Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:14 AM
i have a time warner modem with a linksys router attached to it. associated with this network are 2 computers, one running vista and the other ubuntu with a vista partition. . both have wireless connections. the ubuntu machine connects to the internet through a firefox browser with no problems. the vista partition on the ubuntu machine also works. the vista machine which is at vista update KB2388210 cannot get out to the internet through either a firefox or internet explorer browser.
However, i can successfully ping internet locations using absolute addresses and i've gotten a yahoo response through a host tx (with the help of a friend). it appears that the internet is accessible on the vista machine and some unknown function stops normal (eg browser initiated) usage. i've done and tried several things like uninstalling Norten, unplugging routers, modems, etc without success. i've scanned Firefox and the I/E with AVG and anti-malware and did not find any problems.
do you have any suggestions on how to debug and solve this problem ?