I have 2 pcs both running XPSP2 over wired network. Until recently I could receive web pages on both pcs (provided pc1 switched on). Now, I can receive emails on pc2 and I can do a google search - but when I click on a link or type a url cannot open web page. It says page is opening but nothing happens. Also, I can't download AVG updates. Pc1 is shown as gateway and pc2 as client. I have tried setting up several times - even removing firewall but no progress.
I have blueyonder broadband (1.5 meg). Pc1 receives 100 mps but pc2 only 10 mps.
I recently changed pc1 from Server 2000 to xp but think this problem started before then. It may have happened around the time I installed a firewire port on pc2 (for camcorder). I removed that card yesterday but still can't surf.
I have searched this forum and tried a few ideas like clearing history. I would welcome any further thoughts.
Thanks Spikeychris - that worked to some extent and I can now open several websites - but not all. For example I can open Merton Council website but not Wandsworth Council (or PC Advisor) site. I can open Customs and Excise website but not the DTI's. If it is ok I will leave this as unresolved for a while longer in case anyone can suggest why this might be happening.