Can Ping but Not Browse
Posted on 2014-04-04
I can ping but I cannot browse.
Ping times seem to be ok, they are in the 65 ms range.
I am pinging google.com.
Other computers on the network and smart TV work ok.
Before I started attempting to troubleshoot this issue it was an intermittent thing.
So today I purchased and installed a new D-Link wireless usb adapter thinking that my old one was just dying a slow death or something.
It worked initially. I was so happy. Even got some work done using remote desktop and ie explorer 11 on a windows 7 machine.
After that I fired up my VMWare to get some more work done and it went back to being intermittent and slow and flaky.
I tried doing an ipconfig renew and other tests which all seemed ok. I uninstalled a bunch of windows updates thinking that they might have been the cause but it only made it worse.
I can't pull up any websites at all.
I uninstalled chrome and found out that you can't uninstall IE.
I restarted the machine and I am currently re-running windows update.
If anyone has a method or a troubleshooting series of steps to help me track down and fix this issue, I would be forever grateful as it is interfering with my work production as it is driving me crazy.
Thanks in advance,