Assuming you can ping the public IP, can you ping yahoo.com?
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"Major PITA" <Major PITA@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message news:C05A139F-535B-436D-836B-807585305CF3@microsoft.com...
Just purchased a new e-machine from BB with vista preinstalled. Connected to
our small office network that uses a linksys WRT54G router to a dedicated T1.
Vista shows connection to internet but IE won't download anything (shows
connected to, then halts waiting for data from website.) We have tried
disabling the windows firewall, uninstalling the Mcafee software that was
preinstalled, pinging to the intranet and internet, which we can do. This is
using an Intel onboard NIC and as such there is no option to disable ipv4,
ipv6 or udp checksum options. I have also tried setting manual settings for
IP address and set the DNS server to the router address (192.168.0.1). No
change in symptoms. Linksys support (LOL) says the WRT54G is Vista certified
and offers no updates. e-machine support says the problem is with the
permissions in vista and is not their problem. Microsoft support wants money
before they will talk to us.
Looks like vista is not ready for primetime. I would probably be better off
loading this thing up with that old copy of windows ME I got laying around.
Better yet, this heap is going back to BB.