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IP addresses work but URL don't


I am connected via ethernet cable to my cable modem (Motorola SB5100). I am connected but my browser doesn't display any websites. Except, what I found on Internet to try, is IP address. SO when I type yahoo IP then it goes up but URL don't. I tried already many things that I found on Internet but nothing helped. Do you think reinstalling WIndows again can help or is there anything easier to do???
And additional question-if I connect WI-Fi adapter to this cable modem can I use Internet wirelessly? Or cable modem is only cable modem???

Sorry but am does not know-how,lol.

Thanks for your help.

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  • kasprzakpawe Feb 17, 2009

    hi, I will try this evening at home but I remember I tried already nslookup. Didn't try first one so maybe that's the solution. Thanks for that and yes I am using Windows XP.

    Is there any other solution to if am conencted to unsecured network wirelessly and have excatly the same problem?

    I will let you know the result after trying your tips tomorrow (internet access only from work now).

  • kasprzakpawe Feb 18, 2009

    good morning, i tried your solutions which i tried already before and it still didn't work. but i tried to think logically for a second and as i was getting timed out error while nslookup i thought if my computer cannot reach the dns server (which is found and displayed in tcp/ip tab) it must be something about that. so i went to my Wireless TCP/IP and clicked on advanced and then in tab DNS I change my settings right at the bottom of the window. and suddenly i heard sound loggin into my msn:) i dont remember when i was so happy like last night. so i connect wirelessly now and am sure if i connect with my ethernet cable its a matter of excatly the same settings. thanks for inspiration:)

    just curiosity-am connecting to linksys wirelessly.however this network is sometimes unsecured and sometimes becomes secured. however in both cases i can connect.and it has excatly the same ip like my cable modem.does it mean that i am connecting to the wireless signal from my modem? If so-how comes if this is only cable model and i dont know anyone who is connected to it with the wireless router?


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you didn't mention which version of windows are using so i am going to assume that you have windows XP if that is not the case then let me and i can provide you with an alternate solution.

1. click on the start button
2. click on run
3. type ncpa.cpl
4. right-click on local area connection(if using ethernet cable)
5. single-left-click on internet protocol (tcp/ip)
6. click on properties
7. click on set dns servers manually instead of obtaining automatically
8. enter and as the primary and secondary servers.
9. restart the computer

if it still doesn't work
1. click on the start button
2. click on run
3. type cmd
4. click ok
5. type nslookup
6. hit enter

and reply with the results.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • Jatin Wig Feb 18, 2009

    its not possible to connect to that modem wirelessly. so the ip is for certain from the linksys..the ip that you are getting would probably be 192.something ip and its a common one that routers/modem assign as a LAN ip


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