I'm trying to fix my girlfriend's internet connection and am not having any luck. It is connected over a LAN without a router. The wireless works fine (bridged from another laptop plugged in) but all browsers just fail to load the page. Rarely it will make it to "transferring data" and load maybe the title, but that's it.
It appears to connect fine (maybe takes a bit long), and it obtains an IP just fine and sends/receives some packets. Interestingly, it pings "google.com" just fine but it will time out if I attempt to ping the DNS or WINS servers.
There were previously a lot of networking utilities utilities installed like Cisco Clean Access (installed but disabled) so i tried the Winsock fix but that didn't do anything.
My only guess is that I disabled some annoying 3rd party wireless utility about the same time but I believe that was only for wireless. That program has since vanished from the computer as far as I can tell.
If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated.