I'm connected to the internet, but I can't get to web pages?
Posted on 2009-02-16
My old laptop (we'll call it #1 for this question's sake) stopped connecting to the internet last week. I've tried everything to get reconnected but nothing gets me to the web. When I boot, it temporarily connects and starts to download MS Updates but then stops when the connection is lost.
Yesterday I was going to access one of my other computers at another house via LogMeIn and noticed that computer #1 was "online and ready to connect". I was slightly amazed given the fact it has not been able to surf the web, but now I can connect via the internet to it? So I did, and it worked. I was remotely connected to computer #1 using computer #2 and they were both on the same network. I thought that's why I can access it (because they're on the same network) so I remoted in to computer #3 (on a different network) and tried to remote in to #1.
It worked. And I'm baffled as to why #1 won't surf the web, but can be remotely accessed via LogMeIn and the internet. I've changed from the automatically selected DNS address it receives to a free DNS address and that doesn't work.
Can anyone tell me why I can be connected to the internet, but can't surf? Thanks.