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Network has internet but can't get in online

tols12
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Our network has internet connection. I am able to log onto my machines remotely. However, when i go to IE, i get a message saying, "DNS Error - Server cannot be found". How is it that i can log onto my computers remotely but i can't get online?
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Make sure DHCP is giving out the correct DNS server addresses and remember that PCs on the internal network should be looking to the internal Server for name resolution and not an external source such as an ISP - Internet Service Provider.

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I agree with bond, but you might also want to check this:

If you "ping google.com" from a dos prompt, does it give you back an IP address?
If so, your DNS is probably ok, check your proxy setting in your browser.  (In IE it's tools->internet options->connections->lan settings.)

I've also seen viruses muck with C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts , which suddenly messes up your DNS.
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