> I'm having an issue with my new laptop using Vista Home Premium.
> While connected to our DSL line at work, I can not open up websites using
> domain names such as www.google.com. I can however open them up using the IP
> address, bookmarks, and apps that connect to internet based services (The VB
> online help search for instance).
> This is not a problem that I have at home, where I am connected via wireless
> to a D-Link Router. The work router is a Sonic Wall.
> I have statically assigned my IP address, default gateway, and DNS servers
> (this is something we have to do when connecting to the DSL line at work.
> There is no DHCP server for this network.)
> I am assuming that this is going to be an issue with the router. Anyone have
> any suggestions as to what this could be?
Since you can get to the websites by entering their IP addresses but not
their names, the issue is connected to DNS. You need to check your DNS
settings for the work network. If you are using a domain, your Vista
Home Premium machines can't join it but can use the server for DNS if
that's how you are set up.
A more detailed description of your work setup - domain, workgroup, DSL
provider, etc. - will help. It will also help if you post the results of
ipconfig /all from the laptop while at work.
Start Orb>Search box, type
The cmd entry will appear above. Right-click on it and choose "run as
Administrator". Then do:
ipconfig /all [enter]
Post the IP addresses for the computer, the gateway, and the DNS servers.
Also post the make/model of the router at work.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User