Cannot browse Internet Sites with IE7+ and Vista b2, Can browse LAN sites

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by KG, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. KG

    KG Guest

    I have a good LAN connection, DHCP allocated IP address, DNS appears to
    work, and I can browse web content on the LAN.

    I cannot, however, browse web content on the far side of my home router.
    Anything outside the LAN returns a message in IE that there is a server
    problem. I can see the DNS resolution in the task bar of IE 7, but no web

    Also, activation isn't working. Perhaps if I solve one issue, I can solve
    the other.
    KG, Jun 2, 2006
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  2. Try going here on the affected computer:
    Does that page load up? If so... it's definately a DNS issue ;o)

    Zack Whittaker
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    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

    --: Original message follows :--
    Zack Whittaker, Jun 2, 2006
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  3. KG

    kg Guest

    Thanks for the reply. DNS is working, but still cannot browse outside of the
    LAN. Hypothesis is weird IE security or router issue !? Machine is dual boot
    with XP and Vista. XP works fine so physical network layer is functioning.
    Tried manually setting DNS servers but still no good.

    kg, Jun 2, 2006
  4. KG

    Tony K Guest

    I had an issue really similar to yours on my Windows 2003 server. My server
    hosts webpages using a service by because I'm on a dynamic ip
    address from comcast. Anyway, I could view my webpages that were being
    hosted from a remote site, I could Remote Desktop into my server, but from
    my server I could not view anything related to http. I posted that problem
    in the windows.server.general newsgroup and 2 smart fellas recommended I
    remove IE Security Enhancements from Add/Remove Windows Components. I don't
    know if Vista has IE Security Enhancements, but check it out.

    Tony K, Jun 3, 2006
  5. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2006
  6. KG

    kg Guest

    I fixed the problem! Problem was SPI on my home router dropping packets.

    I have a ZyXel router, new, pre-N, MIMO.
    I checked the router logs and they were filled with dropped packets. Reason
    = SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) bad packet sequence number.
    I disabled SPI, and problem solved!
    All XP machines in side the router never had this problem
    kg, Jun 3, 2006
  7. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 4, 2006
  8. KG

    Gaoler Guest

    Does firefox or another browser work? Can you ping an external IP out
    on the web? Is there any other computers on your lan having a similar
    Gaoler, Jun 5, 2006
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