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Browsers won't connect to the network

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 24, 2014 8:16:20 AM

None of my browsers will connect to the internet even though my network connection indicates the computer is in fact connected to the internet. I am using a laptop with Windows 7.

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January 24, 2014 1:35:54 PM

Test to see if you have a connection. Click on Start then enter "CMD" in the search box. This will bring up a command window. Type "ping" If you have internet , the response should look like the following. Report back with your test results for more help.

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=163ms TTL=44
Reply from bytes=32 time=69ms TTL=44
Reply from bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=44
Reply from bytes=32 time=69ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 66ms, Maximum = 163ms, Average = 91ms

January 24, 2014 7:23:34 PM

My problem is intermittent. Sometimes when I reboot my computer it takes a long time before I can access the internet with any of my installed browsers. (ie, firefox, chrome, safari). When I go to the network center it shows that I am connected to the internet - just can't get there with a browser. Other times when I reboot the computer everything works fine. I have other computers and devices that I am able to connect with when I have this problem so I know it's not my router. It's working again now so I'll keep this test handy for future troubleshooting - thank you!
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