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#80853 5-Apr-2011 09:51
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I am having an issue with being able to Browse the internet at home this morning, i woke up to find that i could not browse to any websites and or download any emails.

I am using one of the Vodafone Broadband Routers, and gave it a reboot as i did this last night to be able to get to a few different websites that just wouldn't load.

This didn't help and while i can ping vodafone's name servers if i try and ping any website domain names it just says the name server cannot resolve (or something to that effect).

I am going to try another modem i have when i get back home, but just wanted to know if there are any issues that could be causing this.


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  #455430 5-Apr-2011 10:26
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Did you try calling Vodafone to ask for help?


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  #455431 5-Apr-2011 10:28
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i will be if i change the modem and still get the same result, but since i am @ work (and dont have enough time to sit on the phone) i thought i would post here.



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  #455434 5-Apr-2011 10:33
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Can you ping other ip addresses?
You could try other dns servers to see if it fixes it.
Opendns: and

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  #455435 5-Apr-2011 10:37
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And you haven't installed any new antispyware software, or any other software for that matter in the last week? Have you checked your browser configuration to see if there's a proxy configured there?



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  #456397 7-Apr-2011 14:03
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Thanks for the responses, i've been pretty busy with work and unable to comment, but it seems as if it was just localised to my desktop... i had not installed anything or changed my antivirus so im not sure what was happening.. while i could ping server ip's i just could not get any luck browsing or pinging to domain names.... even though NSlookup would get me the ip addresses for sites.

I ended up formatting and doing a fresh install with Windows 7... this has resolved the issue, and i had been meaning to do it for a while....

No idea what caused it though, as Malware Bytes was clean....

Thanks Matt

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