Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:04 AM
Hi BleepingComputer, I have a strange problem, and I'm wondering how something like this can happen. I do have some technical knowledge, though not extensive.
I'm connecting to the net through a router. Works fine. During my test on some issues I'm having with Media Player streaming, I disconnected my router and pluged the cable directly to my PC. I verified in "Network Connections" that I am not longer connected to the 192.168.x.x style router IP, instead, it is connected to a legitimate cable modem IP. In the past, I've done this before to rule out the router as a problem to issues. This time however, I encountered something strange.
My PC is not connected to the net. The IP checks out, it is supposed to be working. But I cannot go to any websites, EXCEPT 1:
Not Google Images or anything else, JUST Google. No, it is not set as my homepage.
And stranger yet, I could do searches on Google... If it is only cache, how did I manage to get search results?
So I'm partly online? Can someone explain how this could come to be?
Thanks for your time.