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WIndows 8.1 Internet problems (webpage not available etc)

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Internet
Last response: in Windows 8
May 17, 2014 8:33:36 PM

Hi guys,

So basically I've been using Windows 7 for since it came out, but I decided it's time to upgrade to windows 8.1.

Anyway, I installed win8 on my ssd and everything seems fine, except the internet. For some reason, No matter what browser (tried Chrome, IE, Mozilla, waterfox, opera) i am able to search google, but when i click on link to a webpage, it'll load for ages then come up with an error message "webpage not available" and other variations depending on the browser.

If I restart, I can occasionally connect to a few webpages, but shortly after it does the same thing, there seems to be no set pattern.

Downloads seem to work fine aslong as I am able to start them, Torrents download as they usually would at normal speeds. But certain applications (msi live update for example) are unable to connect to the internet and return error messages.

Any installations that require internet connections seem to fail.
I just installed windows 7 on a seperate HDD and everything works fine.

BTW, I'm using wired ethernet connection, I dont have wifi

My network drivers are up to date aswell as everything else.

I'm at my wit's end, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys

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a b $ Windows 7
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May 17, 2014 8:40:28 PM

Not sure.

I had the same issue I believe and had to unplug my MODEM and ROUTER (may be a single unit). Probably the MODEM part is the issue. Anyway, when it booted back up it solved my issue.

It may be a handshaking issue with your Internet Service Provider.
May 17, 2014 11:33:19 PM

"had to unplug my MODEM and ROUTER (may be a single unit)" As you can guess, this was one of the first things I tried, No luck unfortunately.