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14-10-2008, 11:24 AM
Hi people,

Got a laptop here with XP Home SP2.
It is having problems browsing the internet.

It is getting an IP, gateway, DNS etc OK from the router.
I can ping local computers by their computer name or IP.
I can ping the router OK.
I can ping the DNS server (Xnet) OK.
I can ping IPs of any websites OK.
I can browse websites by using the IP address OK.

I can't ping any websites by name.
I can't browse any websites by name.

I can do an nslookup on a website name and it returns the correct IP address.

I have tried winsockxpfix, manually setting IP, GW & DNS, different browsers, flushing DNS cache. There are no errors in the event log.
Everything else on the laptop is running fine.

What else can I try?
I am busy installing SP3 to see if that fixes it.

Speedy Gonzales
14-10-2008, 11:34 AM
Probably something to do with Xnet's current probs

14-10-2008, 11:37 AM
I'm using my laptop on the same router, connected to xnet, with no problems at all.
Also the person it belongs to has Xtra at home where the problem began.

14-10-2008, 11:43 AM
Well whatever it was SP3 fixed it! :clap