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I can only reach IP addresses on the internet. Can NOT see any site with a logical name. Any link containing ONLY logical names creates an error msg: Site NOT found... I can't even reach Microsoft to get updates. HELP???

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by In reply to Can ONLY reach IP address ...

MY ISP is OKAY. My other computers running XP Pro have no difficulty with IP addresses or Logical names.

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by erikdr In reply to Can ONLY reach IP address ...

Compare the DNS settings in the computers.
(E.g. IPCONFIG /ALL on commandline).

Also when it's okay on the failing PC, do try to ping the primary and secondary DNS server. After all D(omain) N(ame) S(ervice) does all the name-to-IP resolution, so that's where you got to look for in hunting the culprit...


<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by voldar In reply to Can ONLY reach IP address ...

Stop the firewall that you have on the machine!!
Try to ping - does it work? Try to ping the public address of, does it work? My sugestion is the one I already mentioned, check for any firewalls you may have on the computer, and stop them to see if your problems are solved.

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