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Hi folks, from sunny New Zealand!

I have a strange problem. I have a home network of three PCs. I have a cable connection that enters via a Motorola Surfboard cable modem, and then connects to the PC via usb. The other PCs on the network connect, via a switch, to the ethernet port on my main PCs motherboard.

Everything was fine until a few days ago. Now, my main PC can send and receive email and play some online games, but it will not connect to the web. I have Firefox and IE installed, and neither will work. All the other machines that connect via my home network connect to the www fine, you can browse from any of them.

The only software I have installed recently is the NOD32 antivirus system.

Anyone have any ideas?

More info - my ISP had me ping various IPs and they all returned results. The cable/modem side of things seems fine, it seems to be a machine-specific thing. Possible virus? Any point in rebuilding the TCP/IP stack?

Edited by kiwijetpilot, 06 May 2006 - 04:56 AM.

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