Ok so I had bought a new HP Pavilion dv5t-1004nr laptop with windows vista sp1 (64bit). I have Kaspersky AV 09 and I am pretty sure this is not a virus/malware issue because the computer is brand new and I had this problem when I first started using it. I'm experiencing no internet connection through wireless only, I am able to connect to ethernet or wirelessly through safe mode (with networking option). My computer says I am connected to the wireless host (full bars). There is no password needed to access it. Sometimes when I check the network and sharing center, my connection status looks somewhat like this: My PC-------host----x-----internet but for now it looks like this My PC------host----------internet I ran a test through windows and it says I am connected to the internet but using either IE7 or FF3 I do not get a page display. I personally checked my system for any malicious files (which there shouldn't be because I have AV on always and haven't downloaded any files yet) Please excuse if I have looked over something simple as I am a Vista newbie but help me figure out what is blocking my internet on normal mode. I'm open to suggestions.