Hi, I have 2 computers networked and ive been using the internet on both fine for ages now. On tuesday night my network stopped working but that is sorted. My problem is that now i cannot get onto the internet on my pc (bieng on the recieving end of the network). Comp 1 is fine for internet connection. I am able to use the ping command in the command promps on comp 2 which shows a connection is there but im still unable to view web pages and load apps that require internet (eg. skype). I have tried installing the internet into comp 2 but still the same thing happens. Could it be a corrupted windows file? Comp 1 specs Winxp pro 512mb sd ram 80gb hard drive Amd athlon 2200xp 1.8ghz Network card: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Comp 2 specs winxp pro 512mb ddr ram 80gb hard drive amd athlon 2400xp 2ghz ASUS A7V8x-x mother board Network card is onboard Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance Ash
If you have two comps on the net it could be your router. I have to reboot my router once a day because its crap. Hows your internet connection for those two setup/networked? I get the same problem with that whole unable to load web sites thing. try having one computer set for the internet by pluging just one computer into the modem see if it works then.
i dont use a router, i have a cable going straight from one comp to the other.
I have tried setting up the net on comp 2 but the same thing happens, nothing loads. I tried this also with the network disconnected.
Sounds very much like a dns problem. Try manually configuring the dns settings on comp2.
how would i go about doing that?
Your ISP should have all server info on their homepage, look there. The settings are in the properties of the TCP/IP protcoll.
ok il snoop around. Thanks
who do you have for a provider?
NTL with their ntlworld broadband
They dont seem to have anything on their website. Is there anything else i could do or check?