Problem connecting to internet.......Please Help

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I have a weird problem here. My computer is hooked up to a router and is connected. For example I can open up and connect to Limewire and Pokerstars. But if I try and open up Internet Explorer or Firefox it will not connect. It also will not connect me to any messenger programs. The only way I can access the internet is to use AOL dial up. Then the browsers and messanger programs work fine. Any clues or suggestions to fix this problem?
 

cookiedude

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Does your ISP require a username and password for access to the internet? If this is the case it is probably simply a case of going:

Tools -> internet options -> connections -> settings, and then putting in your username and password. Once you have done this set the coonection to "never dial a connection".

Just to check are you using a broadband connection or dial-up?
 
What type of router do you have? Is there a firewall in the picture on your LAN?
Have you rebooted the router? Can you ping out internet from your command prompt?
 
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