i have gone to dos and typed in ping plus the numerical IP address for the router and all is working a treat
it would seem that the alpha addresses such as pcadvisor.co.uk are not being translated in to numeric
and i don't understand: is this a modem issue all of a sudden when this morning it was all working? is this an ISP issue? are they blocking the transmissions maybe [i am using a dial up connection now to be able to find a resolution to this problem]
It might be a broadband problem , but you are still getting an IP address from them , as you can connect via dial up , try rebooting or power cycling the router first , just to remove it from the equation .
i will power off the modem, then the router, count to 10 and repower the modem and then the router... this has to be done at another location as i do not have the modem/router set up here; just remote
i thought that when i was able to ping that there was a signal going from my computer to the Net but that my situation meant there is no recognition of word addresses.... but i don't really know much about networking;
i thought maybe the provider doesn't like the fact that we can get much better speeds than what we are paying for by using the router :-) on the DSL line