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windows cannot connect to internet, although there is a valid ip address

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I have a computer that will not connect to the internet. I think I might have tried almost everything possible. Here are the details.

When I click on IE or Firefox, I get no connection. In IE I run the diagnostic test, it comes back and says "Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP, etc." When I goto my network connections it shows I have a valid IP address.

So, I looked at the "LAN" Settings in IE and checked to make sure no proxies were set, and everything was fine. I check the properties of tcp/ip and the settings are set to obtain automatically.
I went to command prompt and entered: ipconfig /flushdns
                                                                 ipconfig /renew
                                                                 netsh winsock reset

Everything went fine. Still no connection.
Makes no sense at all.

Anyone have any other ideas other than to do a repair installation which im not sure will work.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.
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by:Andres Perales
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are you using static or dhcp for ip addressing?  check your dns settings just to make sure.  
Have you turned off the local firewall just for verification?
 
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Yes I did all of that.
What I did was uninstalled it, then reinstalled with newer drivers.
Everything works fine now.
Thanks anyways!
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