Being a computer techie, I get a lot of accuantances and buddies asking me to work on their computers. I usually don't have time out of work but as a personal favor I agreed to fix a laptop having problems accessing the internet. WinXP Home laptop, trying to connect to a network. The problem I beleieve lies in its inability to update DNS information. I can input network settings myself, including IP, subnet, and gateway. I also input the DNS server to one that I know works (same one I have set on my working box). I can ping the router by IP, and I can ping google by IP. However, I CAN NOT ping google.com, it can't find it. I tried to winxp network setup wizard, and with that, I cant even ping my router or google by IP. I tried repairing the connection with winXP, but it said it can not as there is a problem resolving domain name information, or something like that. I have also tried ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew for the adapter, but to no avail. Also tried removing the adapter and readding it. I have even tried ipconfig /flushdns. Nothing works! Anyone got any other suggestions? Formating IS NOT AN OPTION. Can't even reinstall win over win. Please, do not suggest that. Thanks!