Problematic Internet Connection

By foreverdizzy ยท 11 replies
Jun 17, 2007
  1. I'm having a similar problem, and would love to have some help. I know this post is rather old, but hopefully someone can help. I currently have a pretty old desktop, but it's been good to me up until now. I have a compaq presario model 5102US.

    My internet connection is always fine, and yet I cannot get to any websites, always showing the "page cannot be displayed" sign. After I restart, everything will by fine for a little while, about 5-10 minutes or so, and then the problem returns.

    At first, I ran an adaware scan and a Norton scan (both are up to date). When that didn't work, I went as far as reformatting my whole computer. And still, no results. Then, I figured it may have been my network card, so I bought a new one. Still, nothing. If anyone could help, that would be great.
  2. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi foreverdizzy and welcome to techspot. =)

    Your post has now been moved to its own thread.
    Have you checked with your ISP with regards to this problem? How about your modem?

    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of foreverdizzy only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. foreverdizzy

    foreverdizzy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi! Thanks for the lovely welcome =)
    I don't think it's the modem because every other computer in my house seem to be working fine, and when I hook up the internet to my laptop, again, it seems to be working fine. It's just my desktop itself that keeps having trouble accessing the web.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    use the system until your browser fails; then
    get a command prompt
    enter ipconfig /all >myip.txt
    attach myip.txt to the follow-up post

    also enter nslookup >mylookup.txt
    and attach it as well

    (both with be in your Documents folder)

    from this we can tell if it's your network vs. your browser
  5. foreverdizzy

    foreverdizzy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Here are the requested .txt files, and thanks so much taking the time to help!

    Attached Files:

  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    ok; your TCP/IP settings are just fine so your system settings are correct.

    However, you are suffering from a DNS request timed out, which is
    not under your control.

    I need the DNS address as seen in your router config.

    Use your browser and access
    and record the
    Gateway address and the two DNS addresses

    you can paste them into your follow-up.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    your last DHCP lease shows:
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:29:39 AM
    Lease Expires . . . .. . . . . . . : Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:49:27 PM​
    so your router will be dealing with this every day.

    be sure you have the latest firmware for your make/model.
  8. foreverdizzy

    foreverdizzy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but when accessed the given link and was requested the login information, I have no idea what my login information is or where it's from. Do I need to call my comcast provider to get it?
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    you're accessing the Router, not the modem, so Comcast is not involved.

    Each manufacturer has a different default ip-address, admin-id and password so,
    state your router make and model number -- hopefully it is still defaulted.
  10. foreverdizzy

    foreverdizzy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the clarification, I found the information that I was looking for =)

    The two DNS addresses:

    The gateway address:
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    24 110 ms 109 ms 107 ms []
    25 106 ms 106 ms 104 ms []​
    these names do not instill any confidence!

    the attachments are BAT files you can use to test connectivity when your
    browser fails;
    run->cmd /k->$scriptX.bat

    save all three in your profile directory; mine is
    \Documents and Settings\Jeff

    and rename each by removing the trailing .TXT

    pinggateway.bat shows you can reach your IPS
    and the other two will show if your DNS is accessible.

    NOTE: If you'r browser fails AND the pingdns* fails, then ALL your systems
    will also fail.
  12. foreverdizzy

    foreverdizzy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    when I ran the command, it said that it "is not an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

    does this mean I entered it in wrong?
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...