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Ping works but not HTTP

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#1 Knute Snortum

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:52 PM

I was at my in-law's house and I was playing computer tech with their laptop and wireless router. I got the laptop to communicate with the router and out to the Internet (Linksys Router, WPA-Personal, TKIP?). I know this because I could ping a domain out of the local network. But strangely, when I started IE (8?) I couldn't get any webpage to download.

Unfortunately, they are now 600 miles away, so I can't check things on their system. I am just wondering if anyone knows what might stop HTTP from working when Ping works fine.

I'll take my answer on the air.


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#2 figgis41


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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:33 AM

hi,,,, could be a few things really,,,, the browser its self could be corrupt,,,, try firefox or chrome to rule this out,,,, could be the security with in the browser was set too high,,, click on tools then internet properties in IE i think,,, cant remember as i use firefox,,,,, set the security to medium in there,,, also look in privacy and set this to medium as well while your in there,,,,, then after checking this ,,,, look in the pc's firewall and check its allowing IE through,,, also look to see if the routers f/w is allowing the pc to connect,,,, and just to test if its the browser or the wireless settings in the router,,, connect with an ethernet cable and see if it goes online,,,,,, make sure the LAN card is still enabled in network shearing centre then click on manage network connections on the left field,,, right click the LAN and enable,,,,,,,,,
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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