Connected to the internet, but can't access it on Windows 7

I've had this problem for a while (well over a month), and am not sure what to do about it. I also have Ubuntu (Linux) installed on my computer, so I can just boot to it and use the internet just fine. When in Windows, it says that I AM connected to the internet, but I can't use it (browse, or use any programs that need to access it). I can even successfully ping any website I want to on Windows 7, but obviously still can't access those websites. When I try to run "Remote Mouse," which is a program that lets you use your iPhone as a mouse, it says something to the effect of, "Cannot find IP."

Since I had this problem for a while, I can't even begin to describe everything I've tried. Obviously, I looked up the proxy settings, and it's not that, as far as what I can see. Reset/re-installed network drivers, reset TCP/IP several times, and a lot more things.

*Also, every other computer and wireless device in the house has been, and is able to, access the internet this whole time without an issue.
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  1. For fun in cmd ipconfig /flushdns

    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew

    post your ipconfig /all
  2. Can you ping websites with the name or IP only? If you cannot resolve names via dns, it might be an entry in or a damaged etc\hosts file
  3. @allennnn - Thanks, I actually did try that, but will again.

    @noidea_77 - I only tried doing it with names - Should I try ping'ing with IP's? From your post, though, it seems like this would only be an issue if I could ping IP's, and not names.
  4. Pinging name requires a working dns to get the IP address, because in fact you can only ping IPs. Can You post the ipconfig output?
  5. Alright, well here's what I got...I also tried the Ipconfig release and renew, and gave the "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" command a shot, with no luck yet.

    C:\Users\Leo>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Leo-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : socal.rr.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : socal.rr.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567LF-2 Gigabit Network Connec
    tion
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-68-08-A7-07
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::dc4a:cd92:59e0:c767%80(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.125(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:55:35 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:55:35 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 1258300008
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-F9-BD-53-00-22-68-08-A7-07

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 4.2.2.2
    8.8.8.8
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 40:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6abd:1cb8:e5e:9d6a:4d70(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1cb8:e5e:9d6a:4d70%82(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {1606FA8C-E7A3-465F-A78A-26A256A3B8E2}:


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

    C:\Users\Leo>
  6. Also, I will add that whenever I try to browse, I get the "Downloading proxy script..." message on the bottom. As I've said before, though, I checked my proxy settings (the basic one, where you access it via chrome or internet explorer settings), and there is nothing there.
  7. Where is this "DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : socal.rr.com" coming from? Do you have an auto-config script and / or a proxy enabled in the Lan network settings?
  8. I'm not 100% sure about the "DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : socal.rr.com" or where it's coming from, and whether I had it previously, before I had problems connecting to the internet.

    As far as auto-config script, I'm not certain about that, but definitely know that no proxy is enabled in the LAN Network Settings.
  9. socal.rr.com Is isp Roadrunner dns.

    Try a Static IP out of my DHCP range, and turn off IPV6 just in case.

    And ping 8.8.8.8
  10. I have been facing the exact same problem myself. For me, Chrome gets stuck at the "Connecting.." stage. Also, I can ping any IP from the cmd (tried with 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4), and can access the Internet on safe mode with networking. IPconfig attached --

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