While connected to a public wireless network at a hotel, my laptop lost its ability to browse websites via HTTP. The problem persisted when I returned home using my private wireless network. However, I noticed I can browse sites via HTTPS and FTP. I can even ping external websites in Command Prompt. (For example, using the command “ping google.com”, I receive IP address replies.) Windows appears to be downloading regular updates as well. This could be a setting I have unknowingly disabled.
Unsuccessful attempts to resolve the issue include:
--Sweeping my system for malware with Trend Micro and Malwarebytes’;
--Connecting to the network through an Ethernet port;
--Temporarily disabling my firewall;
--Temporarily disabling my antivirus software;
--And running Network Diagnostics for Windows XP.
All were no help.
I’m stumped. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!