Figured I’d post my issue here because Blender users are pretty tech savvy people.
I’m at my wits ends. I’m unable to connect any browser to the web and keep getting the below errors (be it Chrome, Firefox, or Edge).
I took my system to Micro Center, and everything checked out. They were able to connect it to their wi-fi, no problem.
I tried researching more fixes. Here’s what I’ve done so far.
Reset PC and router
Reset network settings
Reset adapter card
Command prompt - flush DNS, winsock reset
Turned off firewall
Cleared browser cache and data
Another thing is, all my other devices are connected and running fine! The issue lies strictly between the browsers on my custom build PC and the www. I’m running Windows 10, and it’s a decently fast system (Intel 7, RTX graphics card, etc.)
Around the time I was having these issues I uninstalled Webroot anitvirus, only because I let my subscription lapse and I wanted to temporarily disable it.
So, I have no idea what to do now. It was suggested to me to reinstall the OP, but I really don’t see how that can fix the issue. Especially seeing that the repair center had no issues with connectivity.
is the clock sync’d? sometimes that prevents things form connecting. can you ping a dns like 220.127.116.11?
but tbh reinstalling windows is a good thing to do. just to sure you dont have a virus. if you are “in the market” for an AV, ive been using avast for a while with no issues or false positives and free feature set is good (there is some extra things you dont need but you can minimal install). they recently made the firewall free and that is so much better than windows. (just sure to have windows firewall on when you enable avast one or xbox features break.)
i just noticed you said “network card”, most mobos have an integrated card. you should use that.
Have you checked the ip settings on your Win 10 PC? Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Settings > Network Connections. Do you see anything odd or wrong? Right click on your connected network device. Here you can check the “Status”? There’s also a Diagnose option too which sometimes actually works (although really depends on the issue). Status dialog will let you see the ip address, dns server, etc… which should typically point and match what your router is setup for. I’ll assume your router is the DHCP server and provides the DNS server defaults also.
The connection details should match the same network details as your other devices. With the IP address being unique for each device on your network. A duplicate IP will give you all sorts of connection issues.
Selecting Properties will get you to the protocols that are installed. Check the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) propeties. Are they set for automatic IP & DNS (which is the typical setup). Maybe your antivirus changed some of these settings but didn’t reset after being un-installed.
Oh yes. I hardwired it in. Same issues. Can’t do screenshots. I’m on a work issued laptop and it has admin restrictions. Otherwise I’d attempt to screenshot from my desktop, and transfer to this laptop. So that’s a no go.
I’m not sure how else to explain my issue. Again, I have connectivity. I can ping. It’s connected. Something is blocking the browsers. I don’t know how to uninstall the browsers then reinstall without being connected. I just tried uninstalling the network adapter and reinstalling. nothing.
My fear is that if I reinstall the OP, I’ll still have the same issues. Is having a corrupted IP a thing? I don’t know. I can connect elsewhere just fine. The browsers work, the sun shines, bunnies are hopping through the fields. But now, in my home, it’s cold and desolate and surrounded by dementors and no connection. I’m at a loss and drinking a bottle of wine.