Having a very interesting situation here. Working on PC for a friend who stated that it connected to the network, but was unable to browse to any sites using Internet Explorer and Google Chrome...
After re-creating the issue, I began with pinging the Default Gateway. Successful.
Then I pinged the DNS servers...successful.
Then I pinged www.google.com...unsuccessful.
So I immediately thought, DNS servers! So I pinged them...successful. And that is where I am stuck. Nslookup doesn't work for anything. I shifted to Google DNS servers and pinged them...successful, but no browsing.
I then shifted to OpenDNS servers and pinged them...successful, but still no browsing. I uninstalled and reinstalled drivers for both NICS...wireless and LAN. I disabled all firwall and anti-virus protection and I verified that all applicable services were up and op, i.e., DNS Client, DHCP Client, Network Connections and all that.
Using a Windows 7 laptop, on the same network, with the same DNS and IP settings, I am able to connect, browse, ping, and resolve to IP address. But not on the Windows XP laptop.
XP Laptop Specs are as follows:
Acer Extensa 4220
Windows X SP 3 32-bit
1 GB DDR2
Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN Controller
I have no clue how to proceed, so if there are any ideas out there, I would love to hear them.