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    XP LAN problem

    Hello all, I have sort of an interesting issue... I have a desktop computer dual booting XP SP2 and Ubuntu. It has a wired internet connection... the connection has been working without any trouble... today my wife booted to XP, and could not load a page... I was at work and told her I would look at it when I got home. The puzzling thing is that it works in Ubuntu, but not windows. In XP I can ping the router, and the external gateway. Ping the DNS servers, but cannot pull a page, or ping a hostname. I tried manually entering the DNS information, but that didn't help. I tried bypassing the router and plugging directly into the DSL modem, but still no luck... rebooted to Ubuntu just to make sure... worked like a dream... I even refreshed the page a couple of times just to be certain... then booted back to windows, and reset TCP/IP

    netsh int ip reset asdf.txt
    netsh winsock reset
    rebooted. still no luck. Killed the firewall. No change. It was working fine yesterday... no programs were installed/uninstalled. No new hardware... I am pretty well puzzled at this point... I would reinstall the drivers for my nic, but I find it weird that I can ping all over inside my network, and some external addresses, but cannot resolve hostnames. The other two computers [both XP] connected wirelessly, are working fine. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Try lspfix?

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    Thanks for the reply oofki I have not heard of that... I will give it a shot... I presume it is an application? I am starting to suspect malware... I am doing an adaware scan, and it has picked up a few items... just have to wait until it finishes...

    edit: turns out the malware it detected were just cookies. I tried LSPFIX, but it found no errors.
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    Had a similar DNS issue with my network. Had to call the DSL provider and get the passwords for the DSL modem as it had a DNS configuration that was overriding the XP DNS config.

    I'm using OpenDNS for my DNS server and its been working great.
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    If ping works the TCP/IP stack and NIC drivers are fine.

    Did you check the hosts file?
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    What did LSPfix find for LSPs? Even if it doesnt find errrors that doesnt mean that there arent problems I am sorry for not specifying. The other thing you can try is WinsockFix it has a lot of fixes built in that you may have over looked.

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    This sounds like a browser issue too me if your able to ping out to external IP's. If you try going through explorer does it work? Also have you tried to browse by IP?
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    Sounds like a DNS issue..

    From command prompt> ipconfig /flushdns

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    oofki - mswock.dll, winrnr.dll, rsvpsp.dll were all in the keep box. The remove section was empty.

    SirDice - Host file looked ok. Thanks for the suggestion.

    moxquito - I actually was mistaken. I can ping my dns servers, but not any other external address, I tried browsing by ip, but had no luck.

    MLF - I will give it a shot. thanks...

    just tried it... didn't work... thanks for the idea though.
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    Weird. A friend called me a couple days ago with the same problem. He had a 2wire dsl modem and everything looked good but he wasn't able to surf. He was looking at it for a friend of his, and he brought his laptop over and everything worked but just not on the original machine. After I was all out of ideas he resorted to the tried and true wipe & reload, lol. Everything worked after that so I assume there was some malware at play. There's a few new IE6 & 7 exploits running wild and some exisitng FF ones, so it doesn't surprise me...

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