Windows XP Pro SP3
The computer can not access google.com in the browser and it can not ping google.com .
When trying to ping google.com it tries to hit 188.8.131.52 and times out.
I can repair the network connection and sometimes it will fix the issue.
Host file is clean, Dns settings are ok. I have flushed DNS and ARP.
Browser platform or user profile does not seem to make any difference.
The problem usually starts when the PC is booted up. If the issue can be fixed by a network connection repair it will work fine until the computer is re-booted.