wireless connection good but can't browse the internet

new to wireless - connected to a wireless  network saying the connection is 'excellent' but i'm unable to browse the internet.
how do i get my browser (ie6) to point to the wireless connection????
gbiliosAsked:
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funky2yc340Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Okay, if you can ping 4.2.2.2 you are able to reach the Internet (The IP address is a public DNS server).  Try going back to the command window and doing an nslookup.  Type "nslookup www.google.com"  You should receive a response that lists a number of IP addresses.  If you receive a response, the issue is with your web browser, if you don't the issue is with you DNS settings.  Let me know and we can go from there.

Good Luck.
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poweruser32Connect With a Mentor Commented:
check your tcp ip settings in the wireless card-go to controlpanel-network connections-wireless connection-properties-tcp-ip-check to see if it is set to obtain ip automatically
check your firewall is it on?
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gbiliosAuthor Commented:
tcp/ip is checked and 'obtain ip-address automatically' is also checked
firewall is on - turned it off and on

the connection is good but can't browse the internet/mail
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PUNKYCommented:
What is wireless router?
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gbiliosAuthor Commented:
already connected to a network - connection status shows 'excellent' signal but unable to browse the internet
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funky2yc340Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Open a command window to gather your ip info:
1.  Click on Start --> Run
2. Type "cmd" and hit OK
3.  In the window, type "Ipconfig /all"
4. Try pinging the gateway address: Type "ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where x is the address listed as the gateway.
5.  If you can ping the gateway, can you ping the 4.2.2.2 ip address?

Let us know the results and we can narrow down the issue.

Thanks,

Sam
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jekl2000Commented:
Do you have wireless security turned on? If so, disable it and try your connection again. You can be associated and have good signal strength but not authenticated ( if using WEP or WPA security, you need the proper passcode on your pc.)
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gbiliosAuthor Commented:
encryption is disabled.

yes..i can ping the gateway 4.2.2.2 ip address

i have also selected the 'wireless connection' in tools -> options -> connection sharing.
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gbiliosAuthor Commented:
i ping ip address 4.2.2.2 using my current usb adsl connection
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gbiliosAuthor Commented:
i am unable to ping 4.2.2.2 through my wireless connection.  i used the nslookup for www.google.com.au and got a list of ip addresses, which you say the issue is with the browser.  
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gbiliosAuthor Commented:
situation resolved
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