Windows – Cannot browse websites using wireless

windows xpwireless-networking

I have Windows XP and, after connecting correctly to the wireless router, cannot browse any websites through any browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE).

  • I am connected to the router
  • I have an IP (see ipconfig results below)
  • I can browse the Internet on my Ubuntu and OSX machines using wireless
  • I can browse the Internet on my Windows XP machine only when wired

ipconfig results:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

Summary of OS, hardware, settings

  • Windows XP
  • D-Link WBR-2310
  • WPA2 Encryption, Personal

Best Answer

Can other systems on your LAN browse the web?

Click Start >> Control Panel >> Security Center >> Windows Firewall and check the firewall settings. If necessary make an exception for one of the browsers, say Firefox, and see if you can then browse the web.

Do you have any other firewall/antispyware software installed that might be blocking Internet access?