I no longer am able to access the internet just in the last few days. i have gone thru all the ipconfig prompts, pinged both the default gateway and pinged google and every thing is working properly. However is till can't access any web site even though the status bar shows i am connected. i am using internet explorer to access the web, so what else can be tried?
Please check to make sure that you have a DNS address. Check your router to make sure that it is acquiring that. Then if that doesn't work connect directly to your modem and see if that connection works for browsing the net.