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Windows XP Home will surf by IP address but will not resolve DNS

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I have a Windows XP SP2 Home edition computer that will not resolve DNS, but it will get out on internet using IP addresses only.  NSLookup does not work.  I have tried using my own DNS servers, the ISP DNS servers and a few other free DNS's.  All of these DNS servers/locations work fine on other computers on my network.  I have flushed and registered DNS cache several times to no avail.  If I add an entry in the hosts file (www.google.com) it works fine, until you try and leave the page to a new dns link that can't resolve.  I have turned off the PC-Cillin AV and I have disable the firewall.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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have you tried installing TCP\IP from the Local Area connetion properties and then installing it again
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I would also try running the Winsock XP Fix utility.  It's come in handy for me resolving a number of random network issues in XP.

http://8.10.179.160/get/winsockxpfix.html
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I am unable to uninstall TCP\IP, it wont let me select it.  There is only one account on the computer and it says it's a computer administrator account.  I downloaded and ran Winsock XP Fix and that did not work.  What is interesting is that the computer will connect to a wireless network (using same DNS) and it works.  It only seems to be the embedded nic that is having the problem with DNS.
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I'd try reinstalling/updating the drivers.  Did this issue just start, or has this always happened with this computer?  Is the wireless connecting using the built-in Wireless utility in Windows, or is it using a vendor-specific utility (Netgear, Linksys, Intel, etc.)?
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The problems were:  I had recursion disabled on my non-Active Directory DNS servers, my ISP changed their DNS IP address since I used it last and the reason the wireless worked was that I was picking up DNS from an Active Directory computer that had Internet Connection Sharing open.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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