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Wireless connection good, but no browser response? Help needed please.

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by dougsoulang, Jun 30, 2007.

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  1. dougsoulang

    dougsoulang Thread Starter

    Jun 30, 2007
    First off, thanks for reading this.

    I set up a new wireless connection yesterday for a newly bought laptop. As of last night, everything was fine with both the laptop and the wireless connection. Last thing I did last night before turning in for the evening was a bunch of Windows updates. This afternoon, I booted up the laptop. I was unable to access the web via either IE or Firefox. I am in fact connected to my wireless transmitter with an excellent signal strength. I have made sure that both the McAfee and Windows firewalls were turned off to see if they were the cause of the issue. No dice. I still could not get a browser to connect to the web. My OS on the laptop is Vista Home Premium.

    Any suggestions?

    ** Edit - I just attempted to update McAfee to see if it would connect. It did, as I got the notification that there were no updates available at this time. Seems to just be an issue with browsers. **

    - Doug
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    With your kind of problem (internet access but unworking browsers) one thing that often fixes XP SP2 is a "stack repair" and that fixes previous Windows is a "Winsock fix." But I don't know the equivalent for Vista. :( You might try searching using those keywords.
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