Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:09 AM
Since you are able to ping and IP, I assume that you have a link. So the next thing is: Are you pinging your local router or an IP on the internet? If you are able to ping an IP on the internet, then that is good to start with. Use the 'ipconfig' command in dos to see that your system has an IP, a gateway IP, and DNS IP's. If it has all of that, even better. If you are using IExplorer, then check the proxy settings and make sure they are off.
That is all the simple stuff. It can be more complex, is say for instance, your router is not set up correctly.
Let me know how far you get on the above steps and I shall try to help you further.