the Network name (like "Mom's PC" or something) and the network password. We had a problem with ours too at first, & it made us do several things over & over til finally it suddenly just worked. Are you using a disk to help install it? What did you try to diagnose it with? Windows or the router or a disk? Can you give us a bit more info, please? Also, you can probably just call the broadband company or the router company, and ask them to walk you through getting it going. I have Qwest broadband & they're great about helping.Or the router company will be also. Hope you find a way. If not, come back & tell us more & we'll be glad to try again. :)
try to ping www.google.com , if no reply then there is problem in your broadband configuration.
if you are getting reply like this then your internet explorer is corrupt
Your internet explorer is corrupted. then change with firebox for testing. Afterwards you may reinstall internet explorer for normal use
try scanning your computer for viruses or malware. this is a common symptom when a computer is compromised by a virus or malware and the culprit has somehow configured your computer to connect via dial up.
Do you use a router, or are you connecting the modem straight to the laptop?
Does the modem have multiple plugs for computers to plug into (if so, it is functioning as a router as well.?
Do you have any firewall/internet security software installed?
My guess without the above information would be that it is a problem with your DNS setting. Open "Network Connections" and right click on your "Local area connection" and go to properties. Click on the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP" entry and click properties. Be sure that it is set up to "Obtain DNS server address automatically"