Windows 8.1 Says is connected to the internet, but won't load any webpages

#1
I have a Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 laptop with Windows 8.1. It says that it's connecting to the internet, but whenever I tried to load a webpage, it'll say that the webpage is not available. I tried on both Chrome and IE, but the problem persists.
It'll get to google just fine if I type 74.125.225.179 into the url bar, but I'll get the same message if I click on any hyperlinks.
I've tried restarting the computer multiple times and resetting my IP address, but no dice. Any ideas on how to fix this issue, or is it a lost cause?
 


ussnorway

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#2
That normally indicates your dns is not responding…
Please press [windows key] + [x] and select "command prompt (Admin)" This should load up into a new administrator cmd panel where you can run this next script from
Type "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) and press enter.
Q1. What address (number) is your dns?
Q2. What address (number) is your gateway?
To keep it simple most problems can be fixed by having these numbers the same as each other i.e set the dns to the same number as your gateway… if that doesn’t fix it or you need more help then please post a screen showing the ipconfig setting.
 


#3
Both the "dns servers" and the "default gateway" items have the same address number, 192.168.1.1
 


ussnorway

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#4
I can't help without information m8… if you can't work out how to take the screenshot then right click on the cmd program and pick "select all"… this will copy all the text inside the box and you can then paste it into an editor like Microsoft word.

The zip file contains a simple video to demo this.

p.s. sorry about the zip format but apparently that’s the only type of zip file this forum understands… so low teck! :(
 


Attachments

#5
Sorry. Slipped my mind. Thanks for the copy/paste suggestion. Here you go:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Stanley
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 5C-51-4F-AF-6A-F8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 5C-51-4F-AF-6A-F5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-1A-06-7B-94-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 5C-51-4F-AF-6A-F4
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6d28:7a36:e106:f529%3(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.16(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, April 25, 2014 6:35:05 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 27, 2014 8:56:59 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 56381775
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1A-51-5E-D6-20-1A-06-7B-94-0E

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{FB6B1D21-A10E-421E-A7D5-75700E50E354}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Windows\system32>
 


ussnorway

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#6
Well lets try something else.

1. Confirm that we aren’t trying to use a proxy server, i.e. does work or school have one?

2. Is the network at your home an old one i.e. it worked before?... have you recently changed service providers? Some service providers map the mac address of the clients router and store that info so I just need you to confirm for me that nothing has changed on this network apart from you doing it.
dns.png

Now please open the Network from the control panel and manually change your preferred dns address to 8.8.8.8 (this is a public dns server owned by google) and type "https://www.google.com.au/" into the web browser (without the quotes) then try some of the other Google webpage links… does it work now?
 


#7
1. No, we are not concerned with a proxy server

2. The network at home has worked before, though the laptop that I'm having problems with is relatively new. I've had it for about a month, though I started having this issue only a few days ago. Service provider is still the same.

I tried the 8.8.8.8 thing but that isn't working. It won't even go to Google.
 


Trouble

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#8
Take some time and double confirm that your browser(s) are not using a proxy server by mistake.
In Internet Explorer click the little gear icon in the top right hand corner below the "X" (close window) and choose internet options.
Choose the connections tab and click the LAN settings button and uncheck anything that is checked and click OK.

I noticed you have an normal ethernet adapter (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) can you temporarily connect that with a standard Cat5 cable and see if the problem persists?

Check here C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Open the file called hosts it should look like this
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
If it doesn't, edit it in notepad until it does (you may have to remove the read only flag in the file properties before you can edit it and save it successfully)

Finally what security suite software do you currently have installed and or, perhaps a better questions is what security suite software have you previously had installed.
We've seen it thousands of times where an unsuccessful removal of Security Suite Software has left remnants which result in this type of behavior.

Sometimes you can check the properties of your network card and see this.
Hold the Windows Logo key and strike the R key and type
ncpa.cpl
In the resultant properties box select the network card you are currently using, right click and choose properties
In the area labeled "This connection uses the following items:"
Scroll if necessary and see if you can find any reference to a software product that you are currently using or formerly used if you find something suspicious just uncheck it and see if that helps.

Otherwise you may want to Google for the vendor specific proprietary removal tool and use that to rid yourself of any remnants. Just type the product into your search engine followed by the two words "removal tool" and see what turns up.
Here are three of the most popular
http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331 actually the link to that tool is further down in the article here http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
 


ussnorway

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#9
Well spotted…The localhost (i.e. 127.0.0.1) address loop is so old school that I completely forgot about it.

The # symbol is a comment and anything that starts with it is ignored But a number then name could be overriding other settings e.g

# 192.168.0.1 nibbithost would be safe because of the # at the start but

192.168.0.1 nibbithost2

Would say that nibbithost2 resides at the address of 192.168.0.1 which could interfere with normal dns function.

p.s Chrome and ie uses the same proxy settings but Firefox can be set independently which makes it handy for problem shooting connection issues like this.
 


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davehc

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#10
Internet connections have always been, and will remain, a mystery to me. But it looks like you are only connecting, with domain names, to the router, and not to your IP provider. I would try and set your router back to defaults, if you are able, Otherwise set the dns (in the router) to automatic
 


Joe S

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#11
I've used Hosts file for years to block junk. Now they are using 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1
Joe
 


#12
I actually experienced same on my PC. Except in my case, i used Firefox browser. I tried all the tips i could find online but none worked. At the end of the day, i simply went to the firefox internet settings and changed Configure proxies to access the internet from Use system proxy settings to Auto-detect proxy settings for this network. And that did the trick.


For reference purpose, here you go: How to fix computer connected to WiFi But Not Browsing
 


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