I had an issue really similar to yours on my Windows 2003 server. My server
hosts webpages using a service by dynu.com because I'm on a dynamic ip
address from comcast. Anyway, I could view my webpages that were being
hosted from a remote site, I could Remote Desktop into my server, but from
my server I could not view anything related to http. I posted that problem
in the windows.server.general newsgroup and 2 smart fellas recommended I
remove IE Security Enhancements from Add/Remove Windows Components. I don't
know if Vista has IE Security Enhancements, but check it out.
"kg" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for the reply. DNS is working, but still cannot browse outside of
> the LAN. Hypothesis is weird IE security or router issue !? Machine is
> dual boot with XP and Vista. XP works fine so physical network layer is
> functioning. Tried manually setting DNS servers but still no good.
> "Zack Whittaker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Try going here on the affected computer: http://188.8.131.52
>> Does that page load up? If so... it's definately a DNS issue ;o)
>> Zack Whittaker
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>> that up!
>> --: Original message follows :--
>> "KG" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>I have a good LAN connection, DHCP allocated IP address, DNS appears to
>>>work, and I can browse web content on the LAN.
>>> I cannot, however, browse web content on the far side of my home router.
>>> Anything outside the LAN returns a message in IE that there is a server
>>> problem. I can see the DNS resolution in the task bar of IE 7, but no
>>> web content.
>>> Also, activation isn't working. Perhaps if I solve one issue, I can
>>> solve the other.