I use Windows XP and Verizon DSL to connect my laptop to the internet. All of a sudden I now cannot connect. The olaptop and the desktop are connected to the DSL miodem by ethernet cable. The desktop can connect but not the laptop although the laptop can see see the files on the desktop. Also on the laptop if I were to type iexplorer and an ip number, it will connect to that page, but if I were to type like msn.com, it will not display the page. Verizon, said that it was my Mcafee that was preventing it, maybe the anti virus software had expired and it was now blocking all access to the internet. I even uninstalled McAfee but I still cannot connect from the laptop.
My desktop has the same McAfee but does not have a problem and they are umder the same license.
Hope someone can throw some light on what is happening.