Hi all, This is my first post, My main computer is just about dead (ill be doing the 8 steps later) - im using it now and "borrowing" a neighbor's internet connection because mine is acting weird. a friend loaned me a laptop while i fix my other comp, the laptop cant connect to the internet. I just got done talking to tech support, and we pinged a couple sites, that all worked. but something is keeping IE from accessing the internet, There is only windows standard firewall, and i took that down for now. i dont know what is blocking internet access! Can someone help?