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Web pages not opening

by dadoosmitty / December 13, 2012 6:35 AM PST

I have a laptop, running Win XP. I can connect to the router and it shows I have a strong connection signal, but when I try to open any ISP (Google Chrome, MSN, Outlook, etc) it comes up saying web page not available. All my other computers connect and go online just fine using this same router.
Any suggestions?

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Remember I take your work it's "XP"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2012 6:52 AM PST
In reply to: Web pages not opening

Go get all the updates from XP and get it up to SP3. Also, if there is norton or other that has expired or the date/time is wrong, this happens. Fix? Get norton/other updated or removed and set the date/time.

As this post tells so little my reply is based only on the clues given.

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by dadoosmitty / December 13, 2012 9:08 PM PST

I would love to do that, but, wherein lies my problem, I can't connect to the internet, even tho I'm connected to the router.

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Re: can't connect
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 13, 2012 9:25 PM PST
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- What changed since it last worked.
- Do you really have an outdated version of Windows XP (no SP3) without current updates?
- Please post the full output of IPCONFIG (run in command prompt, copy/paste into your answer).
- Does ping work (in command prompt also, type ping and ping Also post the answer.


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There are ways to update to SP3 without
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 1:37 AM PST
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As you know by now, you can update without a connection on this machine. There are many discussions about that so I won't write it all here but you use a working PC and get the network installable service packs.

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