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Wi Fi fine, ISP fine, no internet via LAN connection though.

Hi all

Lost my internet browsing function on main PC and am fishing for any suggestions to get it back pls.

Netgear DG834G wireless modem router hooked up via Ethernet LAN port to main PC; laptop works off Wi Fi. The laptop works fine and can access the internet, but the main PC can no longer access the web via IE, AOL software or Mozilla. A torrent prog I have can bizzarely still download (but seemingly not upload/seed). Solutions I have tried on main PC:

  • Ping router – replies fine.
  • Ping (external) works fine
  • LAN connection 2 is connected @ 100MBS - have ‘repaired’ & still fine.
  • Open browser and LAN 2 ‘traffic’ light on router flashes as does ‘ISP data TX’ light. No web content appears in browser though ‘cant contact website’.
  • Both browsers internet connection options are in auto with no proxy selected.
  • All 3 progs added to Windows firewall exceptions.
  • Windows firewall disabled and AVG anti virus disabled (nothing else running – Norton long since uninstalled)
  • BIOS checked and LAN card remains enabled.
  • LAN card reported as working fine via System/Hardware.
  • IE connection troubleshooter ran and everything passes fine other than no HTTP/TCP data.
  • Network connection properties on LAN 2 has TCP/IP protocol installed and TCP/IP 6 (as well as others in the list).
  • Modem router has been re-flashed with previous known good settings backup - I used IE to access the router to do this (!)
I’m a bit stumped what else to try really – the ISP connection definitely works (I just posted this using it!) via Wi Fi. The LAN connection is up and talks to modem, but no data seems to come into the browsers (even though the LAN and ADSL data RX/TX light flashes on the modem when a browser is launched).

Any ideas what I can try guys?

Cheers for any help or pointers on where best to look.



Here are the route prints via the DOS prompt:

First is the Wi Fi connected Laptop details that works fine (the router gateway address is the I believe. I think the one ending in 3 is the upstairs PC itself:)

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

D:\Documents and Settings\'user name'>route print
================================================== =========================
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 16 6f 3a 2a 37 ...... Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
- Packet Scheduler Miniport
0x3 ...00 15 60 ae 96 de ...... Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - Packet Scheduler Miniport
================================================== =========================
================================================== =========================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric 25 1 25 25 25 25 3 1 1
Default Gateway:
================================================== =========================
Persistent Routes:

This is the no browsing PC:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>route print
================================================== =========================
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 30 1b b3 fe 3f ...... NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport
================================================== =========================
================================================== =========================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric 20 1 20 20 20 20 1
Default Gateway:
================================================== =========================
Persistent Routes:


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  • Diesele Jan 21, 2008

    It does have that feeling doesnt it - but I have disabled both XP Firewall and the AVG anti virus. Also I CAN get out to the router to tweak its settings etc using IE and the address.

    Out of interest, does 'pinging' bypass firewalls & stuff, or does it follow normal signal paths?

    Thx anyway.


  • Diesele Jan 21, 2008

    I got it! Under the TCP/IP settings fro LAN 2 the DNS server setting for some strange reason (or virus) had changed from 'get automatically' to a specific address. Back to Auto and it works fine.

    Ohh well at least I learnt a lot and will be dropping the term 'DNS' into casual conversation from now on!

    Thanks anyway!


  • sashayz Jul 15, 2008

    I can connect to Wi-fi, LAN etc. GTalk works fine, Real and Media player Guide can connect to internet. But I cant open a session on IE or Mozzila.

    I have checked TCP/IP settings also. Please help

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Make sure your firewall is not blocking your ability to go to websites. I saw this the other day, somehow the users firewall was set to block all internet traffic out of the computer.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

  • Phil Taul Jan 21, 2008

    Yes pinging would not be blocked. The same thing occured on the other problem I could ping google... I just couldn't go to google. In the end port 80 was blocked.



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