Hi I have a Windows 8 laptop and up until recently I haven't had any problems with it; it has connected to the internet fine. But then about two days ago, suddenly, it will show that it has full bars and is connected to the internet but when I try to use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, neither allows me to access webpages. I've tried using the Windows Troubleshooter but it doesn't seem to find anything wrong with my connection and when I do a ping test all 4 pings are sent/received. At first, the problem was just with my dorm's wifi but now my computer doesn't seem to be able to connect to the internet through any wifi router. Any thoughts as to what my problem is? Thanks!
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If you can ping just fine the connection should be ok. Maybe it is an issue with your browsers? Do you have a local proxy enabled? That could cause not being able to access any outside websites. You can check by going to settings in your Chrome browser -> Change …
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ARe you pinging via IP address or hostname.
if IP, then you have basic connenctivity but have not tested resolution. Test with hostname.
if hostname, then resolution and connectivity are fine. Check for viral activity.
if you only tested IP, then check that your DNS servers are set correctly then …
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