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Can't resolve http://ww.yahoo.com but can ping same and ftp

Posted on 2004-04-28
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have had this pblm all day. 98SE, IE6 sp1.
Haven't tried dialup.
Can ping but can't find ant http sites in IE.
Everything else seems great.
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Question by:beartek
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by:sunray_2003
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Try this LSPFix http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm

All the best
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briancassin earned 180 total points
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Check your network connection ...

when you are pinging are you pinging by IP address or by name ?

if by IP address try by name if you get a DNS error then your internet connection may not be pointing to its DNS server

open up the network connection then select your local connection right click on it select properties then where it has the protocols listed select TCP/IP select properties it should be selected to obtain DNS server information automatically. If it is selected for this it may be your ISP's DNS server is down it could also be spyware or browser hijackers or viruses...

are you using broadband or dialup ? and who is your ISP ?

Also try this

OPen IE
go to tools --> Internet options --> advanced and restore defaults

Disable firewall and any pop-up blocker

make sure IE is your default browser

Clear all temp internet files and cookies


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by:beartek
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LAN is working fine; other 'puter has no pblm.
ping and ftp are both tcp/ip functions; what I am experiencing is soley http related. Thanks to both respondees and I will get to it in the AM. Count on feedback!
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by:briancassin
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what your experiencing is the inability to resolve host names to IP addresses which is what DNS does. you are trying to access Yahoo.com which is actually the IP address 66.218.71.113

if you type http://66.218.71.113 in your browser can you see yahoo.com if so then your DNS is not configured properly on your machine or your ISP's DNS server isn't working. Your ISP's DNS server not working is mosty likely not the problem especially if you are using the same internet access for the other computers and they can connect by going to www.yahoo.com...

Another thing you may want to try is to go to the command prompt (start, run, then type command hit enter then type at the command prompt ipconfig /flushdns then hit enter on the next line try ipconfig /registerdns. Then try accessing Yahoo.com
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by:LeeTutor
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The ipconfig command is for Windows XP.  Use winipcfg instead:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;141698
How to Use Winipcfg to View TCP/IP Settings  
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by:beartek
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Nothing solved the problem; I wound up re-installing.
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by:briancassin
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LeeTutor,
I do not believe he should recieve a points refund we responded to him he never got back to us how are we to solve his problem if he does not communicate ?

beartek,
 with all due respect you never got back to us to let us know if the winipcfg reported anything.... or if you tried typing the IP address this would have let us help you further.
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by:beartek
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You deluged me with info, not all of it salient. I said I couldn't "ping yahoo.com". It wasn't an issue with DNS. I couldn't ping anything. Numbers or names. I have a list of DNS servers, and several ISP's and I can connect via LAN or modem. This box was previously a dialup one, though. No viruses, no spyware were left by the time I asked. Actually, sunray's solution seemed like it was closest to the tack I needed to take, but it was just a hosed machine, and I gave up. Only so much time.
I was just writing an off-site reply to LeeTutor as I myself don't think I could give zero points to anyone who took the time to try to help. My MO is way different than Mr. Bill Gates.
Anyway, I appreciated the help and opportunity to learn more.
Thank you!
BTW:  Permission Denied
You may not Split Points for this question
I have triued to split the points for the past 10 min's. No luck, no mo time today....
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